How to manage the Guest Access Feature using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account

Guest Access is a feature of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi and Linksys Wi-Fi Routers that creates a separate network for guests. 
 
The Guest network SSID is the same as the main Wireless Network Name (SSID) however, followed by a -Guest suffix.  It is a separate network which prevents the Guest users from accessing any devices/clients on the main network.

Follow the instructions below to learn how to manage your router’s Guest Access feature using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.
 
Step 1:
Access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.  For detailed instructions on how to do this, click here.
 
Step 2:
On the left navigation panel, click Guest Access under Smart Wi-Fi Tools.
 
 
Step 3:
Toggle the ON/OFF switch when choosing to either disable or enable the Guest Access feature if it’s not yet set up.
 
NOTE:  By default, out of the box, this feature is disabled.  After you run the Smart Setup software, this becomes Enabled.
 
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NOTE:  Some Linksys routers only support a Guest network on the 2.4 GHz band.
 
Step 4:
Click Edit.  Enter your desired Guest network name and password in the appropriate fields.  It is recommended to keep the suffix –guest at the end of the name.
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Step 5:
From the Total guests allowed drop-down menu, specify the total number of guests who can access your Guest network at the same time.  A minimum of five (5) guests up to a maximum of 50 guests can connect to the network simultaneously.
 

Step 6:
Click  to save your settings.
 
Have your guests connect to the Guest network using whatever method they typically use to connect to a wireless network.  Once connected, have them open an Internet browser and enter the guest password when the prompt appears.

 
Related Articles:
 
Guest Network Frequently Asked Questions
Setting up the Guest Network through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi (Video)
Connecting a wireless computer to the Guest network

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