Rolando Islas Random Ramblings

Disable/Enable the Wireless Radio on a DD-WRT Router

This post is mostly for myself as a reminder for when my router inevitably decides that it will not re-enable the radio after a reboot.

In my case, I have SSH access to my router, so I can run the following command from a console, however, this should also be possible to execute from the web GUI (Administration¬†¬Ľ Commands).

wl radio on

That is it. A whole blog post for one command.

More info about the wl command can be found on the DD-WRT wiki.

Edit (01/06/2018): The wl command listed avobe does not fully restart the radio. See the gist below for a restart script.