WRV54G "router" vs "gateway" modes

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by askingnv, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. askingnv

    askingnv LI Guru Member

    I am working with my new WRV54G and noticed an advanced routing setup tab where there is a router and gateway mode. Checking hte routing table, the default route ( goes to the WAN gateay as it should, but if I change from gateway to router mode, all traffic is blocked.

    Any suggestions for setting this up?

  2. delicious

    delicious LI Guru Member


    you only change from "Gateway" to "Router" if you use another gateway device for entering the internet.
    Means the WAN port of your WRV54G is connected to a LAN port of a gateway device.
    You have to configure the gateway devices IP adress etc. then.

    Thomas :)
  3. askingnv

    askingnv LI Guru Member


    Terminology seems backwards to me but every company has a different twist on verbage.

    This also fits the symptoms I was seeing.
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Router mode will disable NAT and will act like a pure router.
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