How Do I Setup Netgear Guest Network Isolation?
Setting up Netgear guest network isolation involves configuring your Netgear router to ensure that devices connected to the guest network cannot communicate with devices on your main/private network. This enhances security and prevents potential unauthorized access to your sensitive information. If you also want to enable Netgear guest network isolation using Insight Premium or an Insight Pro account then no need to worry. Here’s an informational guide on how to set up guest network isolation on a Netgear router.
Methods to Setup Netgear Guest Network Isolation
The procedure to enable the Netgear guest network isolation is pretty simple. You can set up the guest network using the routerlogin, Insight cloud portal or the Insight app. If you have no idea how to set guest network isolation on your Netgear router then use one of these methods as per your ease.
Using Insight Cloud Portal
The very first way to set up the Netgear guest network isolation is by using the Insight cloud portal.
1. Open an Internet Browser
Once a strong connection is made between the wireless devices, launch an internet browser such as Chrome, Brave, IE, Firefox, or Apple. Be sure that the browser you use is updated to its latest version.
2. Log In the Insight Cloud Portal
To access the Insight cloud portal, follow these steps:
- Type accounts.netgear.com into the address bar and hit Enter.
- Use your email as the username.
- Enter the password you used when creating your Insight portal account.
3. Access the Settings
Now you are in the dashboard of the Netgear router. Here you need to follow the following sub-steps to setup guest network:
- Go to the Guest Network section.
- Find the 2.5 GHz or 5 GHz options and turn on Guest Network and SSID Broadcast.
- Also, turn on Wireless Isolation.
- If you want, change the name (SSID) of the guest network.
- Set a password in the Security Options.
- Click ‘Apply.’
Your Netgear guest network is now set up! FYI, the guest network on the router can also be created if you access its web-based management panel via the 192.168.1.0 IP address. This keeps your devices safe and does not disturb the primary network. Now let’s move to the next section to learn how to setup guest network using an app.
Using Insight App
Before you start, make sure that your smartphone is updated to its latest version. Along with that, also confirm that your cell phone is fully charged. Once done, move ahead:
I. Download the Insight App
First of all download the Insight app on your mobile device. For this, head over to the Google App Store or Apple App Store. Here, in the search field, input the Insight app. Wait for a couple of seconds, the result will display. Select the correct app and download it.
II. Open the App
As soon as the Insight app is installed, open it. If you use the app for the first time then first create an Insight Pro account.
III. Log in to the Insight App
Once done, fill up the login details in the required fields. Be sure that you have entered the correct admin details.
IV. Setup the Guest Network
Now, select an organization and scroll down on the bottom menu bar. Here, tap on the Locations option. After that, select the WiFi option. Under the WiFi Networks, select your SSID (network name).
That’s it in this way you can enable the Netgear guest network isolation by using the Insight app.
The Final Notes
Guest network isolation is an effective way of preventing wireless devices on the guest network from communicating with each other. Due to this, if any device present on the guest network accidentally accesses a website infected with a virus, there will be zero effect on other devices. Also, the main network of the router will stay safe. Thus, we expect that you will enable it.
And, with that! We end our guide on how to setup Netgear guest network isolation. We hope that with the help of this post, you can easily enable your guest network.