The SSID is the 5 GHz WiFi band name. If you did not change the SSID, the default SSID
displays, which is NETGEAR-5G-Guest. 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.
Guest Wireless Network
If you want to change the WiFi security, select one of the following WiFi security options for the 5 GHz band of the guest
•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.
•WPA/WPA2 Enterprise. This type of security requires that your WiFi network can access a RADIUS server. For
information about configuring WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, see Configure WPA/WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Security on page
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
234.) If it does, it is connected to the network.
•Are you using the correct network name (SSID) and password?
Manage the Basic WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7800