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Guest router account

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Johnd76, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi there folks,

    I have a daughter and her friends are starting to get into "internet stuff".

    I had one of her friends ask me for the wi-fi password and I told her she couldn't get it.

    SO it got me thinking about how I could give them internet access without giving out my router password to everyone, I noticed on my TP-Link router that I can use a guest account...I was wondering how safe this is and is it worth turning on for her and her friends?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated
     
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  2. linuxuser

    linuxuser Nibble Poster

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    Hello,

    I know you can enable Parental Controls on the router. I'm not sure the setting applies for Guest Accounts though. Normally you have to enter the MAC address of the child's PC.

    What router do you have?
     
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  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I have a TP-LINK ADSL Modem router
     
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  4. linuxuser

    linuxuser Nibble Poster

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    Do you know what the model number is?
     
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  5. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    I have a TP-Link router just enable the Guest Wifi Account give it a different SSID and password from the Main Wifi account and then you can give them these details

    Also means you can disable the guest wifi when not required or change the password without it affecting all the other kit you have on the main wifi connection
     
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  6. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I did what majorisin suggested...we will see how that goes
     
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  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I would go one step further (and in fact did when we were fostering) and that's to use a different IP address range so that they have no chance of accessing any of my data, you probably also want to look for a router that limits the bandwidth (unfortunately not something my VirginMedia box does :()
     
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