Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the
Guest Network
A guest network allows visitors to use the Internet without using your WiFi security key. By default, the guest
WiFi network is disabled.You can enable and configure the guest WiFi network for each WiFi band. The
modem router simultaneously supports the 2.4 GHz band for 802.11n, 802.11g, and 802.11b devices and
the 5 GHz band for 802.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11a devices.
The WiFi mode of the guest WiFi network depends on the WiFi mode of the main WiFi network. For example,
if you configure the WiFi mode for the main WiFi network as Up to 54 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band, the guest
WiFi network also functions in the Up to 54 Mbps mode in the 2.4 GHz band. For information about configuring
the WiFi mode, see View or Change the Basic WiFi Settings on page 73.
The modem router provides two default guest networks with the following names (SSIDs):
2.4 GHz band. NETGEAR_Guest1
5 GHz band. NETGEAR-5G_Guest1
By default, these networks are configured as open networks without security but are disabled. You can
enable one or both networks. You can also change the SSIDs for these networks.
To set up a guest network:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Guest Network.
The Guest Network page displays.
5. Enable the guest network and configure its WiFi settings as described in the following table.
Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n)
By default, the guest WiFi network is disabled. To enable the guest WiFi network for the
2.4 GHz WiFi band, select the Enable Guest Network check box.
Enable Guest
By default, the modem router broadcasts its SSID of the 2.4 GHz WiFi band so that WiFi
stations can detect the WiFi name (SSID) in their scanned network lists. To turn off the
SSID broadcast for the 2.4 GHz WiFi band for the guest WiFi network, clear the Enable
SSID Broadcast check box.
Enable SSID
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7000v2
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