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Configuring the Guest Access feature through the Linksys app

Guest Access is a feature of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers and Linksys Velop that allows guests to use your Internet connection without granting access to your files and other devices connected to your main network.  In short, your friends can browse different websites but they can't access a printer or any shared files on your home computers.
 
When you initially set up your router, a secure guest network is also created on the router.  The steps below will guide you on how to configure the Guest Access feature using the Linksys app on your mobile device.
 
NOTE:  An Android™ mobile device
is used here as an example.

 
Step 1:
Access your Linksys cloud account using a mobile device.  For instructions, click here.
 
Step 2:
Tap the Menu User-added image icon across the top left-hand side of the screen.

Step 3:
Tap Guest Access.
 
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Step 4:
Toggle the switch to the ON position to enable Guest Access.   This will allow guests in your home to access the Internet using the guest network.

Step 5:
Tap the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi Name field to change the Name and Password for your guest network.  You can also disable/enable the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz guest network by toggling the switch.
 
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Step 6:
To change the number of guests who can connect to your guest network, tap on Total Guests Allowed and select from the list.

NOTE:  The number of guests allowed is set to 5 Guests by default, but you can set it up to the maximum of 50 guests.
 
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Step 7:
Tap Save to apply the changes.
 
Step 8:
Tap the Share User-added image icon to share your guest network settings.

Step 9:
Tap the guest network you want to share.
 
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QUICK TIP:  You can share your guest network settings via Text Message, Email or Copy it so that you can share it manually through other channels.
 
Your Guest Access is now properly configured and ready for connection.  To know more on how to connect other wireless devices to your guest network, click on the links below:
 
Connecting a wireless computer to the Guest network
Connecting your iPhone® to the Guest network
Connecting the iPad® to the Guest network

Related Video:

Navigating through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App (VIDEO)

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