How to turn off wifi on the gateway eero?

Hi all, 

 I have 3 eeros set up, all are connected via ethernet and the network is working fine with internet & a couple dozen devices connected via ethernet or wifi.

The gateway eero is next to the modem - but both are in the worst possible place for a wifi access point, surrounded by metal sheets. I would like to turn off the wifi on the gateway eero, and allow the other two (ethernet connected) eeros to handle all the wifi.

How do I turn off the wifi on the gateway eero?  It's a simple question but doesn't seem to be answered anywhere. 

The reason for doing this is a) to avoid devices making a poor wifi connection to the gateway, and b) to reduce network interference as the gateway is presumably pumping out at max power c) a slight reduction in power consumption and d) allow the gateway to focus on gateway duties for all the connected devices. 

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  • You can’t turn off the WiFi on any of the units. Your devices will connect to the stronger signal anyways (typically), so having a weaker signal from your gateway shouldn’t matter. And the power consumption savings without the radio enabled would be so minuscule, you’re not going to notice it.

    My advice, just relax and enjoy good WiFi and stop worrying about it :) that’s why I love having eeros in my house.

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