How to choose the right working mode for the Nano pocket routers?

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Updated 11-25-2019 03:24:11 AM
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Background: Among different working modes of mini pocket routers, how to choose the right mode under different network environment?

 

Scenario:

1). 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:

TL-WR802N/TL-WR810N: How to configure TL-WR802N TL-WR810N working on Range Extender Mode

TL-WR902AC: How to configure TL-WR902AC as Range Extender (new logo)?

 

 

2). 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:

TL-WR802N/TL-WR810N: How to configure TL-WR802N TL-WR810N working on Router Mode

TL-WR902AC: How to configure TL-WR902AC as Standard Wireless Router (new logo)?

 

3). 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:

TL-WR802N/TL-WR810N: How to configure TL-WR802N TL-WR810N working on AP Mode

TL-WR902AC: How to configure TL-WR902AC as Access Point (new logo)?

 

4). 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 router connects to another device via Ethernet core and acts as an adaptor to send/receive the wireless signal from your wireless network. 

 

About how to configure as Client mode, please refer to:

TL-WR802N/TL-WR810N: How to configure TL-WR802N TL-WR810N working on Client Mode

TL-WR902AC: How to configure TL-WR902AC as Client (new logo)?

 

5). Small restaurant, shop, bar, home, office and others where Internet service needs to be provided for guests without revealing the password of the existing network for hosts.

------ WISP mode

In this mode, the router uses existing wireless Internet and broadcasts it using a different network name (SSID) and password. This application seems to connect internet access to WAN port of the router via wireless.

 

 

About how to configure as WISP mode, please refer to:

TL-WR802N/TL-WR810N: How to configure TL-WR802N TL-WR810N working on WISP Client Router Mode

TL-WR902AC: How to configure TL-WR902AC as Hotspot Router (new logo)?

 

 

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