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Wireless Router Features; Choosing An Appropriate Operation Mode - Asus WL-500GP_V2 User Manual

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WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual

4. Wireless router features

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

1) Choosing an appropriate operation mode

ASUS WL-500gP V2 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-500gP V2 as a wireless bridge.
In this mode, all Ethernet ports on WL-500gP V2 (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
button, and then you can continue to setup advanced features for your WL-500gP


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