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How to Create Guest Access in Linksys Wireless Router

Linksys Wireless Router has a new feature called guest access to its wireless network for your guests at your home or workplace. As the name says, it gives limited privileges to them even though they are connected to your wireless network. Guest wireless access lets the users share the Internet and browse but they cannot join the main Linksys Wireless network. Since they do not have entry to the main network, they cannot access the computers connected to the main wireless network. So your main network is secure.

How to Setup Guest Access in Linksys Router
There are two methods to create limited entry accounts on Linksys Wireless router.
  1. Create Guest Access by login to the web-based setup page

  2. Create Guest Access using Cisco Connect

Setup Guest Account using web-based setup page

1. Connect LAN port of  Router to Computer using an Ethernet cable

2. Type 192.168.1.1 on the address bar of the browser

3. Enter the user name and password as follows

Username: [Leave it blank]

     Password : admin 

This means Username field is blank.

For more details about this step follow the links below.
  1. How to Setup Wireless Router
  2. How to Configure Range Expander
  3. How to Configure Access Point

4. Click on Wireless Tab

Login Linksys limited account

5. Click on Guest Access

Create limited user account

6. Allow Guest Access

7. Change Guest Password to something stronger than default "guest". You can control the number of limited feature users privileged to join the WiFi by limiting their number. On the same page, you can fix the maximum number of limited users allowed.



Create Guest Access using Cisco Connect
1. Run Cisco Connect in your computer

setup limited entry with Cisco connect

2. Click on Guest Access

Limited entry to linksys network

3. Select Enable Guest Access

To know more configuration details about other Linksys products, follow the link below.
How to Configure Linksys Products

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