BEK Freedom App

Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Experience.

You set the rules, we'll enforce them.

The BEK Freedom app is included with your BEK Lightband Ultimate Wi-Fi experience. It manages all your family's devices and content access, and offers customizable online safety.

Download the BEK Freedom app today in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Protection Features

Whole home network security protects you from web threats, viruses and malware. The BEK Freedom Protection features keep intruders out. Your devices are important to your life. This app is your 24/7 internet watchman. With multi-layered protection, even your most vulnerable devices like smartTVs, thermostats and Wi-Fi cameras are protected before issues happen.
  • Monitor blocked threats, intrusions and viruses
  • Keep track of your connected devices to ensure they are protected.
  • Get real-time alerts about network threats.
  • Perform security scans on all your devices.

Parental Control Features

Family internet content and screen time control.
  • Wi-Fi Devices at Home
    Game systems, smart TVs, phones, computers, tablets
  • Custom settings by family member
  • Screen time limits
  • Usage & History
  • Safe Search
  • Content filtering
  • Preset off times
  • Pause devices
  • Bedtimes
  • Device and Activity Priorities

Support Resources

BEK Freedom gives you easy access to snapshot view of your home or small business network. Setting up your app has never been easier! Download the set-up guide below for everything you need to know about the app:

BEK Freedom Set-Up Guide

Setting up your Wi-Fi and BEK Freedom App:

Quick Start Set-Up Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the BEK Freedom app from either the Google Play store or Apple App Store. Search BEK Freedom to find the correct app, or scan QR code below.

Your Wi-Fi (SSID) name should be something unique and that you remember. You will likely not want to change your Wi-Fi name and password often as you would have to reconnect all the devices in your home after changing the name.

Yes, you set a PIN that must be entered any time you launch the app. The PIN must contain at least 4 characters. After you configure a PIN, it can be enabled or disabled from the Settings menu.

To set a passcode, go to Settings > Set Passcode.

You can add people from the People screen.

To access the People screen, you can either:

  • Tap the People tile on the Home screen or
  • Tap the People icon in the bottom menu bar.

Once on the People screen, tap the plus sign in the upper-right corner to add a person.

Places allow you to assign a group of devices to specific locations within your home. For example, you might have a home office where you want to assign your laptop, printer or other office equipment. Your gaming devices or home fitness equipment (e.g. Peloton) might be assigned to another place. Your outdoor security cameras might be assigned to a place you name "Outdoors".

How do I create a Place?

You can add places from the Places screen.

To access the Place screen, you can either:

  • Tap the Places tile on the Home screen or
  • Tap the Places icon in the bottom menu bar

Once on the Places screen, tap the plus sign in the upper-right corner to add a place.

In BEK Freedom, devices are referred to as things. You can add things from the Things screen.

To access the Things screen, you can either:

  • Tap the Things tile on the Home screen or
  • Tap the Things icon in the bottom menu bar

Once on the Things screen, tap the plus sign in the upper-right corner to add a thing.

You can prioritize traffic and devices on your network. This feature is very useful, for example, when you want to prioritize traffic to your work devices versus your gaming devices during your normal work hours or if you want to prioritize traffic to music and videos during the weekend.

To set priorities:

  1. Tap My Network from the Home Screen.

2. Tap Priorities

3. Continue to edit or set Traffic and Device priorities as desired.

A default priority is set, which you can edit.

In total, you can set up three traffic priority schedules. The app allows you to name your traffic priority and set a time schedule.

You can also set device priorities, assigning up to five devices on a priority schedule.

To add a network:

  1. From the Home screen, tap on the My Network tile.
  2. Tap the plus sign in the upper-right corner and select Add Network.

3. Select the Wireless Network Type: Guest, Work from Home, Customer
4. Enter a Network Name (SSID). This is the name you and your guests will see when attempting to connect from a device.
5. It's highly recommended that you select a security type to protect your network.
6. For guest networks, you can optionally set a start and end time. If family is visiting for the weekend, set the network for the time they'll be in your home. If you have guests coming over for a party, set your network only during the time of the party so it automatically shuts off at desired time. If you toggle the on button for Endless, your guest SSID will broadcast indefinitely, until you manually delete or edit the network.
7. For custom networks, you have the option of selecting the band type. The options are All Bands, 2.4G, 5G, and 6G (if supported by device hardware.) This is ideal for when you want to assign devices of a certain band to its own custom network.
8. For both guest and custom networks, you can also select if you want devices added to either network to be isolated from other devices within your overall network.
9. After you configure your settings, you'll be given the option to send a text notification to your guest if they are stored as a contact in your mobile device. The notification will present users with the wireless network information.

With a GigaSpire, you can initiate a speed test directly from the BEK Freedom app to test the speed from your GigaSpire to the internet.

To run a speed test:

  1. From the Home screen, tap My Network.
  2. Tap Bandwidth Test.

3. Tap Run Test. After the speed test completes, the results appear in the My Network tile on the Home screen. You'll also see a new notification. Tap the Notification icon to review the speed test results.

To edit your network's SSID settings:

  1. From the Home screen, tap on the My Network tile.
  2. Tap on the primary network.

3. Tap the pencil icon.

4. Edit your network SSID, password and security type as desired.
5. Tap Save when finished.

It's easy to rename a connected device on your network:

  1. From the Home screen, tap on the Things tile. Alternately, tap tap the Things icon in the bottom menu bar.
  2. Tap on the desired thing.

3. Tap the pencil icon.

4. Edit the thing Name and tap Apply.

From this screen, you can also assign the device to a person or place within your home.

Yes, you can disable Wi-Fi access for a specific device on your network.

To disable network access for a thing:

  1. Go to the Things screen.
  2. Tap on the desired thing.
  3. Toggle the Internet Access toggle to Off (toggle is gray).

Each time BEK Freedom detects a threats, you will receive a notification with details about the content that was blocked. All threats are automatically blocked, so you do not need to do anything. However, if you want to view more information about the specific threat, this information will include the time the threat happens, what type of threat it was, the source IP from where it came, what action was taken, which device the threat was trying to get to and the URL. You do not need to do anything; all threats are automatically blocked.

No, "5G" does not mean 5 gigabits. The term "5G" stands for "fifth generation." It's the latest generation of cellular network technology, succeeding 4G/LTE. The "G" in 5G refers to "generation," not gigabits.

5G networks are designed to provide significantly faster data speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity compared to previous generations of cellular networks. While 5G has the potential to offer peak data speeds in the gigabit-per-second range, the actual speed experienced by users can vary greatly depending on several factors such as network congestion, distance from the cell tower, and the specific network technology deployed by the carrier.

1. Technology and Medium

Fiber Internet uses fiber-optic cables that transmit data as light signals, offering high-speed internet.
5G Fixed Wireless Internet uses the cellular network technology, transmitting data through airwaves.

2. Speed and Reliability

Fiber Internet generally offers higher speeds and more reliability, as it's less susceptible to weather and other interferences.
5G Fixed Wireless Internet can't match fiber speeds, and its performance can be affected by physical obstructions, distance from the cell tower., network congestion, and weather conditions.

3. Latency

Latency is the time interval between a user's action and the response from the internet service, such as clicking a link and the webpage beginning to load.

Fiber Internet typically has lower latency, making it better for applications needing real-time response, like gaming.
5G Fixed Wireless Internet has made strides in reducing latency but may still be higher than fiber in some instances.