Router mode vs. Gateway mode?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jsmiddleton4, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Trying to find out about these two different modes. Sorry but I can't seem to find a simple explanation and a practical guide explaining when and it what setup topography we'd use one over the other.

    If I missed the information please link me to the post. I don't want to duplicate information. I just can't seem to find it.
  2. Dudeman456

    Dudeman456 LI Guru Member

    If I am not mistaken.

    Gateway Mode: Has the Router Device create a NAT for the devices connected via the LAN ports.

    Router Mode: Has the Router Device act like a regular Router that Connects Networks of different subnets together for routing information between them.
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member


    So a slave router in a wds setup, the one not connected to the interet not giving out ip/dns/etc., set to router mode?

    What about other setups? Like wireless bridge mode, the slave in wireless bridge mode when is router vs. gateway the correct option?
  4. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Jon has a pretty good explanation on how to set up WDS in his FAQ. I think it might help you situation -- it worked flawlessly when I was running a WDS setup.
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