Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

Allowing the router to broadcast its WiFi network name (SSID) makes it easier to find your network and connect
to it. If you clear this check box, that creates a hidden network.
Give the guest network a name.
The guest network name is case-sensitive and can be up to 32 characters. You then manually configure the
WiFi devices in your network to use the guest network name in addition to the main SSID.
For the WiFi channel and mode, leave the default settings selected.
Select a security option.
The WPA2 options use the newest standard for the strongest security. WPA2 is the default setting.
If the WiFi Mbps setting is Up to 54 Mbps for the 2.4 GHz radio band of the main WiFi network
 on page 165), the WEP legacy security option is also
available for the guest WiFi network.
Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Specify How the Router Manages WiFi Clients
A WiFi client is any computer or WiFi device that connects to the router’s WiFi network. The router uses airtime
fairness and implicit beamforming to manage its WiFi clients. These features are enabled by default, but you can
disable them.
Disable Airtime Fairness
Airtime fairness ensures that all clients receive equal time on the network. Network resources are divided by time,
so if five clients are connected, they each get one-fifth of the network time. The advantage of this feature is that your
slowest clients do not control network responsiveness. This feature is enabled by default, but you can disable it.
To disable airtime fairness:
Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
A login window opens.
Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900