Create a Guest Wi-Fi Network

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dougstrickland

I have this set up on my D-Link DIR-655 using the 'Guest Zone' - and it works really well.

But how can I create a 'landing page' that my guests see when they go through my network? Like what happens at a Starbucks or other hotspot?

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dougstrickland

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446240462&afsrc=1&site_refer=GGLBASE001&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=ParentItem0452500341587

These look like something that my parents threw out after a garage sale in the 1980's...

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feinberj

The article and comments have been dropping hints, but so far nobody has come out and said that the Time Capsule supports guest networks.  I will say that it definitely supports guest networking, provided that it's one of the newer models with dual networks.  An Apple tech note specifically discusses guest networking on the "early 2009" airport extreme and time capsule:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3477John FNew York, NY

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desabraw

I have airport extreme 802.11n  ver 7.4.2 but no guest set up option in the manual configuration panel.

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tarkin

My G5 iMac has a WiFi network setup with a password.  Anyone with an iPod touch can connect to it no problem.  However I've never been able to get a Windows laptop to connect.  Would setting up a guest account fix this?

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ppuu

What a great idea, excellent tips dude.

Lou
www.ultimate-privacy.at.tc

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kermudgn

I have the router that Apple calls a Time Capsule.
After I click Manual Setup in step 1, I do not see Guest Network as shown in step 2.

I thought this "Time Capsule" was a dual band router.
Is it not as good as a "Airport Extreme?"

I am a recent convert from Windows and I like my Mac even with the childish names that Apple gives to its hardware.

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jiubreyn

To answer your question directly, the Time Capsule is no better or worse than the Airport Extreme Base Station.  The Time Capsule is essentially an Airport Extreme Base Station with a hard drive for wireless backup built-in.  Apple tends to upgrade their hardware and software on a regular basis, therefore depending on when you purchased your Time Capsule, it may not have dual-band capability. 

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wildmomo

I have a WGT624v3 Netgear, and I am not seeing any options for guest networks. Can you elaborate more on the version of this device. I am using the firmware from April, 2008 which seems to be the latest and greatest for the 624v3.

Thanks!

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