Connecting a wireless computer to the Guest network

The Guest network is an added feature of the Linksys Wi-Fi Routers and Linksys Smart 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 in 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.
 
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 7/Vista
Mac OS X®
 
Windows 8/8.1
 
Step 1:
On the system tray, click on the Wireless  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.
 
NOTE:  The Guest Access password is different from that of your main wireless network, unless you decided to use the same during the setup.  To view instructions on how to check the Guest network password using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click here If you’re using the Linksys Connect Software, click here.  To use the web-based setup page instead, click here.
 
 
 
Step 3:
Click the Connect button.
 
 
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.
 
 
Step 2:
Select the wireless network name (SSID) that has the -guest suffix and click Connect.

NOTE:  The Guest Access password only works on the Guest network.  You will have a separate wireless security key or password for your main wireless network.  To view instructions on how to check the Guest network password using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click here.  If you’re using the Linksys Connect Software, click here.
 
 
  
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 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.
 
Mac OS X®
 
Step 1:
Click the AirPort® icon.
 
NOTE:  Make sure 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.
 
NOTE:  The Guest Access password only works on the Guest network.  You will have a separate wireless security key or password on your main wireless network.  To view instructions on how to check the Guest network password using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click here.  If you’re using the Linksys Connect Software, click here.
 
 
 
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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