The DIR-885L/DIR-895L has a selector switch on the back to specify which mode to operate in.
The two different modes are:
- Router Mode- The router will act as a router by connecting to your Internet Provider modem and providing a wireless signal for devices to connect. This is the most commonly used mode.
- Extender Mode - The router will act as a wireless media bridge for your Ethernet enabled devices (such as a game console or TV set-top box)