Bright Box router - set up multiple wireless network names

The Bright Box router supports up to three 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

  1. From a computer connected to your Bright Box router, go to 192.168.1.1 (opens in a new tab or window)



  2. The router's LOGIN SCREEN will open



  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 your router



  4. Click LOGIN



  5. Select BASIC



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



  7. The SSID MANAGEMENT page will open



  8. In the Multiple SSID menu, select 2 (or 3 for a third SSID)



  9. Select and enter the settings below from the PER SSID field:
    • Enable/ Disable Wireless - select Enable
    • Enter a Wireless Network Name - we called ours GuestWiFi but you can choose a name
    • Broadcase SSID - select Enable
    • Security - select WPA
    • WPA mode - we suggest using WPA/WPA2 MIXED MODE
    • Cipher suite - select Auto
    • Authentication - select Wireless Password
    • Wireless Password Type - select Passphrase
    • Wireless Password - enter your wireless password - this needs to be eight or more characters
    • VLAN Binding - this is an optional setting - if you want to keep your home network separate to GuestWiFi, select VLAN2 in the SSID2 field under VLAN Binding
  10. Select SAVE SETTINGS



  11. Your new settings will be saved



  12. That's it - you can now refresh your computer's wireless software and connect to your new wireless network name

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