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Zenwifi Guest Network

Discussion in 'ASUS Wireless' started by meekgeek1, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. meekgeek1

    meekgeek1 Occasional Visitor

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    I'm thinking if I should get a pair Asus Zenwifi CT8 at discounted rates from my ISP.

    I intend to run RT-AC68U (main router) with x2 CT8 (in Aimesh node mode).

    Anyone is using a similar setup?
    Regular asus router with zenwifi units in Aimesh node mode.
    Does your Guest Network function properly (devices cannot access main network)? and is broadcasting from all nodes?

    I've read that for this to work, all units including main router must be Zenwifi units?
     
  2. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    AiMesh does not broadcast guest WLANs from remote nodes.

    AiMesh permits adding AiMesh-supported routers as remote nodes to an AiMesh router/root node.

    So, you should be able to use the CT8s as nodes on the 68U, but only the 68U will broadcast guest SSIDs.

    I recommend using different SSIDs per band and fixed channels on the 68U.

    OE
     
  3. meekgeek1

    meekgeek1 Occasional Visitor

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    thats horrible.
    I've read somewhere that if it's all Zenwifi gear (no mixing of other AImesh product), guest network works fine from all nodes.

    So what im curious is if I switch it the other way round:
    CT8 (router mode) + CT8 (node) + RT68U (AP mode)

    Would both CT8s broadcast a nicely working isolated guestnetwork?
     
  4. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    Show us where you read this.

    OE
     
  5. meekgeek1

    meekgeek1 Occasional Visitor

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    somewhere in the comments section.

    https://dongknows.com/asus-zenwifi-ax-xt8-review/

    Quote:
    Dong Ngo
    Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    hanks, Idoblu! Hope you and your fam are staying safe, too. If you use the ZenWiFi hardware, without any other non-ZenWiFi router, then the Guest Network is supported throughout the entire mesh (with firmware newer than the launch version).
     
  6. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    Sounds promising for a pure Zen WiFi AiMesh... which was not your plan.

    OE
     
  7. meekgeek1

    meekgeek1 Occasional Visitor

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    well yea. ISP offered a pair at us$170.
    the speeds on these look awesome.
     
  8. toaruScar

    toaruScar Occasional Visitor

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    My home network consists of pure ZenWiFi XT8, all of which run firmware 3.0.0.4.386_25524.
    I just enabled Guest Wi-Fi for 2.4G on the web GUI, verified on my phone that it can find the guest Wi-Fi, and then moved next to a mesh node where 2.4Ghz signals from main router doesn't reach.
    Lo and behold: my phone cannot pickup the guest Wi-Fi's SSID.
    So conclution: pure ZenWiFi setup cannot do guest Wi-Fi on all nodes.
     
  9. meekgeek1

    meekgeek1 Occasional Visitor

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    sigh this is just plain disappointing.