Bright Box 2 Wireless Router - set up multiple wireless network names

The Bright Box 2 supports multiple (four) wireless network names (SSIDs). This article shows you how to set up more wireless network names with separate wireless passwords and home network addresses. This is useful when:

  • You only want to give somebody temporary access to your home network - you can then regularly change the password without disconnecting all of your own wireless devices.
  • You want to keep files you've shared on your home network separate from other people.
  • You want to limit the amount of bandwidth a certain person (or group of people) can use on your home network.

Set up new wireless network name

To do this from a computer connected to your Bright Box router:

  1. Go to 192.168.1.1 (opens in a new tab or window)

    Enter 192.168.1.1 into browser address bar

  2. The router's LOGIN SCREEN will open

    Router's admin pages

  3. Enter the username and password for the admin pages

    - The username is admin (all lower case)
    - The password can be found on a sticker on the bottom of your router

    Bright Box 2 sticker

  4. Select LOGIN

    Enter the username and password for the router's admin pages

  5. The STATUS page will open

    status page

  6. Select ADVANCED from the menu and click ACCEPT

    Select ADVANCED and then choose ACCEPT

  7. Select Wireless Settings, and then SSID Management in the left hand menu

    Wireless Settings - SSID Management selected

  8. The SSID MANAGEMENT page will open

    SSID Management Page

  9. In the Multiple SSID No. menu, select 2

    2 Highlighted in the Multiple SSID No. menu

  10. Global settings can be left as default
  11. Enter a name for your new wireless network - in the example below we named the SSID GuestWiFi
  12. Check the option to enable Broadcast SSID
  13. Select the level of security you want for the network - we recommend WPA and WPA/WPA2 MIXED MODE
  14. For Authentication select Wireless Password
  15. For Wireless Password Type - select Passphrase
  16. Enter a Wireless Password for your new network - this needs to be 8-63 characters




  17. Optional - if you want to keep your home network separate to GuestWiFi, select VLAN2 in the SSID2 field under VLAN Binding

    VLAN 2 highlighted from VLAN Binding
  18. Under 5GHz SETTINGS, you can also choose to enable settings



  19. Click SAVE SETTINGS

    Click SAVE SETTINGS

  20. Your new settings will be saved.
    Applying changes. Please wait. The process may take up to 30 seconds. If you are making wireless changes you may need to reconnect to the wireless network.

  21. That's it - you can now refresh your computer's wireless software and connect to your new wireless network name
  22. You'll find you now have a standard 2.4GHz wireless network, and also a 5GHz network starting 5GHz-... if you enabled this option

 

Limit the bandwidth

If you want to limit the amount of bandwidth available to SSID2, you can limit the downstream and upstream connection speed. In the example below, we've limited the downstream to 1024kbps and the upstream to 512kbps.

  1. Select Bandwidth Control from the wireless menu



  2. Under Bandwidth Control (2.4GHz), go to the SSID No. that you want to limit data for - in the example below this is SSID2
  3. Click to tick Enable in the Upstream and Downstream field
  4. In the SSID2 upstream enter 512
  5. In the SSID2 downstream Kbytes/sec field enter 1024



  6. Repeat these steps for Bandwidth Control (5GHz)
  7. Click SAVE SETTINGS
  8. Your new settings will be applied

    Applying changes. Please wait. The process may take up to 30 seconds. If you are making wireless changes you may need to reconnect to the wireless network.

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