20% of Netgear users are deriving the maximum benefit from their WiFi routers and the rest of them are unaware of the amazing features that their devices house. In this post, we will try to make you understand the concept of the Netgear Genie guest network which is an amazing router feature. We’ll also attempt to put some light on the process to set it up on the router. So, without more ado, let’s start.
Don’t you feel rude when a visitor to your home asks for the WiFi password and you have to deny it because you don’t want to compromise your home network security? Well, the guest network on your WiFi router is a simple way to sound hospitable. Let’s not exaggerate it anymore.
A guest network on a Netgear WiFi router is a network using which, visitors or guests at your home can use the internet without putting the main WiFi network password to use. FYI, a guest network can be created for both frequency bands [2.4GHz and 5GHz] on a Netgear router. Moreover, if you create a Netgear Genie guest network on your router, the devices present on the guest network won’t be able to access those on the main network and vice-versa. The guest network can also be of great help if you have multiple IoT devices in your house. Just simply make them access the guest network and if any of them get affected by a virus or malware, sit back and relax. You do not need to worry about the security of other devices present on the main as well as the guest network.
All in all, the creation of a guest network on a Netgear WiFi router can be compared with the process of adding a layer of security to the home network. Now, it seems that you have well understood the concept of the guest network on the router. Keeping this in mind, let’s move ahead and discuss the easy-to-execute instructions to create one on your wireless router.
This is to inform you that if you’ve also installed an extender and the guest WiFi feature is enabled on your router, the devices accessing your extender via the Netgear_ext login details won’t be counted on the guest network unless you join it. Also, do not try to set your extender via the guest network created by your main router. Now, check out the instructions given below to create a guest wireless network on your WiFi router.
After powering up your WiFi router and connecting it to the modem, you are supposed to run an internet browser on a computer. The chosen one must be flaunting the latest software version as well as should be cache-free. Once the browser seems ready to use, locate the address bar and type routerlogin.net. Hit Enter to reach the next stage of creating the Netgear Genie guest network.
The next screen appearing on your computer will be the routerlogin portal. Here, you will be prompted to input the password and username of your device. So, enter the valid information and click Log In. Keep in mind that the login info of your wireless router is case-sensitive and you’re should not enter the username into the Password field and vice-versa.
Now, you will see the Netgear router dashboard or the BASIC Home page. Select the Guest Network option followed by Settings. Scroll to the 2.4GHz or 5GHz section [the frequency band for which you want to create a guest network]. You need to ensure the SSID broadcast is enabled for the selected band. Know that if you uncheck it, you will end up creating a hidden Netgear Genie guest network. After that, enter the guest network name. Thence, select the security option and set the password. Lastly, click Apply to complete the setting up of a guest WiFi network.
The sole purpose of creating a guest network is to secure your WiFi router’s main network from unwanted malware attacks. Here’s to hope that the instructions provided above will help you create a guest WiFi network without any hassle.
However, before signing off, we want to let you know that the Netgear Genie guest network also allows you to set a bandwidth limit for accessing devices. It means visitors will only be able to access the network up to a certain extent. Therefore, setting up a guest network is a wise decision overall. Do not wait to create one on your Netgear router!Tags: Netgear Genie Guest Network, Netgear Genie login