How to Disable a 5-GHz NetGear WNDR3700

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The Netgear WNDR3700 is a wireless router capable of using both 2.4-gigahertz and 5-gigahertz wireless frequencies. Disabling the 5-GHz antenna disables your wireless network, disconnecting any users accessing the Internet or other computers on the network. The buttons on the front of the router make disabling 5 GHz simple. The router also disables 2.4-GHz frequencies when you turn off the 5-GHz antenna.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Examine the LEDs and buttons on the front of the router. Locate the WLAN on/off switch, marked with a green dot and two radiating waves on either side.

  2. 2

    Push the "WLAN" button. The green LED goes out.

  3. 3

    Wait a second while the 2.4- and 5-GHz antennas turn off, disabling your wireless network.

Tips and warnings

  • Repeating these steps reactivates your wireless network.

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