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I use Time Capsule as our wireless router (as well as a Time Machine backup).

Just saw an article in news about setting up a guest network in Windows on a wireless Linksys router.

There have been times when a house guest has needed to use my wireless network settings - sometimes I'm not all that comfortable with giving out my access code.

Can anyone give me a step by step routine to set up a guest network using our Time Capsule Router capabilities w/o giving our guests my private access code....

thx for any guidance.
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hey Mick,

tried it - all worked fine, (easy, I thought) until I got to the end after verifying Guest Password - requiring me to "update" - when I tried that, I got an announcement that my Network would be "temporarily unavailable" - that scared the #$%@ out of me,so I cancelled the whole thing.

Don't understand why my Network would be unavailable and didn't want to screw up my existing.....

Do you think I should have "continued"????? don't know what the ramifications were going to be....

<sigh> have you ever tried it?
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Don't understand why my Network would be unavailable and didn't want to screw up my existing.....


any 'serious' change to the network it has
to shut down while it effectively re-boots

takes less than a minute ... not to worry


I have done it
Not entirely sure what we gain from a guest network
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Do you think I should have "continued"?????.......<sigh> have you ever tried it?

I've added (and occasionally made intermittent configurations to my current setup) a guest network in the past. I don't use the Apple router, but the principal is the same.

The reboot shouldn't mess anything up..

It's either have an open network, give folks your network key or don't allow them access.... kind of limits your options.

Holler if you have problems....

Mick
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Most guests I don't have a problem - however a sibling is bringing his gf and I just don't get good vibes.....

tuni (sometimes rightfully paranoid)
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its not necessarily the "potential gain" rather the potential loss in this particular case.....
Will try it tomorrow and let you know.

thx for the responses
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its not necessarily the "potential gain" rather the potential loss in this particular case.....



same-ish ... not sure what could be lost that a guest-network prevents



..... Nuttin wrong with a big of paranoid
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Tuni as has been said, this is normal. It typically lasts for 35 to 50 seconds. In my experience you can change anything except maybe channels without going through that process.

Since you are a person who really likes backups and backups of your backups, fire up Airport Utility, select your TC, click on the File Menu in AP Utility and "Export" the configuration file. This is all your settings, passwords, etc. It is really designed for moving from TC (or Airport) #1 to #2 -- just "Import" with the new box. Being lazy, I have done this.

Gordon
Atlanta
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same-ish ... not sure what could be lost that a guest-network prevents

I was under the impression - perhaps incorrectly - that if you give someone the password to your regular network, they will have access to any shared drives, but they wouldn't on a guest network. I have a shared drive that I use for extra storage - nothing earthshattering on it but it's not something I necessarily want other people accessing. I could password protect it separately but 99% of the time I'm the only person in the house. It's easier to set up a guest network for the occasional guest.

Karen
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same-ish ... not sure what could be lost that a guest-network prevents


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I was under the impression - perhaps incorrectly - that if you give someone the password to your regular network, they will have access to any shared drives, but they wouldn't on a guest network. I have a shared drive that I use for extra storage -



thanks...... been so long since i've had multiple machines sharing ... i forgot about the concept.

... i just have all sharing set to OFF
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Mick et al:

I did it - set up the guest network. Easy! It appears on the Airport Network so guess I did it correctly. Of course, I could check.....

many thanks for all the help.
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