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How to Setup Guest Wifi Access
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To setup a Guest WiFi Access Point on DDWRT, we have to enable a Virtual Access Point.

In this example we will enable a Virtual Access Point that we will give the SSID of Sploit_GuestNet2G , but you are welcome to call it whatever you like so that your guests can find it with their wifi devices.

Step 1) Login to your DDWRT Router and go to the "WIRELESS" tab and then the secondary tab of "Basic Settings"

A) Now scroll down and under "Virtual Interfaces" click Add.

B) Press Apply at the bottom of the page

*** Note ***What this does is create a Virtual Radio Card for the 2.4G or 5G radio using the real radio card. It's complex but we will make it e

asy for you to understand. We will be creating a Guest Virtual Radio on the 2.4G Adapter. You will need to do this same procedure on the 5G if you want to enable a Guest access AP on the 5G Radio for 5G Devices.


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Step 2) Setup your Settings to Look Like Below.

*** Note *** We suggest to use 192.168.20.1 as the IP address of the Guest Wifi Hotspot Gateway but you can use something different if you know what you are doing. If you don't then use what we put below.

For a 5G AP setup use 192.168.50.1 as the IP Address Below

Then Press Apply.

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Step3) Now we go to the "SETUP" TAB and click on "NETWORKING".

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Step 4) We are now going to Enable a new DHCP Server for the Virtual Access Point (Guest Wifi AP) so that the connecting devices get their special IP addresses that makes them work with the internet.

A) Scroll to the bottom of the page and where it says DHCPD (Dynamic Host Control Protocol Daemon incase you are a NERD like us and want to know what that stands for)

B) Press Add

C) Press Apply

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Step 5) Notice under Network Configuration you will see your Wifi Guest Account (in this case wl0.1) with the 192.168.20.1 address we selected earlier. So what we are going to do is scroll down to Multiple DHCP Server and change the DHCP Adapter drop down box to match the same adapter. In this case we choose wl0.1

A) Press Apply


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Congratulations!!! You setup a guest wifi hotspot on your router using the 2G band.

*** NOTE*** YOU WILL NEED TO SETUP THE WIFI SECURITY ON THE VIRTUAL ADAPTER OTHERWISE THE NETWORK IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND PEOPLE CAN CONNECT AND LEECH OFF YOUR INTERNET!!!!

For Help on how to secure your wifi Click Below
Wifi Security


Ok, But what about 5G Guest Access????
Now you need to do this process over again but select the option under the 5G radio card "Add Virtual Interface"

The Radio will give a different Virtual ID like (wl0.2) instead of (wl0.1)

What that stands for is "Wireless LAN 0.1" which is the tech jargon that ddwrt uses to identify the virtual adapter.

You will need to create a DHCP Daemon assignment for the 5G as well.
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