Guest Wi-Fi

Guest Wi-Fi is a special network just for your guests. Guests will be able to get online and discover the devices that you choose to make available from your main Wi-Fi network.

Set up Guest Wi-Fi

When you update the Google Wifi app to the version that features Guest Wi-Fi (version 7647.72.0 and up), you may see a notification card. To set it up, tap Get Started and proceed with the in-app instructions (see below).

If you dismiss the card or don’t see it, you can set up Guest Wi-Fi through the settings menu or the Wi-Fi access tab. To do this, tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner. Under 'Network', tap Guest network and follow the instructions in the app.

Note: Guest Wi-Fi cannot be set up if your Wifi point(s) is in bridge mode.

1. Create a Guest Wi-Fi name and password

The app will suggest a network name for you (your main Wi-Fi network with '-Guest' added to the end). But you can change this if you want. Just make sure that the name and password are different from your main Wi-Fi network.

2. Choose devices to make them available for guests

Guest Wi-Fi will create a new network that’s separate from your main Wi-Fi. Because of this, you may want to make some devices that are connected to your main Wi-Fi network available to guests, too. This lets them make use of all the cool gadgets in your home like playing music through your speakers or streaming movies to your TV.

  • Tick the box next to the devices that you would like to make available. Can’t find your device?
  • When you’ve finished, tap Create to finish setup.

'Suggested devices' are devices that are commonly shared among several people, like a Chromecast, smart TV, wireless speaker and printer. 'Other devices' are personal devices such as phones, tablets and computers.

Edit Guest Wi-Fi
If you want to change your Guest Wi-Fi settings, perform the following steps. Note: Only the owner or managers of your Wifi point(s) can change the settings.
  1. Open the Google Wifi app.
  2. Tap the tab, then Guest Wi-Fi.
  3. Edit the settings.
  4. When you’ve finished, tap Save in the top-right corner.
Turn off Guest Wi-Fi
Follow these steps to turn off your Guest Wi-Fi network. You won’t be able to remove the Guest network entirely, but guests won’t be able to connect to it until you’ve turned it back on.
  1. Open the Google Wifi app. 
  2. Tap the  tab, then Guest Wi-Fi.  
  3. Tap Edit  Edit .
  4. Tap the 'Guest network' toggle to turn it off. 
  5. Tap Save
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