I have two routers. One is a new linksys WRT160NL. The second is an older asus with a wireless print server built in.
The Linksys is connected to my cable modem.
I want to connect an ethernet cable from LAN port to LAN port on the two routers. Then, I'd like to wirelessly print using the internet print server on the Asus, by sending prints to the IP address assigned by the Linksys. I do _not_ want the Asus to be able to go out onto the internet (no WAN), I just want it to be a LAN connection.
I know how to set things up on the Linksys side. I'm confused as to what settings to use on the Asus. Below are my choices, and when I used it as my primary router it was set as a Home Gateway.
Home Gateway: In this mode, we suppose you use WL500gP to connect to Internet through ADSL or Cable Modem. And, there are many people in your environment share the same IP to ISP.
Explaining with technical terms, gateway mode is , NAT is enabed, WAN connection is allowed by using PPPoE, or DHCP client, or static IP. In addition, some features which are useful for home user, such as UPnP and DDNS, are supported.
Router: In Router mode, we suppose you use WL500gP to connect to LAN in your company. So, you can set up routing protocol to meet your requirement in office.
Explaining with technical terms, router mode is, NAT is disabled, static routing protocol are allowed to set. Access Point: In Access Point mode, 4 LAN ports and wireless devices are set to locate in the same local area network. Those WAN related functions are not supported here.
Explaining with technical terms, access point mode is, NAT is disabled, wireless LAN and four LAN ports of WL500gP are bridged together.