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#303740 6-Mar-2023 16:20
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eme.meshonboard-0 comes up in the list of Wireless connections and I am wondering what it is? and can it be disabled? I have the NF18MESH Gateway from NetComm and have disabled the wifi yet this still comes up and am guessing it is from the router... so is there still some wifi coming from the router even although it is supposedly disabled?




Thanks for any info on this

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  #3047248 8-Mar-2023 09:41
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  #3047259 8-Mar-2023 10:33
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  #3048133 9-Mar-2023 16:00
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Hi there, I understand your frustration as I had the same problem. As an ex Defence Electronics Tech, I am aware of the various effects of RF radiation at certain frequencies - because of this I choose to limit the exposure of WIFI, Mobile phones etc & keep them at a safer distance when possible (this is a whole separate subject though).


My findings with regard to the NF18MESH Gateway Router are as follows:


NOTE: When powering up the router even after setting the WIFI to 'Disabled' it resets the 2.4 & 5G WiFi back to a sort of 'half on' state (In my case I had dimly lit 2.4 & 5G LEDs). This means it is actually radiating & it can be seen on a compatible Wifi device as something like an 'eme.meshonboard' WIFI signal.
You have to log back into router using the IP address & password you should have on the back of your modem & enable both 2.4 & 5G WIFI.
When you click on 'enable' it gives you other options & the 4th one down is "Disable WMM Advertise" which I checked before hitting 'apply/save'. Unsure if this helps at all, but I did it anyway.
Once this was done, I disabled both 2.4 & 5G WIFI again & the WIFI lights stayed off - also 'eme.meshonboard' WIFI is disabled on any WIFI compatible device, which proves the router is not transmitting RF any more.
Note: if the router is turned off (powered down), when it is powered back up, it defaults to transmitting the 'eme.meshonboard'WIFI signal again, with the 2.4 & 5G WIFI lights back on dimly. Even though the router software incorrectly says all WIFI is disabled.
The only solution is to leave the router powered up permanently unless you want to turn if off each night & then enable/disable it each time you turn it back on.


I hope this helps your case.


Kind regards,




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  #3048139 9-Mar-2023 16:18
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Thanks for the detailed reply Olly - yes, it is ridiculous that there isn't a standard on/off button on all wifi devices AND that disable boxes don't fully disable it or preserve that setting through it being powered off and on again...


And the range of wifi is so far - I get it sometimes from a business 380m away!

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  #3048255 9-Mar-2023 17:42
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I would say this is thr backhaul network for mesh devices.

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