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Wireless Router Features; Choosing An Appropriate Operation Mode - Asus WL-500W User Manual

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WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual

4. Wireless router features

This chapter provides setup examples of some frequently used router features. You
can set up these features via your Web browser.

1) Choosing an appropriate operation mode

ASUS WL-500W Wireless Router supports
three operation modes: home gateway,
router, and access point. Click System
Setup -> Operation mode to open the
configuration page.
Home gateway mode is for home or
SOHO users who want to connect to
their ISPs for Internet services. In this operation mode, NAT, WAN connection,
Internet firewall functions are supported.
Router mode is for office use where multiple routers and switches co-exist.
You can set up routing policies in this mode; however, NAT function is disabled.
Access point mode works when you setup WL-500W as a wireless bridge. In
this mode, all Ethernet ports on WL-500W (4 LAN ports and 1 WAN port) are
recognized as LAN ports. WAN connection, NAT, and Internet firewall functions
are disabled in access point mode.
Select a proper mode which complies to your network scenario and press Apply
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