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    Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

    This is a discussion on Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router?? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello everyone, I've just spent an hour reading various threads and getting seriously confused so please bear with me. I ...

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      Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      Hello everyone, I've just spent an hour reading various threads and getting seriously confused so please bear with me. I have a sky fibre unlimited connection and I'm running the supplied SR102 router (which works fine) the thing is we've started hosting on Airbnb and I want to setup a guest wi-fi network so we can limit what our guests can access and avoid anything suspect being downloaded. I know the Sky router doesn't support guest networks so what's the easiest way to achieve this, is it best to replace the SR102 or is it easier to add a second router to the sr102 and create a second wireless network that way, or is there a simpler way to achieve this that I'm unaware of.

      Excuse my ignorance but I'm so out of touch with all this, since broadband came along it's just been a case of plugging in the router and everything works, it's so long since I had to actually do anything that all my tech knowledge seems to have evaporated over the years

      Cheers James


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      Re: Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      You might want to look at the new Sky Broadband Buddy service that Sky have launched recently.
      It will allow you to easily control any guest or family member that connects a device on to your network very easily.

      https://www.sky.com/help/diagnostics...roadband-buddy

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      Re: Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      thanks but that requires you to set access for each individual device, our airbnb guests would have to download the broadband buddy app which would then generate a QR code that I scan with my phone and then I would be able to set access restrictions for their phone etc

      There must be an easier way of doing this

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      Re: Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      Quote Originally Posted by jimbofitz View Post
      thanks but that requires you to set access for each individual device, our airbnb guests would have to download the broadband buddy app which would then generate a QR code that I scan with my phone and then I would be able to set access restrictions for their phone etc

      There must be an easier way of doing this
      They do not have to download the app.
      You can as a controller, just manage their content and access by device.
      It alerts you as a controller when a new device is added and you can then just set a profile on your controller device and select what and when they can see.
      You can do that remotely.

      The app is more for adding VPN control to a device, so you can have more granular stats on their use (every service and website they look at) and can monitor those devices away from your house.

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      Re: Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      You could just use your own all in one modem/router that works with sky or vdsl modem and 3rd party router which will need to support skys option 61 and give you the ability to have
      your wifi setup as you wish. Either of these methods will remove the sr102 from use...
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      Re: Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      They do not have to download the app.
      You can as a controller, just manage their content and access by device.
      It alerts you as a controller when a new device is added and you can then just set a profile on your controller device and select what and when they can see.
      You can do that remotely.

      The app is more for adding VPN control to a device, so you can have more granular stats on their use (every service and website they look at) and can monitor those devices away from your house.
      You're quite correct! why sky don't make it more obvious I don't know. Now all set up and seems to be working perfectly, albeit for 2.50 a month, thanks for the assistance, much appreciated

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      Re: Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      Quote Originally Posted by jimbofitz View Post
      You're quite correct! why sky don't make it more obvious I don't know. Now all set up and seems to be working perfectly, albeit for 2.50 a month, thanks for the assistance, much appreciated
      Haha,
      Yes the Sky buddy (is based on the Disney Circle parental controls, that has been around for a few years) does a lot more behind the scenes.
      Do think Sky do not want to make it too complicated upfront for the 'average' user, hence the use of encouraging the use of the apps to make it all a lot easier to get started with.

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      Re: Help needed to gain a guest wi-fi network, replace SR102 or add 2nd router??

      If you have an old router kicking around add a wired ap that transmits Guest. The Asus RT-N56u is old and cheap to buy and with wrt firmware lets you have 2 guest networks while acting as an ap on 2.4 and 5 GHz (isn't fully compatible with Tri bands on 5ghz). Anything in my opinion that sky offer is pretty much geared to frustrate. This method can let you have a 100% secure guest network.

     

     

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