- On the Routing screen, you can set the routing mode and settings of the router. Gateway mode is recommended for most users.
- Choose the correct working mode. Keep the default setting, Gateway, if the router is hosting your network's connection to the Internet. Select router if the router exists on a network with other routers. In Gateway mode the router performs NAT, while in other modes it doesn't.
- Dynamic Routing enables the router to automatically adjust to physical changes in the network's layout and exchange routing tables with other routers. The router determines the network packets’ route based on the fewest number of hops between the source and destination.
To enable the Dynamic Routing feature for the WAN side, select WAN. To enable this feature for the LAN and wireless side, select LAN & WLAN. To enable the feature for both the WAN and LAN, select Both. To disable the Dynamic Routing feature for all data transmissions, keep the default setting, Disable.
Dynamic Routing is not available in Gateway mode.
- A static route is a pre-determined pathway that network information must travel to reach a specific host or network.
To set up a static route between the router and another network:
- Select a number from the Static Routing drop-down list.
- Enter the following data:
- Destination IP Address – The Destination IP Address is the address of the network or host to which you want to assign a static route.
- Subnet Mask – The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP address is the network portion, and which portion is the host portion.
- Gateway – This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the router and the network or host.
- Depending on where the Destination IP Address is located, select LAN & WLAN or WAN from the Interface drop-down menu.
- Click the Apply button to save your changes. To cancel your unsaved changes, click the Cancel button. For additional static routes, repeat steps 1-4.
To delete a static route entry:
- From the Static Routing drop-down list, select the entry number of the static route.
- Click the Delete This Entry button.
- To save a deletion, click the Apply button. To cancel a deletion, click the Cancel button.
- Click the Show Routing Table button to view all of the valid route entries in use. The following data will be displayed for each entry.
- Destination IP Address – The Destination IP Address is the address of the network or host to which the static route is assigned.
- Interface – This interface tells you whether the Destination IP Address is on the LAN & WLAN (internal wired and wireless networks), the WAN (Internet), or Loopback (a dummy network in which one PC acts like a network, necessary for certain software programs).
Click the Refresh button to refresh the data displayed. Click the Close button to return to the Routing screen.