Connecting the iPad® to the Guest network

The Guest Access feature allows you to create a separate network for your guests without allowing them to access your main network and the computers connected to it.


Before connecting, make sure you have the following:

  • Guest Wi-Fi name
  • Guest Wi-Fi key or password

To learn how to check the Guest Wi-Fi password using the Linksys Connect software, click here.

NOTE:  The Guest Access feature is only available to all Linksys Wi-Fi Routers, Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, and the Linksys X-series Gateways.

Step 1:
On your Home Screen, tap Settings.

Step 2:
Select Wi-Fi.

NOTE:  If the Wi-Fi feature is OFF, toggle the Wi-Fi switch to activate it.

Step 3:
On the right navigation panel, tap on the Guest network that you want to connect to.

NOTE:  The Wi-Fi name of the Guest network will have a “–guest” suffix in addition to the Wi-Fi name of the main network.  The Guest network will appear as an unsecured network in the list of available Wi-Fi.  However, once you connect to your Guest network a new window will appear requiring you to enter your Guest password before you can access the internet.

Step 4:
Enter your Password and then tap LOGIN.

User-added image

Step 5:
Tap Done.

Step 6:
Press the Home User-added image button to exit the Settings screen.

NOTE:  Once connected to the network, you should see a solid Airport User-added image icon on the upper-left corner of your iPad®.  To learn how to check your router’s wireless settings using an iPad, click here.

You should now have successfully connected to your Guest network.


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