[Wireless Router] How to set up Guest Network

What is Guest Network?

When you have successfully set up a wireless router and connected to the Internet, and want to share the wireless(Wi-Fi) with your family and friends, you can create an independent wireless network environment through the guest network.

For example: provide guests with a different Wi-Fi name and password from your original Wi-Fi, to prevent guests from browsing data shared on your network and increase the security of your network connection.

 

 

Prepare

1. Please install the ASUS router app on your smart phone device first. Please make sure your ASUS Router App version is up to date.

    For the information of how to install the ASUS router app, please refer the following FAQ

[Wireless Router] How to set up ASUS Wi-Fi router via ASUS Router App? (QIS, Quick Internet Setup)

[Wireless Router]How to manage multiple ASUS routers by ASUS router app?

 2. Please update your router firmware to the latest version. For instruction about how to update the firmware, please refer the following FAQ

[Wireless Router] How to update the firmware of your router to the latest version via ASUS Router App?

[Wireless Router] How to update the firmware of your router to the latest version ? (WebGUI)

3. For how to set up guest network synchronization to AiMesh nodes, please refer the following FAQ

[Wireless Router] How to set up Guest Network features to Sync to AiMesh Node

 

You can set this feature through ASUS Router app or ASUS Router WebGUI (Web Settings Page).

A. ASUS Router app

B. ASUS Router WebGUI(Web Settings Page)

B-1. Quickly set up a guest network

B-2 Guest Network Function Description

C. FAQ

 

 

 

 

A. ASUS Router app

Please follow these steps to quickly set up a guest network.

1. Enter the ASUS Router App. 

    

2. Tap [ Settings ] > [ WiFi ] > [ Wireless Settings ] > [ Guest Network ].

3. Tap [+] to select the band of the guest network you want to create. [Wireless Router] What is difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    Note: ASUS wireless routers have different functions depending on the model. Please check ASUS product specifications to confirm that your router supports bands.

4. After selecting the band, the WiFi network name and password will be automatically generated.

WiFi name, password, connection time(Allow access for) and [ Guest network on AiMesh ] can be adjusted according to your needs.

And tap [ OK ] to save the settings.

 

For how to connect to a Wi-Fi wireless network using your device, please refer to the following FAQ

[Windows 11/10] Connect to a Wi-Fi network 

[ZenFone] How to connect to Wi-Fi Network 

 

 

 

 

B. ASUS Router WebGUI

   B-1 Please follow these steps to quickly set up a guest network.

1. Connect your computer to the router via wired or WiFi connection and enter your router LAN IP or router URL http://www.asusrouter.com to the WEB GUI.

    

    Note: Please refer to How to enter the router setting page(Web GUI) to learn more. 

2. Key in your router's username and password to log in.

    

    Note: If you forget the user name and/or password, please restore the router to the factory default status and setup.      
              Please refer to [Wireless Router] How to reset the router to factory default setting?  for how to restore the router to default status.

3. Click Guest Network

    

4.  Select the band of the guest network you want to create. [Wireless Router] What is difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz

     The 2.4GHz band setting is below as an example:

     Note: ASUS wireless routers have different functions depending on the model. Please check ASUS product specifications to confirm that your router supports bands.

    

5. After selecting the band, the WiFi network name and password will be automatically generated. Click [Apply] to save the settings.

              

    Completed.

              

 

 

   B-2 Guest Network Function Description (modify, disable): Please click the red box to change the settings.

      Note: When the modification is complete, click "Apply" to save your settings.

     

     

      1. Hide SSID:

Select [Yes] to hide the WiFi name. 

           When this function is enabled, you need to manually set the WiFi name on the wireless device (such as a mobile phone).

 

      2. Network Name (SSID):

The network name (SSID) is a unique name that identifies the wireless network. Assign a unique name containing up to 32 characters for your SSID (Service Set Identifier) to identify your wireless network via your assigned SSID.

    

      3. Authentication Method and WiFi password

   3-1 [Authentication Method]: It is recommended that you choose WPA2-Personal for higher security.

               Use Open System to connect to the wireless network without entering the wireless network password, but this option is less secure.

               Please check ASUS product specifications to confirm the Wi-Fi Encryption supported by your router.

            

         3-2 [WPA Pre-Shared Key]: Modify the Wi-Fi password here.

             

      4. Access time:

The time guests are allowed to access the internet. Set access time or select “Unlimited access”.

          4-1.For example, if you set a day and then click [Apply] to save your settings.

              

         4-2. The time remaining is shown here. After the time is up, the guest network will be automatically closed.

              

      5. Bandwidth Limiter:(This feature only works in Wireless router mode)

           Select [Yes], set the speed (megabits per second) limits for your Download Bandwidth and Upload Bandwidth.

       Before setting up the upload/download bandwidth, it is recommended that you confirm your maximum upload and download bandwidth with your Internet service provider (ISP).

          

      6. Access Intranet:(This feature only works in Wireless router mode)

         The default is [Off ], the guest device cannot access other devices or services connected to your private network (such as NAS, My Network Places, computer shared folders, etc.).

         You can select [enable] this feature if you want to allow guest devices to access these devices and services connected to the private network.

           

      7. Enable MAC Filter:

        Wireless MAC filter provides control over packets transmitted to a specified MAC (Media Access Control) address on your wireless network.

        In Enable MAC Filter dropdown list, select either Disable or Accept or Reject

  [Disable]: Disable MAC Filter.

  [Accept]: Select Accept to allow devices in the MAC filter list to access to the wireless network.

  [Reject:] Select Reject to prevent devices in the MAC filter list to access to the wireless network.

 

         The Accept setting is below as an example:

         7-1. Select Accept and show the MAC filter list below.

        key in the MAC address of the wireless device and then click to add the setting to MAC filter list.

                 The format for the MAC address is six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colons (:), in transmission order. (e.g. xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)

                             

         7-2. Click [Apply] to save your settings.

                 If you want to delete the MAC address in the MAC filter list, click .

                 

      8. Disable:

         If you want to close the guest network, click [ Disable ]to complete.

            

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

1. Why guest network does not have Access Intranet/Bandwidth Limiter option when in Access point (AP) mode?

    The guest network- Access Intranet/Bandwidth Limiter option is not exist when router is in AP mode.

    When in AP mode, all the IP address are dispatched from the front router/modem above the router, the router does not have any DHCP function when in AP mode, so it cannot manage the device connect to it, the manage control is in the front router/modem. 

    Please refer to FAQ [Wireless Router] Introduction of Operation Mode

 

2. Why can’t I setup Guest network under AiMesh node?

    Guest network broadcast from AiMesh router only currently, it is not available in AiMesh node. There won’t be any guest network option from the AiMesh node(s).

    For how to set up guest network synchronization to AiMesh nodes, please refer to FAQ  [Wireless Router] How to set up Guest Network features to Sync to AiMesh Node

 

3. Why Guest network cannot sync and work in AiMesh node?

    All router settings can only be done under the AiMesh router, not from AiMesh nodes. Guest WiFi on all Mesh nodes (all node need to upgrade to 3.0.0.4.386 firmware)      
    Please refer to FAQ [Wireless Router] How to set up Guest Network features to Sync to AiMesh Node

 

4. Why can't the device connect to the Internet after getting the WiFi name and password?

    Please make sure that your device (phone/laptop) is within the signal range of the wireless router. If it is out of the range of the Wi-Fi signal, it will not be able to connect to Internet.

     Please refer to the following FAQ:

[ASUS Wireless Router] How to improve reception of wireless(WiFi) signals(reduce wireless interference)

[Wireless Router] What is difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz

 

5. How to turn off WiFi for a guest network with ASUS Router app?

    Enter the ASUS Router App, tap [ Settings ] > [ WiFi ] > [ Wireless Settings ] > [ Guest Network ] > WiFi name > turn off [ Guest Network ] and tap[ OK] to save the settings.

 

6. How to modify the WiFi name and password of Guest network with ASUS Router app?

    Enter the ASUS Router App, tap [ Settings ] > [ WiFi ] > [ Wireless Settings ] > [ Guest Network ] > Tap on WiFi Network Name and/or Password to modify it. And tap[ OK] to save the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get the (Utility / Firmware)?

You can download the latest drivers, software, firmware and user manuals in the ASUS Download Center.

If you need more information about the ASUS Download Center, please refer this link.