Can I require two passwords to access a wireless network?

By jephph
May 5, 2013
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  1. I've got a guy who wants to double password protect his wifi. I know that having strong encryption, and a long password with alpha-numeric and non-alpha-numeric characters would work better for him, but I'm not sure I can convince him of that. Is there a way that I can require two passwords to get into a wireless network?
  2. stonarda

    stonarda TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 180   +17

    I dont think it is possible unless you invest in some expensive hardware such as those at businesses (where you need to login on a login page).
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,386   +608

    Quick solution: Hide the SSID, so he needs to insert the SSID and password. 'Double' passwords!

    Long solution: Not worth it. I'm not even going to bother explaining, sorry. :(
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,292   +282

    There are some routers which partition WiFi into two groups: Normal & Guests.
    Doing that allows guests to get only internet access w/o access to lan devices.
    Each has a unique passphrase.


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