Connecting a wireless computer to the Guest network

The Guest network is an added feature of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers and Linksys Wi-Fi Routers.  Computers or devices connected to the Guest network will have Internet connection but will NOT be able to access the router’s main network and communicate with other devices within the network.
 
NOTE:  The wireless network name (SSID) of the Guest network is the same as the main network but will have a –guest suffix. 

QUICK TIP:  Before proceeding with the steps below, make sure that you have the wireless network name (SSID) and password of the Guest network.  To learn how to check the wireless settings of the Guest network using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account, click hereIf you’re using the Linksys Connect Software, click hereTo use the web-based setup page instead, click here.

Click on your Operating System (OS) below to learn how:

Windows 10
Windows 8.1/8
Windows 7/Vista
Mac OS X®

Windows 10
 

Step 1:
On the system tray, click on the Wireless User-added image icon.
 
Step 2:
Select your Guest network.
 
NOTE:  In this example, EA9500_Test-guest is used.

 
User-added image
 
Step 3:
Click the Connect button.

 
User-added image
 
QUICK TIP:  You can check the Connect automatically box to enable the computer to connect automatically the next time it is within the range of the Guest network.
 
Step 4:
On your computer screen, select the browser you wish to use.  In this example, the Microsoft Edge browser is used.
 
User-added image
 
QUICK TIP:  Alternatively, you can check Always use this app to enable the computer to automatically use the desired browser the next time you connect to another guest network.
 
Step 5:
You will be directed to the Guest Access login page.  Enter the Guest network password.
 
QUICK TIP:  If the Guest Access login page does not appear, there may be a problem with your web browser.  To learn more about resolving Guest Access issues, click here.
 
Windows 8.1/8

 
Step 1:
On the system tray, click on the Wireless User-added image icon.
 
Step 2:
Select your Guest network.
 
QUICK TIP:  If the Guest network name is not displayed on the list, check if the Guest Access Tool of your router is enabled.

 
User-added image
 
Step 3:
Click the Connect button.
 
User-added image
 
QUICK TIP:  You can check the Connect automatically box to enable the computer to connect automatically the next time it is within the range of the Guest network.

Step 4:
You will be directed to the Guest Access login page.  Enter the Guest network password.
 
QUICK TIP:  If the Guest Access login page does not appear, there may be a problem with your web browser.  To learn more about resolving Guest Access issues, click here.
 
Windows 7/Vista

 
Step 1: 
Click the Wireless icon to view the list of available wireless networks.
 
QUICK TIP:  If you don’t see your Guest network name on the list, check if the Guest Access Tool of your router is enabled.
 
User-added image
 
Step 2: 
Select the wireless network name (SSID) that has the -guest suffix and click Connect.

 
User-added image
  
QUICK TIP:  You can check the Connect automatically box to enable the computer to connect automatically the next time it is within the range of the Guest network.
 
User-added image
 
Step 3:
Open any web browser.  You will be directed to the Guest Access login page.  Enter the Guest network password.
 
User-added image

QUICK TIP:  If the Guest Access login page does not appear, there may be a problem with your web browser.  To learn more about resolving Guest Access issues, click here.
 
Mac OS X®

 
Step 1:
Click the Wi-Fi User-added image icon.
 
NOTE:  Make sure that the Wi-Fi is turned ON.
 
Step 2:
Select your wireless network name (SSID) from the list of available wireless networks.
 
QUICK TIP:  If you don’t see your Guest network name on the list, check if the Guest Access Tool of your router is enabled.

 
User-added image
 
Step 3:
Open any web browser.  You will be directed to the Guest Access login page.  Enter the Guest network password.
 
QUICK TIP:  If the Guest Access login page does not appear, there may be a problem with your web browser.  To learn more about resolving Guest Access issues, click here.
 
After logging in, you should be able to access the Internet.
 
Do you have mobile devices you want to connect to the Guest network?
 
Click on the following links for instructions:

 
Connecting your iPhone® to the Guest network
Connecting the iPad® to the Guest network
Connecting your Android™ smartphone to the Guest network
 
 
Related Articles:
 
Connecting wireless computers to your network
How to set up and configure the Guest access feature using Linksys Connect
Guest Network Frequently Asked Questions

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