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Check out the User's Manual on page 2-16 under "Configuring Advanced WPS Settings". There are checkboxes you can de-select to disable either/both 2.4GHz or 5GHz radios...
If you have the option, I would definitely recommend turning off the wireless if you are not using it. You will save quite a bit on electricity over the life of the router and it's a greener option.
Some routers now come with options to turn off the wireless functionality at a set schedule (say, 12AM to 8AM) with the same purpose in mind - green computing.
Wrap the router in aluminum foil.
"Wrap the router in aluminum foil."
I love it. Low-tech still has a place in this high-tech world. One note though, I sure you didn't mean wrap the "WHOLE ROUTER" because of the heat build up due to restricted ventilation. Perhaps just the antenna's, yes?
I use another low-tech solution. Switch off the router when finished computing for the day. Switch on again when next firing up the computer. The router takes about the same time to fire up as whichever computer I happen to be using at the time.
Low-tech to the rescue!
Remove the routers antenna.
In not an option, wrap it in aluminum foil or a piece of wire screen.
I'd set up the wireless router as Leo suggested. Make sure that password is REALLY strong. But then just plug the device in when you need it ... I too am sure that fairly soon you will be tempted by something that will use the wireless option, and you will be ready to go.
Leo...thanks for this great info ... as always.
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