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Message 11 of 15

Re: Smart Hub 2, no guest network, help please

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Well clearly, having considered the replies to my post, I'm utterly wrong and BT's router not having Guest Mode is a fine thing and to be applauded. 

 

Well done.

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Message 12 of 15

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@gavin7 wrote:

Well clearly, having considered the replies to my post, I'm utterly wrong and BT's router not having Guest Mode is a fine thing and to be applauded. 

 

Well done.


Well clearly you had not thought through your scenario or how Guest Mode works on a router.

 

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Message 13 of 15

Re: Smart Hub 2, no guest network, help please

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Change the wifi password on a regular basis - simples 

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Message 14 of 15

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Here in some recommendation to support BT providing  a guest network solution for Smart Hub 2: Is someone able to raise this with BT to look at a roadmap for providing this feature?

thanks:

NSA recommend using a guest network:
"Implement wireless network segmentation

Leverage network segmentation on your home network to keep your wireless communication secure. At a minimum, your wireless network should be segmented between your primary Wi-Fi, guest Wi-Fi, and IoT network. This segmentation keeps less secure devices from directly communicating with your more secure devices"

From "National Security Agency | Cybersecurity Information Sheet
Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network"

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Message 15 of 15

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Indeed a guest network is a must have if you have a lot of guests or visitors to your home. This is especially important if you have a lot of connected kit like Sonos, Hue, smart TVs etc as it prevents guests from being able to connect to these devices. Typically routers with guest networks also give preference to non-guests which is useful if you've got a load of teenagers over nailing your broadband. 

You won't want to rotate the password on your main network as it would mean setting up all your connected equipment again. Imagine dealing with that for 8 smart speakers, 3 TVs, the washing machine (!), Thermostat etc. Nightmare. Having a guest network where you can rotate the password with zero impact is much better. 

 

Massive oversight on what otherwise is pretty decent kit from BT. I use a Nest router and points but there are cheaper and probably better alternatives for a lower price. 

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