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ceebee1
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Whole Home - Block a device from guest network only

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I have a 3 disk Whole Home system and I'd like to be able to block devices from joining my guest network but still allow them access to the main network!!!!

Here's why: Normally my son's iPad is on the "main" network, however, when I pause the main wifi network to get him to do his homework, he has figured out that all he has to do is join the guest network.

Am I right in thinking that blocking his device will block it from BOTH networks?

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Would the best way not be to take his iPad off him until he learns to do his homework and who is boss Smiley Wink

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Re: Whole Home - Block a device from guest network only

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Hi @ceebee1

Yes - blocking will block from both networks. Pausing will only affect the main Wi-Fi network.

I would suggest in your situation the best option may be to change the password of the guest network to something unknown to your son so he can't use the guest network.

 

Dan-O

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ceebee1
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Re: Whole Home - Block a device from guest network only

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Thanks for the reply and the "solution." I had already thought of that work around. Perhaps an idea for a future software update - the ability to choose which network to block a device from?

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@gg30340wrote:

Would the best way not be to take his iPad off him until he learns to do his homework and who is boss Smiley Wink


Thanks for the parenting advice

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@ceebee1 wrote:

@gg30340wrote:

Would the best way not be to take his iPad off him until he learns to do his homework and who is boss Smiley Wink


Thanks for the parenting advice


You are welcome. I bet if he is at all tech savy he will find a work around for the "solution". Does he have access to BTWifi, does your neigbours wifi reach your house and do they have kids who could give him access to their wifi. Does he have a phone he could tether,  etc etc.

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