How do I configure multiple different wireless networks or create a guest wireless network on my GT784WN?

  1. From a computer connected by ethernet, open browser\type in the Address Bar 192.168.0.1 and hit enter.
  2. Click on Wireless Setup
  3. To your left, click on the "Multiple SSID" link. 
  4. Click the drop down in step ONE and select a name from the list separate from the main network name, (this should be in the box)
  5. Enable the SSID Broadcast
  6. Set to Broadcast the SSID
  7. Either use the default SSID Name or create your own in all capital letters. 
  8. Set the Separate Subnet to Enable.
  9. Enter the following
  10. DHCP Start Address: 10.10.50.2
    DHCP End Address: 10.10.50.254
    SSID Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway Address: 10.10.50.1
  11. Click APPLY

Your Guest connections are now in a totally different IP subnet and should not be able to even see your main network computers.

NOTES:

  1. You will need to change the numbers in step 10 for each additional network you create.
  2. The devices connected to the different wireless network names will not be able to connect to each other. Example: being computers on your "Guest" network will not be able to use a printer on your "HOME" network. 
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  • I was excited to see this feature, as I don't want guests (with who-knows-what on their devices) to be able to access my network devices when using my WiFi internet connection; however, this does not work as expected. It seems the router is routing between the two subnets. I can access my main network devices on 192.168.1.x (SNM 255.255.255.0) from a secondary SSID with separate subnet on 10.10.10.x (SNM 255.255.255.0); see below:

    C:\Users\Paul>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration
    ...
    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
    ...
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.11
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.10
    ...

    C:\Users\Paul>ping 192.168.1.80

    Pinging 192.168.1.80 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.80: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=63
    Reply from 192.168.1.80: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=63
    Reply from 192.168.1.80: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=63
    Reply from 192.168.1.80: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=63

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.80:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 5ms, Average = 2ms

    C:\Users\Paul>tracert 192.168.1.80

    Tracing route to 192.168.1.80 [192.168.1.80]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 10.10.10.10
    2 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.80 [192.168.1.80]

    Trace complete.

    Is there a setting/way to prevent the router from routing traffic between the multiple SSID subnets?

    Thank you.

    Paul

  • Paul,

    We will need to try to duplicate the issue.
    What firmware is on your unit currently?

  • Firmware Version: GT784WN-VZ-1.1.22

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