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Thanks, this is helpful. The system was setup by the Satellite people so I've no idea what was involved.

we usually point a web browser at the router, log in and configure.

Can you clarify what this means exactly? First, do I have to plug my wife's laptop directly into the router or can I access it through the homeplug system? Second, what webpage do I need to access? Third, I'm not aware of any log in information I've been given. Also do I need to download any software?

Thanks for your patience with a complete novice when it comes to networks.

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You are right. There are few controls "on" the router. For control we usually point a web browser at the router, log in and configure.

The product manual is at https://www.linksys.com/us/support-product?pid=01t80000003KRTzAAO and small world, I have setup this model in the past.

Page 28 of http://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/userguide/E_Series_UG_E900Rev_3425-01486_Web.pdf notes the disabled feature.
Looks like you're all set.

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My wife and I live in an area where Satellite Internet and Phone are the only option unfortunately. So our complex setup involves a modem, router and telephone adapter. My wife's health is such that she would like to remove the presence of WiFi signals in the house if possible. This isn't as ludicrous as it sounds. First, her laptop doesn't work with WiFi and my office (and desktop computer) are remote from the router so we work successfully with HomePlugs and don't actually need WiFi signals. My question is, is it possible somehow to remove the router and its WiFi signals from the system. There are three LAN cables that go into the back of the router, one from the phone adapter, one from the modem and one to the neaby HomePlug. I can't simply plug two of the cables into the modem even if that made sense, and I'm not sure it does, because the modem has only one LAN input. Thoughts please.

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Take a moment to clear up what your question is.

If this is the usual iPhone can't connect to your router question, Apple iPhones can forget connections, I mean you use the menu in the setup of the WiFi to forget the old connection and then connect again.

If your name and password fail then on your PC/Apple login to your router to see what the router password is.

But here's where it gets murky. You asked about the name and password. So take some time to clear up what the issues are.

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If you have a Windows 7 or later workstation you can use PowerShell, because Win 2003 I think it doesn't support PowerShell if it does it might be limited.

A workstation can do as long as PowerShell command line or PowerShell ISE is installed.
Of course, you need to run the PowerShell in an elevated mode ( run it with domain admin rights).

Check out link below it might give you some idea on what you're trying to achieve.
http://quickbytesstuff.blogspot.sg/2014/05/how-to-show-remote-notifications-in.html

Good luck! Cheers!