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AirPort Utility 6.x: Set up a guest network

Set up a guest network

When you set up a guest network, a portion of your connection to the Internet is reserved for “guests,” wireless clients that can join the guest network and connect to the Internet without accessing your private network.

If sharing services are set up on the client computers, guests can also communicate with each other.

To set up a guest network, the AirPort wireless device must be set up to share its public IP address using DHCP and NAT.

  1. Open AirPort Utility, located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.
  2. Select the wireless device on which you want to set up a guest network, then click Edit. Enter the password if necessary.
  3. Click Wireless, then select Enable Guest Network.
  4. Give the guest network a name.
  5. Choose None, WPA/WPA2 Personal, or WPA 2 Personal from the Guest Network Security pop-up menu, and then type a password for the guest network.

    Users wanting to join the guest network will need to enter the password.

Last Modified: Nov 6, 2013
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