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“Guest” Wifi

TerrorPanda
I've been around

Hello!

I have Ignite internet with the XB7 router, and I’m wondering if it’s possible to add an extra router I have and use that as a guest WiFi running in parallel to the main WiFi network?

Are there any configuration changes I need to make on the gateway modem for this to work?

Thank you!

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Re: “Guest” Wifi

Biollw
I'm a senior advisor

You could add a secxond router with guest Wifi access with no changes to the xb7 BUT it would be doing double NAT. 

Best bet, Bridge your XB7 and put in place a good router with Guest Wifi available.

Good Luck.

Re: “Guest” Wifi

Hi..what do you mean by "BUT it would be doing double NAT. "??

Re: “Guest” Wifi


@Duderudedude wrote:
Hi..what do you mean by "BUT it would be doing double NAT. "??

https://kb.netgear.com/30186/What-is-double-NAT-and-why-is-it-bad

 

However, this should be a non-issue for guests who are just doing casual web browsing.

You can also avoid this problem by putting that "guest access" router into "AP mode" or using a Wi-Fi Access Point.

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