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Re: Night Hawk R7000P SSID for guest and main domains

river164
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Night Hawk R7000P SSID for guest and main domains

I have a Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Router Model # R7000P. I have 2 SSID problems: 

 

1. I can only connect to the guest network when the SSID is broadcasted. I don't want it to be broadcasted and am wondering why I am having this problem.

 

2. When I hit "apply" under my wireless settings, this message pops up:

             WPS requires SSID broadcasting in order to work. If you make this change, WPS will        

             become inaccessible

Again, I don't want the SSID to broadcast and I don't know what WPS is because it is WPA2 security.

 

Thanks!

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antinode
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Re: Night Hawk R7000P SSID for guest and main domains

>       WPS requires SSID broadcasting in order to work. If you make
>       this change, WPS will become inaccessible

> [...] I don't know what WPS is because it is WPA2 security.

   You may be confusing WPS with WPA.  Visit http://netgear.com/support
, put in your model number, and look for Documentation.  Get the User
Manual.  Look for "WPS" and/or "WPA".

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Setup

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river164
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Re: Night Hawk R7000P SSID for guest and main domains

Thank you for the advice. I looked up the manual and WPS is "Wi-Fi Protected Setup" and allows you to connect to the WIFI without entering a password. I guess that answered my second question, but I still don't understand why I can't connect to the guest network unless the SSID is broadcasted. The user manual encourages you to broadcast the SSID, but I would prefer not to and it doesn't give any insight as to why it might not be connecting.

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