How to choose the right working mode for the Nano pocket routers?
Background: Among different working modes of mini pocket routers, how to choose the right mode under different network environments?
For more details of the different modes, please refer to How to select the operating mode of TP-Link wireless multiple modes devices?
1). 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:
TL-WR802N/TL-WR810N: How to configure TL-WR802N TL-WR810N working on Range Extender Mode
2). 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:
TL-WR802N/TL-WR810N: How to configure TL-WR802N TL-WR810N working on Router Mode
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.
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
4). 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 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
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
Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.
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