Separate wifi

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  1. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    Is it possible to make a separate wifi network for my children? I want a network that I can disconnect easily if they aren't not behaving. I can't take down my regular network because my husband works from home. I don't want to try collect my kids devices..would rather just take the network down. Can I do that from same modem? Can I have two routers?
     
  2. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    yes you can have two routers all you need too do is hock up the new router too the other wife router you have and get it set up
     
  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So just attach a router into the first one and then set it up? That's seems easy. Thanks!
     
  4. case2001 macrumors 6502

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    Some routers have an access control page. It lists all the devices on WIFI. Next to each device is an allow/block option. Simply click on block and the device is blocked from the WIFI network. Click allow and they have access. I use it all the time to regulate the usage in the house.

    Your router may have this feature and you would not have to spend another penny.
     
  5. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    Your welcome
     
  6. bradbomb macrumors 6502

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    Just make sure if you are connecting the second Router, make sure to disable its DHCP server, that way you don't accidentally get into a Double-NAT situation. Basically you would setup the second one in Bridge mode which turns it into a WAP. You might need to assign it a separately IP address and make sure your router keeps that as a reserved IP away from its DHCP server
     
  7. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Newer routers gave a Guest WiFi option that sets up a separate SSID that can be limited or turned off. I'd check that before buying another router.
     
  8. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    Most routers will allow you to do time of day access rules based on MAC address.
     
  9. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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