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Guest Network Issues With Linksys AE6500 and Blu-ray Player


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#1 TripleDigitRide

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

EDIT: Please ignore Blu-ray part of thread title. I figured that part out.

I have a possible issue with the guest network on my Linksys AE6500.

 

As you can see by the screenshot below, I have setup the guest network with a name and password.

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But it shows up here as being Unsecured.

 

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Is this normal, or is there a way to make guest network secure? When trying to access the guest network via my phone or tablet, it does require me to first go to a website and enter the guest network password. Just not sure why it's showing Unsecured.

 


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:36 PM

First it may not show secured but it is, that is what entering the password means. Not sure why it wouldn't show it tho. It seems it uses whatever security you set up for your main wireless.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:34 PM

First it may not show secured but it is, that is what entering the password means. Not sure why it wouldn't show it tho. It seems it uses whatever security you set up for your main wireless.

Yeah, probably just another fault of this piece of garbage router. If I would have had to pay retail, I would be extremely upset. This is the most overpriced router on the market, in my humble opinion. Even at $75, which is what I paid for it. Signal strength is no better than my last, much cheaper router.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:26 PM

that is why I always buy mine at wal-mart..the selection isn't that great but I could return the router outside the box and they'd take it back lol and normally reviews aren't any help, for some its the best ever and other its the worst thing ever. Check the site to see if there is upgraded firmware. Other than that not sure what you can do. I saw the setup page for the guest account, not much to set on that page. Sorry I wasn't more help


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:26 PM

When it goes to the website, that is the secure part. The reason it is showing as not secured, is because it is not detecting any WEP, WPA2-PSK, or other security protocol being broadcasted out. This is normal behavior with wireless access points that use a website for authentication vice asking the networking client to enter a pre-determined key.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:54 PM

ah that makes sense. I haven't encountered that sort of setup. Is the guest account using the encryption of the main/non-guest account tho? It looked like it did but again I have no first hand experience with that so I might be wrong with my earlier statement.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:57 PM

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

ah that makes sense. I haven't encountered that sort of setup. Is the guest account using the encryption of the main/non-guest account tho? It looked like it did but again I have no first hand experience with that so I might be wrong with my earlier statement.

 

Guess Network access is a separate AP point. Guess Network access separates the Primary Network (Secured) resources so guess cannot gain access to your local LAN. 

 

GNA does have a separate encryption

 

So for example

 

I have a Primary Local Lan with computers internet  and a wireless printer that has WPA2 AES

I have a guess access for visitors who have  computers who want to use internet but I dont want to have access to my private computers with WEP encryption

 


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:25 AM

EDIT: Please ignore Blu-ray part of thread title. I figured that part out.

I have a possible issue with the guest network on my Linksys AE6500.

 

As you can see by the screenshot below, I have setup the guest network with a name and password.

f09t.jpg

 

But it shows up here as being Unsecured.

 

vcjv.jpg

 

Is this normal, or is there a way to make guest network secure? When trying to access the guest network via my phone or tablet, it does require me to first go to a website and enter the guest network password. Just not sure why it's showing Unsecured.

 

 

With Guess Network Access is a separate AP so Windows is detecting a SSID on the other Network.

 

Disable SSID Broadcast on Guess Access  

 

With WEP and WPA2 you created a  short password so Windows thinks that its unsecured. WEP and WPA2 uses 7 or more characters 


Edited by coxchris, 07 November 2013 - 11:32 AM.

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