[Wireless Router] Introduction of Operation Mode
ASUS router supports several modes in operation to meet different requirements.(Please refer to the specification of your router on ASUS website to check which operation mode is equipped with.)
1. Wireless router mode (Default) : In wireless router/ IP sharing mode, router connects to the Internet via PPPoE, DHCP, PPTP, L2TP, or Static IP and shares the wireless network to LAN clients or devices. In this mode, NAT, firewall, and DHCP server are enabled by default. UPnP and Dynamic DNS are supported for SOHO and home users. Select this mode if you are a first-time user or you are not currently using any wired/wireless routers. Click here for detailed steps.
2. Access Point mode: In Access Point (AP) mode, router connects to a wireless router through an Ethernet cable to extend the coverage of wireless signal to other network clients. In this mode, the firewall, IP sharing, and NAT functions are disabled by default. Click here for detailed steps.
3. Repeater Mode: In Repeater mode, the router wirelessly connects to an existing wireless networks to extend the wireless coverage. In this mode, the firewall, IP sharing, and NAT functions are disabled. Click here for detailed steps.
4. Media Bridge: Router can be configured in Media Bridge mode. The Media Bridge mode provides the fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection for multiple media devices simultaneously.To set up the Media Bridge mode, you need two Routers: One configured as the Media station and the other as a router. Configure one router as the first router and the second router as an 802.11ac Media Bridge to provide a simultaneous 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection for your media devices such as computer, Smart TV, game console, DVR, or media player via Ethernet cable. Change to Media Bridge mode to provide a simultaneous 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection for your media devices. In Media Bridge mode, only wireless devices connect to the Parent AP. Client devices need to be connected to the Media Bridge with a network cable. Click here for detailed steps.
5. AiMesh Node: You can set this router as an AiMesh node to extend an existing AiMesh routers WiFi coverage.
1. Factory resetting this router will allow it to join an existing AiMesh network.
2. Please go to the AiMesh settings page of your existing router to add an AiMesh node. Click here for detailed steps.
How to get the (Utility / Firmware)?
You can download the latest drivers, software, firmware and user manuals in the ASUS Download Center.
If you need more information about the ASUS Download Center, please refer this link.