What does the WRV200 router operation mode.

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Sfor, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    I would like to know, what is the difference between Gateway and Router operation modes.

    The WRV200 when switched to the Router operation mode appears to stop its Gateway operations. As, the LAN devices are loosing Internet access in such a case. But, is it all what this switch does? (Except for enabling the dynamic routing feature, that is)

    In the Router mode the routing table does not change. So, I see no reason for the internet access to be stopped. Unless, the NAT is switched off.
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    That's basically it :) In gateway mode NAT is enabled, in router mode it acts like a conventional router and NAT is disabled.
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    In a nutshell yes, though i believe you can still use nat if you choose, there really is no need to use router mode if you just have one "gateway" device. Router mode comes into play much more if you have several routers daisy chained and need to just pass traffic over one or more of them.
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