How to choose the right working mode for the TL-MR3020 and TL-MR3040?

 Background: Among different working modes of TL-MR3020&TL-MR3040, how to choose the right mode under different network environment?

 
Scenario:
1)   Internet access from 3G/4G modem is only available for one user, cannot be shared to more users.
------3G/4G Router mode
 
      
 
How to Configure 3G Router Mode on TL-MR3020/MR3040
 
2)   Large house, office, warehouse or other spaces where the existing signal is weak.
 
------Repeater mode
In this mode the router copies and reinforces the existing wireless signal to extend the coverage of the signal. It’s especially useful for a large space to eliminate signal-blind corners.
 
About how to configure as repeater mode, please refer to:
How to Configure Repeater Mode on TL-MR3020/MR3040
 
3)   Internet access from DSL or cable modem is only available for one user, cannot be shared to more users.
------Router mode
In this mode, the device enables multi-users to share internet via DSL/Cable Modem.
 
About how to configure as router mode, please refer to:
How to Configure Wireless Router Mode on TL-MR3020 /MR3040
 
4)    Office, hotel and places where only wired network is available.
  LAN gaming party, small meeting and other situations where a temporary wireless network is needed.
------AP mode
In this mode, the router connects to a wired network and transforms the wired Internet access into wireless so that multiple devices can share the Internet.
 
About how to configure as AP mode, please refer to:
How to Configure AP Mode on TL-MR3020/MR3040 
 
5)   Only wireless network is available while some devices have no wireless function and can only be connected through hard-wired connection.
------Client mode
 
In this mode, the routerconnects to another device via Ethernet core and acts as an adaptor to send/receive the wireless signal from your wireless network. 
 
How to Configure Client Mode on TL-MR3020/MR3040
 
5) Small restaurant, shop, bar, home, office and others where Internet service needs to be provided for guests without revealing the existing network for hosts.
------Bridge with AP mode
In this mode, the router borrows existing wireless Internet and broadcasts it using a different network name(SSID). This application can create two individual networks for two groups of users sharing one Internet. 
 
How to Configure Bridge with AP Mode on TL-MR3020/MR3040
 
 
6)   Small restaurant,shop,bar,home,office and others where Internet service needs to be provided for guests without revealing the existing network for hosts. The TL-MR3020/TL-MR3040 connect internet access to WAN port of the router via wireless and work as another wireless router.
 
 
 
 
How to Configure WISP Mode on TL-MR3020/TL-MR3040
 
This Article Applies to:
TL-MR3020 , TL-MR3040
User Application Requirement | Updated 12-04-2014 16:52:42 PM