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INTERNET

There are total 2 types of connection method that you can use to access the Internet: Cable and Repeater.

For Mesh Network, you could ONLY use Cable to connect the internet.

connection method

We recommend that you set up the internet by our Mobile App (https://www.gl-inet.com/app/) .

You could also setup it through the Admin Panel, the instruction is as below.


Click INTERNET to create an Internet connection.

internet

1) Cable

Connect the router to the modem or main router via Ethernet cable to access the Internet.

Before plugging the Ethernet cable into the WAN port of the router, you can click Use as LAN to set the WAN port as a LAN port. That is useful when you are using the router as a repeater. As a result, you can have one more LAN port.

cable

Plug the Ethernet cable into the WAN port of the router. The information of your connection will be shown on the Cable section. DHCP is the default protocol. You can click Modify to change the protocol.

cable

DHCP

DHCP is the default and most common protocol. It doesn't require any manual configuration.

dhcp

Static

Static is required if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has provided a fixed IP address for you or you want to configure the network information such as IP address, Gateway, Netmask manually.

The current settings will be automatically filled once you choose Static. Change it according to your needs and then click Apply.

static

PPPoE

PPPoE is required by many Internet Service Providers (ISP). Generally, your ISP will give you a modem and provide you a username & password that you needed when you are creating the Internet connection.

Under PPPoE protocol, enter your username and password, then click Apply.

PPPoE


2) Repeater

Using Repeater means connecting the router to another existing wireless network, e.g. when you are using free Wi-Fi in a hotel or cafe.

It works in WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) mode by default, which means that the router will create its own subnet and act as a firewall to protect you from the public network.

In Repeater section, click Scan to search for the available wireless networks nearby.

scan wifi

Choose a SSID from the drop-down list and enter its password. You can also enable the Remember button to save the current chose wireless network. Finally, click Join.

wifi connect