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How Do I Set Up a Guest Network on an Airport Extreme?

I have an Airport Extreme Wifi router. Had set it up a few months ago and it's working fine. Now I want to add a Guest Network to share my wifi signal with other people, but I want them to have a separate Wifi PW. I can't figure out how to do this using the Airport Utility.

So I open the Airport Utility and click Manual Setup for the Extreme and there are 4 tabs: Summary, Base Station, Wireless, & Access Control.

I thought there was an option for Guest Network, but I don't have it?
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anuneznycAuthor Commented:
BTW, I am using Airport Utility Version 5.5.1 (551.19)
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Hi,

Is your Airport Exteme an "Early 2009" model? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3477
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anuneznycAuthor Commented:
No, it's not my router. I got this one for a client. In any case, I bought this Airport Extreme at the Apple Store back in Feb of 2010.

Interestingly enough I do have an Airport Extreme at home and when I access the Airport Utility in my apartment, I can see the "Guest Network" tab. Same MacBook, same Airport Utility...only thing different is the Airport Extreme.

I don't understand what I could have configured differently at the client site that would prevent me from seeing this "Guest Network" tab??
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
My vote is that the device is running a non-compatible firmware for that type of feature.
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anuneznycAuthor Commented:
You think? Nothing would surprise me at this point, but I'm skeptical. I did a firmware upgrade on this thing less than a month ago. Why would Apple choose to eliminate one of advertised features of this device?!?
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
It's possible. I try not to generalize and assume too much when it comes to troubleshooting a tech issue. Just the facts, and act on what you know.

From the Apple web-site;

   1.  When setting up your wireless network, check the box next to “Enable Guest Network.”
   2. Give your guest network a name — for example, “John’s Guests.”
   3. Choose a password for your guests, or leave it blank for no password at all.
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anuneznycAuthor Commented:
You may be right after all, Firebar. At home I can see the Guest Network tab but not at the office.
Going into Airport Utility at Home I see the version is 7.4.2
At the Office the version is 7.5.1.
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anuneznycAuthor Commented:
Seems retarded that Apple would disable one of the advertised features of this device. Doesn't make sense to me.
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