Setting the CISCO wireless modem to Bridge/Router mode

Router mode

By default, the modem is set to Router mode. This means that the public IP (IP address assigned by ISP) is taken by the modem. You will usually need to set your modem to Router mode when your devices will be connecting to the Modem and no Routers will be involved.

  • Open your web browser
  • In your address bar type 192.168.0.1

To set up the modem to router mode;

  • Go to Administration
  • Click on Management
  • In the Working Mode section select Router Mode
  • Click Save Settings
Setting working mode to 'Router mode'

Bridged mode

This means that the modem is going to act as a bridge, i.e. the public IP (IP address assigned by ISP) is going to be taken by the customer equipment such as the router instead of the modem.

To set up the modem to bridged mode;

  • Go to Administration
  • Click on Management
  • In the Working Mode section select Bridged Only
  • Click Save Settings
Setting working mode to 'Bridged only'