The Wi-Fi network are increasingly becoming important in homes and workplaces. Setting up the network and taking advantage of the possibilities it offers, is something that not everyone does. But it can be very beneficial. For example, we have the possibility to create several different Wi-Fi networks. One of such network is the guest network.
But what do we gain by creating a guest Wi-Fi network?
It is often difficult to remember the Wi-Fi password, especially if it is one of these that look like a kitten has passed over the keyboard. Moreover, when someone comes home and asks for the Wi-Fi, we have to go to the router, look at the back and dictate the password.
Being quite long, having uppercase, lowercase and numbers, sometimes, we do not hit the first one and we have to repeat the process. If we configure a Wi-Fi network for guests, we can simplify the password without it being less secure. Apart from this, you can even set the guest network for your extender’s WiFi with mywifiextnet
Another advantage the simpler protocol, such as the WEP, since we will not use this network constantly; we only provide it for our guests. The goal is that when someone comes to our house, friends or any guest, we can offer Wi-Fi as a courtesy, the same as we offer coffee or water. The same ideology can also be used in workplaces(like a coffee shop).
It Improvises Your Network Security
By having two different networks, the devices connected to the guest network, cannot be communicated with the main network. This helps us make our network safer. For example, we can keep the main network with the SSID hidden, and only allows the guest network to be seen. This way, if someone tries to access our network, only the guest network will be available.
For this, in addition to a second SSID or identity of the network, we have to segment the network with several VLANs. In other words, it is about dividing our network into two different ones, as if we were dividing the house into two sectors and there is no communication between them. In this way, guests will not be a security threat to our networked computers. Using the mywifiext local will offer great help to the Netgear users for monitoring the security settings of their network. This option is very useful if we have the office at home, so we will have a network for work and another for personal and family use, without the equipment or the practices that we make from them being put at risk.
It is also useful if at any time we have a computer suspected of having a virus (for example). We can put it in a network without risk of the threat spreading through the infrastructure to the rest of the equipment. This is very useful if we want to use an online antivirus or download a cleaning tool.
What else you get with Guest Network Setup:
In addition, when we create a network in the home, it is normal to have a simple security policy, in which the devices share folders or resources, such as printers. If we facilitate Wi-Fi access in the same network, many of these resources may be accessible to other computers, and we do not always want the data from our network hard drive or our Wi-Fi printer to be available to everyone. And for the no Wi-Fi zones you can go for the Netgear extender setup. In this case, at home, it may be somewhat less important, but if we use it in a small business or we also work at home and we have customer data on our computers, it is better to keep all the data safe.
In summary, the great advantage of guest Wi-Fi network is that, on the one hand, we managed to simplify access for guests; and on the other, we keep our equipment and data safe.