Connecting a WiFi computer to the Guest network

The Guest network is an added feature of the Linksys Smart WiFi routers and Linksys WiFi routers. Computers or devices connected to the Guest network will have an internet connection but will NOT be able to access the router’s main network and communicate with other devices within the network.
 
The WiFi password of the Guest network is the same as the main network but will have a –guest suffix. 

Before proceeding with the steps below, make sure that you have the Guest WiFi name and password. You can check these settings using your Linksys cloud account.

Click on your operating system (OS) below to learn how:


Windows® 11

Windows 10
 




Windows® 11

 

1. On the System Tray, click on the WiFi icon then click the > icon to manage WiFi profiles.
 

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2. Select the Guest network.
 

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3. Click Connect.
 

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4. Select the browser you wish to use, then click OK.
 
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.

5. You will be directed to the Guest Access login page. Enter the Guest network password.
 
If the Guest Access login page does not appear, there may be a problem with your web browser.


After logging in, you should be able to access the internet.

 



Windows 10

 

1. On the system tray, click on the WiFi sf137315-004_en_v8.png icon.
 
2. Select your Guest network. In this example, EA9500_Test-guest is used.

 
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3. Click the Connect button.
 
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You can check the Connect automatically box to enable the computer to connect automatically the next time it is within the range ofthe Guest network.


4. Select the browser you wish to use, then click OK. In this example, the Microsoft Edge browser is used.
 
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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.

5. You will be directed to the Guest Access login page. Enter the Guest network password.
 
If the Guest Access login page does not appear, there may be a problem with your web browser.

After logging in, you should be able to access the internet.
 
If 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 your Android™ smartphone to the Guest network
 

Find out more:
 
Connecting wireless computers to your WiFi
Guest Network FAQs

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