How do I Set up a Guest Network on My Nighthawk Router

Hello, Please let me know that how do i set up a guest network on my Nighthawk router. I am facing some issue in this. Help me.
  • Marty

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  • 1 year ago

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Setup a Guest Network on Nighthawk Router:

A guest network provides visitors at your home to use the Internet without using your primary wireless network’s password. You can create a guest network for the 2.4 GHz WiFi band and 5 GHz WiFi band. Here you will find how to set up a guest network on my Nighthawk router.

To Set up a Guest Network on my Nighthawk Router:

Find below the steps to setup a Netgear nighthawk guest network:

  • Go to a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your router’s network. Type A login window displays.
  • Type the router user name and password. The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
  • The BASIC Home page displays. Select Guest Network. Go to the 2.5 GHz or 5 GHz section of the screen to set up guest WiFi network for either band.

Find below the default guest wireless network names (SSIDs):

NETGEAR-Guest is for the 2.4 GHz WiFi band. NETGEAR-5G-Guest is for the 5 GHz WiFi band. Make sure that the Enable SSID Broadcast check box selected.

Enabling the router to broadcast its WiFi network name (SSID) makes it easier to find your network and connect to it. If you erase this check box, you create a hidden network. Give the guest network name.

The guest network name should be in capital and can be up to 32 characters. Then you can setup manually WiFi-enabled devices in your network to use the guest network name in addition to the main SSID.
Select a security option. The WPA2 choices use the most recent standard for the strongest security. WPA2 is the default setting. Click the Apply button. Your settings are saved.
That’s it!! Now you have set up a guest network on my Nighthawk router. You can also use Nighthawk app for setup a guest wifi network. You can create a guest WiFi network that is separate from your main WiFi network. It helps to protects your device from susoious downloads.

Creating a separate WiFi connection for guests protects the devices connected to your home network. In case a guest downloads any malicious file while connected to your router’s WiFi, the main WiFi network will protect your device.

To Set up Guest WiFi Using the Nighthawk App:

  • Start the Nighthawk app.
  • The BASIC home page displays.
  • Click the Guest WiFi tile.
  • Select a WiFi band (2.5GHz or 5GHz).
  • Guest WiFi settings display.
  • Tap the slider for Guest WiFi Enabled.
  • Create a network name (SSID) and guest WiFi password.
  • (Optional) Select Share WiFi with QR Code to share access to the guest WiFi network with a QR code.
  • (Optional) Select the Time Period option to set a time window for the guest WiFi network to be active.
  • After the time window expires, the guest WiFi network is unavailable.
  • Published by:  Gary   
  •  1 year ago