How to choose the right working mode for the TL-MR3020 and TL-MR3040
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Background: Among different working modes of TL-MR3020&TL-MR3040, how to choose the right mode under different network environment?
1) Internet access from 3G/4G modem is only available for one user, cannot be shared to more users.
------3G/4G Router mode
2) Large house, office, warehouse or other spaces where the existing signal is weak.
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:
3) Internet access from DSL or cable modem is only available for one user, cannot be shared to more users.
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:
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.
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:
5) Only wireless network is available while some devices have no wireless function and can only be connected through hard-wired connection.
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.
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.
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.
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