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Urgent- how to turn off WIFI pls?

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pinkingshears Tue 07-Nov-17 19:59:57

Tech saddo - I dont know how.

Just told stroppy teen if he doesn't wash I will turn off wifi and he knows I don't know how... blush

Emergency instructions pls?

MotherOfDragons22 Tue 07-Nov-17 20:00:47

Unplug the router and hide the cable

Dobopdidoo1 Tue 07-Nov-17 20:00:48

Just unplug it op

MrGrumpy01 Tue 07-Nov-17 20:01:01

I just turn the router off at the socket.

ItsTimeForDuggee Tue 07-Nov-17 20:01:16

It should have a button on the router if not unplug it?

WhoWants2Know Tue 07-Nov-17 20:02:00

Hide the cord or he can plug it right back in.

abbsisspartacus Tue 07-Nov-17 20:02:34

Pull the plug and in the future learn how to change the password

shakeyourcaboose Tue 07-Nov-17 20:02:53

Who're you with? Yep you can just turn off at wall!

PumpkinSquash Tue 07-Nov-17 20:08:45

Ooh, stroppy teen always getting threatened with no wifi here. We go through with it too if he's particularly obnoxious!
Literally just turn off and unplug the router box and hide it!

pinkingshears Tue 07-Nov-17 20:13:45


(had to type this in so he could see it. Little sod was laughing at me! Told him I would refer to The Power of Mumsnet and he was less than respectful. I called his bluff)

He is in the shower now.... grin

HighburyHattie Tue 07-Nov-17 20:15:23

Tbh I would go a step further and change the password - so you’re internet usage isn’t hindered and he can’t easily just turn it on and get access again, he’ll have to get the password from you!

HighburyHattie Tue 07-Nov-17 20:15:33


pinkingshears Tue 07-Nov-17 20:35:35

Ah. Now I genuinely DONT know how to change password?

OlennasWimple Tue 07-Nov-17 20:38:34

What internet provider do you have?

pinkingshears Wed 08-Nov-17 08:31:36


Sparklingbrook Wed 08-Nov-17 08:38:01

I have before now unplugged the router and taken it out shopping with me because of stroppy teens. grin

abigamarone Wed 08-Nov-17 08:42:01

You need to learn how to not only change the password, but the name of your WiFi too.
Something like "youllgetthepasswordwhenyouhaveashower" might be effective in your case.

CoughLaughFart Wed 08-Nov-17 08:43:26

Maybe in the future don’t make threats he knows are empty?

girlinamber Wed 08-Nov-17 08:44:59

Sparklingbrook that's brilliant

weaselwords Wed 08-Nov-17 08:46:41

I have driven around with the Xbox in the boot of my car for similar reasons.

catsarenice Wed 08-Nov-17 08:46:55

I did this to DD then realised she had 4G blush

Pythonesque Wed 08-Nov-17 08:48:04

When my sister and I were young, and had some days where we got home before our mother got back from work, our parents adapted the television cable with a lightbulb fitting I think so they could take a piece out and hide / remove it so we couldn't turn the TV on when we were supposed to be doing our homework ...

MurielsBottom Wed 08-Nov-17 08:50:55

At the moment my threats to teenage DD consist of changing the netflix password. It has been changed so many times over the last few months I can never remember it myself! But it does work. I have also gone out taking the tv remote with me or on one occasion the router!

Fairyflaps Wed 08-Nov-17 08:56:24

Here are the instructions on how to change the Wifi password for BT hubs. Not hard - but make sure a new password isn't one your teenager will guess too easily.

Changing the wifi password used to be my main sanction over my then teen a few years ago. Even when they had 4G, they still relied on wifi for a lot of their gadgets and gaming.

iknowimcoming Wed 08-Nov-17 08:57:00

I have on occasion left the house with a keyboard, mouse, wii remotes, Nintendo Ds, mobile phone and iPad in the boot of my car - if I were pulled over by the police I assume they would think I’d done a house burglary if they looked in my boot! Teenage boys - gotta love em! hmm

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