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Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

TheShadraq
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MR70: Add additional SSID

I have an MR70 Netgear Wireless Mesh. I'd like to add an additional network for my IoT devices. How can I do this?

 

Thanks,

Shadraq

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ChristineT
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Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

Hello @CrimpOn@plemans, and @FURRYe38  - Thanks for your assistance with this topic! 

 

@TheShadraq  -  In looking at the user manual (page 61) there are some steps listed to add a WiFi network:

 

To add a WiFi network:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your mesh network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.

 

A login window opens.


3. Enter the router admin user name and password.


The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified the first time
that you logged in. The username and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.


4. Select the Customize WiFi Network.


The Customize WiFi Network page displays.


5. Select the Customize 2.4 GHz WiFi Network or Customize 5 GHz WiFi Network
check box.


You can add a WiFi network in the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band.


6. To control the SSID broadcast, select or clear the Enable SSID Broadcast check
box.


When this check box is selected, the router broadcasts the SSID so that it displays
when you scan for local WiFi networks on your computer or mobile device.


7. To add an SSID, type a name in the Customized 2.4 GHz WiFi Network Name
(SSID) or Customized 5 GHz WiFi Network Name (SSID) field.

 

Please let me know if this information is helpful.

 

Best,

ChristineT

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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

The User Manual for the MR70 does not appear to mention any method for adding additional WiFi SSIDs (for Internet of Things [IoT] devices are for any other reason.)  From this I conclude that this product does not offer such a capability.

https://www.downloads.netgear.com//files/GDC/MK73S/MR70_MS70_UM_EN.pdf 

I love my Orbi.
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plemans
Guru

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

You could get a cheap router/access point and just use them in access point mode to offload your IoT devices to. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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TheShadraq
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Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

That’s a bummer. I appreciate the reply. Thank you.
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

Some have opted to use the Guest Network SSID network for use of IoT devices. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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TheShadraq
Aspirant

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

I thought of that, but my guest is used for my kid’s friends.

I was hoping to segregate the three. I’m honestly surprised. It hadn’t occurred to me to even check the functionality. I just assumed. My last couple of (non mesh) routers had this option and they were certainly much (much) older.
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

IoT should work on the main wifi network.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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ChristineT
Admin

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

Hello @CrimpOn@plemans, and @FURRYe38  - Thanks for your assistance with this topic! 

 

@TheShadraq  -  In looking at the user manual (page 61) there are some steps listed to add a WiFi network:

 

To add a WiFi network:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your mesh network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.

 

A login window opens.


3. Enter the router admin user name and password.


The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified the first time
that you logged in. The username and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.


4. Select the Customize WiFi Network.


The Customize WiFi Network page displays.


5. Select the Customize 2.4 GHz WiFi Network or Customize 5 GHz WiFi Network
check box.


You can add a WiFi network in the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band.


6. To control the SSID broadcast, select or clear the Enable SSID Broadcast check
box.


When this check box is selected, the router broadcasts the SSID so that it displays
when you scan for local WiFi networks on your computer or mobile device.


7. To add an SSID, type a name in the Customized 2.4 GHz WiFi Network Name
(SSID) or Customized 5 GHz WiFi Network Name (SSID) field.

 

Please let me know if this information is helpful.

 

Best,

ChristineT

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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

Thanks for finding page 61.  We now know I do not read manuals carefully (sigh)

I love my Orbi.
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TheShadraq
Aspirant

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

Thanks so much for that amazing find!

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to rest as I’ve returned the item and went in another direction.

I have no doubt that someone else will find this and be jacked at the super awesome find you came across.

Thank you for being diligent and responding to this thread.
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: MR70: Add additional SSID

👍

 

Good Luck.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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