12-13-2019 02:48 AM - last edited on 12-13-2019 08:25 AM by RogersYasmine
How to enable guest mode on new rogers Ignite TV modem/router?
09-13-2020 11:40 PM - last edited on 09-14-2020 08:33 AM by RogersTony
@SonnyTheMoney Welcome to the Community!
FYI, others have asked for this feature as well: https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Ignite-TV/Enable-Guest-Mode-on-Ignite-TV-Modem-Router/m-p/4526...
Comcast, unfortunately, will probably never implement guest WiFi networks on the XB6. Instead, they enable public WiFi hotspots on their customers' XB6 gateways that guests can use for Internet connectivity.
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FYI, we do not have Guest WiFi on the XB6 because Comcast implemented a different solution for their customers: Xfinity WiFi Home Hotspots
The advantage with their approach is that guests' network traffic goes out on a different logical connection from the customer's Internet traffic, so Comcast can track it separately and guest traffic does not get counted in a customer's data usage.
It is also possible that something might be changing in Comcast-land because come December 17, 2020, Xfinity WiFi On Demand passes will no longer be available for purchase. That would mean no guest WiFi for non-Comcast customers.
I don't know why they are doing this. Perhaps the WiFi passes were not the cash cow that they had hoped it would be... or... they are just closing a loophole where Comcast customers started using free Xfinity WiFi passes when they hit their data caps... or... perhaps Comcast has buckled from all the pressure and will FINALLY allow their users (and their Cable Co customers' customers) to just simply configure a separate Guest WiFi network.
12-22-2020 12:52 PM - last edited on 12-22-2020 01:05 PM by RogersCorey
Does the rogers gateway XB6 modem have the ability to create a guest network? There is an option on the app to categorize devices, but it does essentially nothing.
I wish to assign it a different SSID, UN and PW. Is this possible? How if so?
12-22-2020 01:43 PM
@intcountzero : Your post was probably moved to this existing thread on the topic. It is not possible as outlined in earlier posts.
01-31-2021 09:31 PM
Still very disappointed that there is no guest network available with a different SSID/Password on Ignite, when there is on regular Rogers.
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It's been like this for years now, so it is not "going to start costing" them anything. Comcast had a practical strategy for it, but did not follow through. Rogers inherited this limitation and will be unlikely to change it on their own.
Those who must have a Guest Mode can install a secondary router. Not a make or break situation.
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02-14-2021 11:11 PM
Glad I thought to look for this answer just before pulling the trigger on an "upgrade" to Ignite. Not having a network for guests is not an upgrade, it's a liability. No sale. Putting the new modem into bridge mode so you can run your own network kills off the wireless set top boxes, so again, that's not the upgrade it's made out to be. No sale. Thanks to all the contributors.
02-15-2021 09:40 AM
@EddiepetYou do not have to put the Ignite router into bridge mode to use a second router for guest mode or IOT devices that you would like separate from your primary network. I repurposed an old router that I had sitting around for this purpose. No changes to the primary and everything works fine.
You can pickup a perfectly suitable used ASUS router for under $50.