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Windows 7: Wi-fi guest access and DHCP client list

12 Nov 2014   #1
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Wi-fi guest access and DHCP client list

I have Guest access set up on my Linksys E1200 router. My neighbor and I have an agreement so that he can use my internet connection via the guest access, avoiding the possibility that he can "see" my network. He uses a NetGear signal booster and his PS3 connects thru that to my wi-fi.

My first issue comes up when I look at my DHCP client list. As seen in the first client list below, my wireless laptop and my wired desktop units show up, but I don't see his PS3. I setup my tablet to connect thru the guest access and it doesn't show, either. Once I change the tablet back to my normal wireless access, it shows on my DHCP list (second thumbnail). The User Manual for the router says that I should be able to see the guest users, but they don't show up, nor does the neighbor's extender (I'm not sure that I should, but it's worth noting).

I'm considering shutting down the guest access and telling the neighbor that he's screwed unless I can find a solution. No skin off my back as I've been considering giving him the boot anyhow.

My second issue (which may be solved by denying guest access, anyhow) is that his extender uses the same 2.4 GHz channel that my router uses for wi-fi, and I sometimes believe that this is causing issues with my signal strength. I use a Wi-Fi Analyzer app on my tablet, and it shows that the channels for my main SSID, the guest SSID and his extender are all on channel 11. I look at the channel ratings and, of course, channel 11 has the lowest rating. When I changed the broadcast channel to 4, everything followed (guest and extender) and the rating for channel 4 drops.

Should I just drop the guest access and tell the neighbor to find a new source? I don't want to let him on my main SSID and I don't like the idea that I can't see him or his devices in my DHCP list.




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13 Nov 2014   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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13 Nov 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sharing your Internet connection with your neighbor is almost certainly contrary to your ISP's terms of service.
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14 Nov 2014   #4
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Not for nothin', and thanx for reading and responding, but that doesn't answer my question.
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