How do I set up a guest network on my Virgin Media hub?

Last updated: January 30, 2017

Select your Virgin Media Hub below for information on how to set up a guest network.

  

   

Hub 3.0

Our Hub 3.0 allows you to set up a separate Guest Network. This can be handy for those devices you use just for entertainment, so your gaming consoles will link to each other and the internet using WiFi connections, but not to your computer.

This helps you keep confidential information like bank details secure, and to set parental controls. You can also restrict some devices to a Guest Network.

Don’t forget, you can easily set up a Guest WiFi Network using our handy Virgin Media Connect app.

You can set up a Guest Network as follows:

1. Access the settings page by entering the web address shown on the Hub 3.0 sticker. For a guide on how to do this, please see Configure Advanced Settings on your Virgin Media Hub.

2. Click Modify your guest network.

3. Click the option for Enable guest network and then click Next

4. The Hub 3.0 will create a Guest network name and password automatically. If you want to change these, click the >Change next to the options and enter your own details.

5. Click on Next.

6. On the next screen, you can choose whether to have the guest network on permanently (Always on) or specify a date / time that the guest network will be available until.

7. Click on Next
Note: you may be asked to enter an email address which the Hub 3.0 will email you the guest network settings, however, this function is not available.

8. Click Finish

Your guest network will now be set up.

   

Super Hub 2ac

Your Super Hub 2ac allows you to set up a separate guest network for those devices you use just for entertainment, for example. So your gaming consoles will link to each other and the internet using WiFi connections, but not to your computer.

This helps you to keep confidential information like bank details safe and secure, and to set controls for what the kids can do with their gaming devices. Another reason to restrict some devices to a guest network is that some devices use older WiFi technology and may not be able to use the very latest security.

You can set up a Guest Network as follows:

1. Use the information printed on the bottom of the Super Hub 2ac to access the settings page. For a guide on how to do this, check Configure Advanced Settings on your Virgin Media Hub.

2. Click the Advanced Settings button.

3. In the Wireless section, click 2.4GHz First Guest Wireless Network

You can set up your Guest Network by following these steps:

 

  • Click the Enable 2.4GHz First Guest Network check box.
  • Enter the name of the network in the SSID box.
  • Click the Enable SSID Broadcast check box.
  • Select the Security mode you want to use.
  • Enter the required Passphrase into the text box.

4. Click Apply

That's it, you're done.

If you want your guest network to broadcast on the 5GHz network, follow the steps above but choose 5GHz First Guest Wireless Network at step 3.

   

Super Hub 2

Your new Super Hub allows you to set up a separate guest network for those devices you use just for entertainment, for example. So your gaming consoles will link to each other and the internet using WiFi connections, but not to your computer.

This helps you to keep confidential information like bank details safe and secure, and to set controls for what the kids can do with their gaming devices. Another reason to restrict some devices to a guest network is that some devices use older WiFi technology and may not be able to use the very latest security.

You can set up a Guest Network as follows:

1. Use the information printed on the bottom of the Super Hub 2 to access the settings page. For a guide on how to do this, check Configure Advanced Settings on your Virgin Media Hub.

2. Click the Advanced Settings button.

3. In the Wireless section, click 2.4GHz First Guest Wireless Network

You can set up your Guest Network by following these steps:

  • Click the Enable 2.4GHz First Guest Network check box.
  • Enter the name of the network in the SSID box.
  • Click the Enable SSID Broadcast check box.
  • Select the Security mode you want to use.
  • Enter the required Passphrase into the text box.

4. Click Apply

That's it, you're done.

If you want your guest network to broadcast on the 5GHz network, follow the steps above but choose 5GHz First Guest Wireless Network at step 3.

   

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Super Hub

Your Super Hub allows you to set up a separate guest network for those devices you use just for entertainment, for example. So your gaming consoles will link to each other and the internet using WiFi connections, but not to your computer.

This helps you to keep confidential information like bank details safe and secure, and to set controls for what the kids can do with their gaming devices. Another reason to restrict some devices to a guest network is that some devices use older WiFi technology and may not be able to use the very latest security.

You can set up a Guest Network as follows:

1. Use the information printed on the back of the Super Hub to access the settings page. For a guide on how to do this, check Configure Advanced Settings on your Virgin Media Hub.

2. Click the Advanced Settings button.

3. In the Wireless section, click Guest Wireless Network (SSID2)

You can set up your Guest Network by following these steps:

 

  • Click the Guest Wireless Network (SSID2) check box.
  • Enter the name of the network in the SSID box.
  • Click the Enable SSID Broadcast check box.
  • Select the Security mode you want to use.
  • Enter the required Passphrase into the text box.

4. Click Apply

That's it, you're done.


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