Number of devices on guest network

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I have recently set up a new Fios Home router (G3100) with guest network enabled. It seems that this guest network is limited to a maximum of 10 devices, and nothing else can be connected without first disconnecting something else. This is not documented in the manual, nor do I see any setting in the router dashboard to change this limit. Any ideas?

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Finally reached the manufacturer of the G3100 router through Verizon technical support. It is confirmed that the Guest network on this device can handle a maximum of 10 devices. So, it may not be viable to follow the recommendation to segregate Internet of Things devices on the Guest network, if one uses this router.

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This must be a firmware option that Verizon has chosen.

If you connect a device to the guest network, what IP and subnet mask do you get?

Its possible that the guest network is set up as a small subnet to limit devices.


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Thank you for the reply and forum instructions.

 

I'm outside my knowledge boundaries here, so I hope I'm looking at the right entries. I see that all devices on the guest network have a 200 as third number for IP, whereas the devices on the regular network get a 1. the first two numbers are the same for all devices on either network, and the fourth varies. 

 

Only a single subnet mask is reported for the router, I suppose for both networks, 255.255.255.0 and cannot be changed

 

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Finally reached the manufacturer of the G3100 router through Verizon technical support. It is confirmed that the Guest network on this device can handle a maximum of 10 devices. So, it may not be viable to follow the recommendation to segregate Internet of Things devices on the Guest network, if one uses this router.

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I have the Gigabit router and want to use the Guest network for all of my home automation, security, and IoT devices which consists of:

  • 4 Ring doorbells and cameras
  • Sense home energy monitor
  • 4 Amazon Alexa
  • Ecobee thermostat
  • Flume water monitor
  • LG refrigerator
  • Multiple smart light bulbs and switches

My goal is to keep these isolated from things like my laptop.  Not all of these are currently connected and I ran into an issue over the weekend where it seemed like I had hit a max device limit.

 

Three questions...

  1. Is there a default device limit on either the Main or Guest network?
  2. If so, can I override this?
  3. What is the maximum number of devices that can be on the Guest network?

 

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I just posted the same question...should have done a more thorough search.

 

This is exactly why I was going this direction - to segreate things like Ring cameras, Amazon Alexa, and other smart/IoT devices from my laptop.  A limit of 10 devices is crazy and I wish that I had known that up front.

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