The wireless relay function of the router is a common technology to extend the Wi-Fi wireless signal distance and increase the coverage area of the Wi-Fi wireless signal. It mainly relays and amplifies the Wi-Fi signal of the upper-level router.
The router of CERES not only has this function, but provides two relay modes, namely WISP mode (universal relay mode) and repeater mode. Here are the differences between these two modes.
In WISP mode, the router connects to a wireless router that can access the Internet via Wi-Fi to amplify the wireless signal of the wireless router. The router in WISP mode can manage its own network, as well as issues IP addresses with the function of DHCP server, has a firewall to manage terminal Internet access, and has a NAT address translation protocol to avoid totals from outside the network. The schematic diagram is shown below:
In Repeater mode, the router also wirelessly connects to a wireless router that can access the Internet via Wi-Fi to amplify the wireless signal of the wireless router. Different from WISP mode, in Repeater mode, the router is not responsible for network management, but only extends the signal coverage of the wireless router. The schematic diagram is shown below:
Configuration diagram of CERES router wireless relay function