By default, WiFi clients that are connected to the 5 GHz WiFi band of the guest WiFi
network cannot access WiFi devices or Ethernet devices that are connected to the main
WiFi network. To allow access to the main WiFi network, select the Allow guests to
see each other and access my local network check box.
Allow guests to
see each other
and access my
The SSID is the 5 GHz WiFi band name. If you did not change the SSID, the default
SSID displays, which is NETGEAR-5G_Guest1. To change the SSID in the 5 GHz WiFi
band for the guest WiFi network, enter a 32-character (maximum), case-sensitive name
in this field.
If you want to change the WiFi security, select one of the following WiFi security options for the 5 GHz band
of the guest WiFi network:
•None. An open WiFi network that does not provide any security. Any WiFi device can join the 5 GHz
band of the guest WiFi network. This is the default setting for the guest WiFi network.
•WPA2-PSK [AES]. WPA2 provides a secure and fast connection but some older WiFi devices do not
detect WPA2 and support only WPA. Select WPA2-PSK [AES] security to allow 802.11ac and 802.11n
devices to connect to the 5 GHz band of the guest WiFi network at the fastest speed. If your network
includes older devices that do not support WPA2, select WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] security.
To use WPA2 security, in the Passphrase field, enter a phrase of 8 to 63 characters. To join the 5 GHz
band of the guest WiFi network, a user must enter this passphrase.
•WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]. This type of security enables WiFi devices that support either
WPA or WPA2 to join the 5 GHz band of the guest WiFi network. However, WPA-PSK [TKIP] is less
secure than WPA2-PSK [AES] and limits the speed of WiFi devices to 54 Mbps.
To use WPA + WPA2 security, in the Passphrase field, enter a phrase of 8 to 63 characters. To join
the 5 GHz band of the guest WiFi network, a user must enter this passphrase.
The passphrase that provides users access to the guest WiFi network in the 5 GHZ band.
The passphrase is also referred to as the password or key.
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
7. Make sure that you can reconnect over WiFi to the guest network.
If you cannot connect over WiFi, check the following:
•If your computer or WiFi device is already connected to another WiFi network in your area, disconnect
it from that WiFi network and connect it to the WiFi network that the modem router provides. Some
WiFi devices automatically connect to the first open network without WiFi security that they discover.
•Does your WiFi device display as an attached device? (See View Devices Currently on the Network
on page 170.) If it does, it is connected to the network.
•Are you using the correct network name (SSID) and password?
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7000v2