How to disable wifi on Samsung oven? (Or where is the wifi unit located?)
I have a Samsung NE63A6511SB/AA and am trying to completely disable the wifi on the oven, so it will stop transmitting. It's causing interference and either way, just don't need it and want it to stop transmitting.
I know there's a few buttons I can press to turn it "off", which doesn't actually stop it from constantly transmitting a wifi signal. The only way, from what I understand, is to physically cut power to the wifi module.
Does anyone know where the wifi module is located on the oven? Or what to unplug to actually disable it?
I combed through the user manual, and also the physical paper electrical schematic located behind the back panel of the oven... none mention anything about the wifi transmitter, nor it's location in the oven.
I opened up the back panel, and could see the wires and sensors going into the actual oven, and to the range, but did not see anything that could be a wifi transmitter, or anything on the circuit board which hinted at a wifi transmitter.
Have no idea where they could have put it, or where it's getting power from... I started to take apart the side panels, but it seemed like a much more intensive job which would require disassembling a good part of the oven and range.
We have been able to disable the Wifi on Samsung smart TVs, however with some current models beginning with "UN..." we haven't been successful as the screen indicates the Wifi is off, but there is still a signal which emits about once a minute which is enough to give me ear & head aches.
Some people want everything connected to their "Nest" or similar wireless controller which will turn on/off heat, air, smart appliances, security systems, etc., through their smart phones when they're away from home (pre-heat oven on the way home from work). They may have no idea that this convenience operates with microwaves and has the potential to harm their health.
I was looking for a new oven several years ago and wanted to be sure that I didn't get a "smart" one. I found specifications on models online, and comments left on many of the "smart" ovens were negative as people were complaining that even within the home they couldn't connect with the appliance through their phone to make it work. Which probably means that the manufacturers will put in more powerful transceivers in their next production
Re: How to disable wifi on Samsung oven? (Or where is the wifi unit located?)
Have a real close look at the main circuit board, look for somethig like a QR or a Mac ID. If you can't find it there maybe you find wires or a connector coming out of the main board, look where for "WLAN" marked somewhere on the circuit and disconnect those wires. If the chip is soldered onto the main board look for it's antenae which they often print on the main board and you can scratch it off. This will dramaticaly bring down the emission levels so it won't bother you anymore. I did that with my Xiaomi scooter's BT module and from 15,000 microwatts/m2 I managed to reduce it to around 50. Let us know if you get lucky