Important: Only after you complete the initial log-in process in access point mode (see
Connect the access point/router to your existing router and log in for the first time on
page 17), can you change the system mode to router mode and connect the access
point/router to an Internet modem.
The following features are supported in router mode (and are disabled in access point
•Internet settings, including an IP address issued through dynamic DHCP (the default
setting), a manually specified static IP address, an IP address issued through PPPoE,
L2TP, or PPTP, and various ways to implement an IPv6 address.
•WAN settings, including routing services such as NAT.
•LAN settings, including a DHCP server.
•Internet security settings, including the option to block sites and services, and the
option to set up port forwarding and port triggering rules.
•Advanced USB settings.
•Internet traffic meter.
•VLAN or bridge tag group for an IPVT device.
Note: If the access point/router is in router mode, you can always reach the local browser
interface by entering http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field of your browser.
For information about changing the system mode of the access point/router from access
point mode to router mode, see Use the access point/router in router mode on page
23 or, after initial setup, Change the system mode to router mode or back to access
point mode on page 163.
Use the access point/router in router mode
When you set up the access point/router in router mode, the following applies:
•If the WAN type of your Internet modem is dynamic DHCP, the access point/router
automatically receives an IP address from your Internet service provider (ISP).
•If the WAN type is PPPoE, L2TP, or PPTP, you must manually set up the Internet
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