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.
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
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.
NOTE: Some Linksys routers only support a Guest network on the 2.4 GHz band.
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.
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.
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 QuestionsSetting up the Guest Network through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi (Video)Connecting a wireless computer to the Guest network