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    multiple SSID router

    This is a discussion on multiple SSID router within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; i currently use a Netgear DGN2000 router because the 4 SSID's, its on its way out slowly, is there any ...

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      multiple SSID router

      i currently use a Netgear DGN2000 router because the 4 SSID's, its on its way out slowly, is there any other router that offers 4 or at least 2 seperate SSID's

      reason i want two or more is for different encryption protocols per SSID


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      Re: multiple SSID router

      I think that your best bet would be to look for a router with "Guest" accounts.

      I have the WNDR3800 which offers such a feature, but only one guest account per band.

      The result is that I can have any combination of up to 4 SSIDs with 2 on the 2.4GHz band or 5GHz band. Each can have a different password and/or name, but each has to be WPA2 for best security and speed for me. I don't use WEP as it reduces the WiFi speed now (change in Netgear's firmware) as well as making it vulnerable to hacking.

      I have the following options:

      • Enable Video Network (5GHz only)
      • Allow guest to access My Local Network (Guest only)
      • Enable Wireless Isolation (all)

      There are newer routers from Netgear and other manufacturers which offer Guest accounts. I would suggest that you look at some of them and their respective manuals to see if they can offer what you are looking for.

      Another option would be to consider using a WiFi Extender with a new router. I understand that the Wireless Isolation and ability to prevent someone accessing the LAN is also available with some of these.

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