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R7000 Nighthawk

TGMcCallie
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R7000 Nighthawk

I want to create seperate wireless networks, 1 for personal home use, and 1 for guest use.  I want to set up it this way:   Personal use =   1 2.4 hz and 1 5.0 hz.   then 1 2.4 hz and 1 5.0 hz

for guests.

 

Question I also want to be able to determine which one I allow my guests to use.  I will give them the password to the guests networks.

 

How do I set this up?  Do I make the network name and password the same for the the

Personal use one and restrict the use of it personal for home members and set the

guest 2 networks with same network name but different passwords.  This way I can give my guest the password for the guest networks only.  This will keep them from

logging onto the personal network.

 

This is very important to me and would appreciate some advise on how to set it up.

 

I am having to reset my router due to a tech person messed up my 5.0 Ghz networks

trying to install a range extender.  Now I can only access the 2.4 networks and can't connect to the 5.0 ones.

 

I have both speed devices.

 

I will be doing this over the week end and would appreciate any help anyone is willing to give me.  I am 82 years old and not as tech proficient as I use to be but I did set up

the network that IPLink messed up.

 

Thanks

Tom

 

 

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antinode
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Re: R7000 Nighthawk

> I want to create seperate wireless networks, 1 for personal home use,
> and 1 for guest use. [...]

 

   Define "seperate"?

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  Look for "Set Up a
Guest Network".

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TGMcCallie
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Re: R7000 Nighthawk

By seperate I mean  create in the configeration application by going to 192.168.1.1 and under wireless   create both a 2.4 and 5.0  for home use.  Then click on guest wireless and set up the 2.4 and 5.0 for my guests.  When I do that do I use a network name 

such as   FLYINGEAGLE   AND PASSWORD SAY  Feather123j  for both of them.  Or do I use a different password and network name for the  2.4 and 5.0 bands.

 

 

 

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antinode
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Re: R7000 Nighthawk

> [...] When I do that do I use a network name
> such as FLYINGEAGLE AND PASSWORD SAY Feather123j for both of them.
> Or do I use a different password and network name for the 2.4 and 5.0
> bands.

 

   It depends.  If you want to be able to tell some client device to use
a particular radio band, then using different names for the two SSIDs
would be a good idea.  If you want to let a client device decide on its
own which radio band to use, then you should be able to use the same
SSID for both bands.  In the User Manual, look for "Specify Basic WiFi
Settings".  There should also be a "Smart Connect" option there, which,
as it says, _requires_ you to use the same SSID for both bands.

 

   For the password/passphrase/network_key, you can do whatever you
want.  Using one passphrase for both bands should make it easier to
remember.

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