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Change WAN to LAN

You can configure the WAN port of the router so that it can be used as a LAN port. That's useful when you are using the router in repeater mode which the WAN port is not required. As a result, you can have one more LAN port.

Especially for GL-AR300M-Lite, it only has one Ethernet port which works as WAN by default. Therefore, you must connect to it via Wi-Fi. However, once you have connected to it, you can change its WAN port to LAN so that you can connect to it via an Ethernet cable.

  1. Leave the WAN port of the router unconnected.
  2. Connect your device to the router and access the web Admin Panel.
  3. Go to Internet, it display the WAN port is Using as WAN in Cable section, click change to change it as LAN.

    internet page

  4. Click Yes to confirm.

    caution change wan as lan

  5. Then it display Using as LAN.

    using as lan

You can simply revert the setting by repeating the above procedures.