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Wireless routers

Does anyone know of a wireless router that can be configured to automatically shut down wi-fi when it is not in use and then allow a smart phone app to turn on wi-fi only when it is needed?

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I saw a method for doing it, but don't know how to implement

This person shared their method for programming the wi-fi to go off automatically when not in use, but I'm not totally clear on how to implement it http://mysparetimeprojects.blogspot.com/2012/11/remotely-turn-onoff-dd-wrt-wifi-at-wish.html

Someone on Quora said it would work this way: "You could control the Wi-Fi using the cellular network (4G/LTE) to send the command on the “Internet” side of the router." https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-router-which-can-be-configured-to-automatically-turn-wireless-off-when-not-in-use-and-turned-back-on-using-a-smart-phone-app/answer/Kelly-Martin/comment/23513866

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DD-WRT support is hit and miss.

For obvious reasons I don't offer DD WRT support. If someone wants that, they have to dig in and learn.

As to the Quora, sure, but this isn't for everyone out there. That is, I think you want a canned ready to use system.

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