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# 181248 7-Oct-2015 22:33
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On my old Cisco router it is easy to setup 2x SSIDs, but I just can't figure it out on the MP-264.  What I want to do is have a "parents" SSID and a "kids" SSID, so when the kids have been naughty I just have to disable one network.  Ideally I'd also want to prioritise the "parent's" bandwidth over the "kid's" bandwidth.  I've searched the internet a bit, but can't find any help.  Anyone know how to do this?  For the past 3 months or so I've just run the kids off the Cisco configured as a switch (and set it's WiFi config to 6Mbps max), but that is hogging the WiFi channels (and uses power, generates heat).  Thanks.

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  # 1403534 10-Oct-2015 15:41
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Did you sort this?

Try wireless-wireless then scroll to the bottom and click the green plus for new virtual AP

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  # 1403828 11-Oct-2015 12:49
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Tried a new virtual AP which is what I thought should do the job, but devices that connect to it does not see the internet.  Perhaps somewhere I need to set the routing as well, but I have no clue how that works.  Any advice appreciated.

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  # 1408736 18-Oct-2015 18:26
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Issue resolved.  My IT security consultant friend helped me.  He was also stumped, can setup the virtual AP and see it but not connect.  Then we put 2 and 2 together, and found the screen Network Coonections -> Lan Bridge -> Bridging where the new AP will be listed and you just put a tick next to it.  So this router does not automatically setup the bridge when you add a virtual AP.

Now to learn how QoS works so that I can prioritise the adult's internet access over the kids...

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