How to Provide Guest Access to Your Eero Wi-Fi Network

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When you have guests over who want to use your Wi-Fi, Eero makes it really simple to create a guest network for them to connect to. That way they can get internet access, but they won’t be able to access your local network files or other devices.

This is particularly useful if you share files over your home’s network that might contain sensitive information. Creating a separate guest Wi-Fi network is a great idea, especially since it allows you to keep your main Wi-Fi password secret.

To get started, open up the Eero app on your smartphone and tap on the menu button in the top-left corner of the screen.

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Select “Guest Access” from the list.

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Tap on the toggle switch to the right of “Enable” at the top.

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Next, tap on “Network name” and give your guest Wi-Fi network a custom name if you’d like. By default, it will simply add “Guest” to the end of your current network name.

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After that, tap on “Network password”. It will generate a random password that you can provide your guests.

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However, if you want to create your own password, simply tap on “Edit password”, enter in a password, and then hit “Save”.

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You can also tap on “Generate a new password” to have Eero come up with a new random password.

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One you’ve set the network name and the password, it’s ready to go and guests can immediately connect to it from their devices. If you want to share the network name and password with your guests, you can send them a text message, email, etc. by tapping on “Share guest network”.

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From there, pick a service you want to use to share your network details with others.

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Eero will automatically create a passage with your guest network’s details that you can send to any of your friends, so that they can connect to your Wi-Fi right when they get to your house without having to ask.

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Whenever you want to turn off the guest Wi-Fi network, simply just tap on the toggle switch next to “Enable” to turn it off.

Craig Lloyd is TIME Magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year, as well as a mediocre gamer, aviation geek, baseball fan, motorcyclist, Marvel fanboy, and a proud introvert. He began his career as a young, naive teenager tinkering around with the family computer and has since blossomed into the beautiful geek he is today.

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