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Routers with "Guest" networks; safe for regular users?

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What's the deal with "Guest" networks that some wireless routers feature? Does that mean it creates a completely separate second network, as in nothing can be accessed from one to the other? Are regular users completely safe from anything anyone can do on the Guest network?
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it depends on the router.  The definition of Guest network is that a second set of DHCP will be ran on it and those IP's are routed directly out to the internet with no access to the local network.
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