The advanced mode gives you greater control over your settings. Here you can configure options for your firewall settings, NAT settings [such as port triggers, virtual servers, and even a DMZ], IP configuration including DHCP setup, and even view logs of different aspects of the WL-330gE.
Under the wireless interface page you have some pretty advanced features for wireless connectivity including SSID hidden mode, 54g protection, and even a list of preferred networks.
IP Config gives you the options to set your time zone and NTP [network time protocol] server information as well as DDNS [Dynamic Domain Name Service] , routing and WAN and LAN IP information.
Under NAT [Network Address Translation] you can setup Virtual Servers; this allows you to route traffic from outside the firewall in to a specific server name or IP address. You can lock this down by Port and traffic type. You also have options for port triggers; this will listen for specific packet types on specific ports and open them dynamically as that type of data arrives.
Firewall settings allow you to enable or disable the firewall as well as setup packet logging and WAN/LAN filtering and even URL filtering. In all not bad for a device that can literally fit into your pocket.
The System Setup section has pretty much the same things you would find in a standard sized router with the notable exception of an operation mode section. This allows you to select the mode you want to use. You can choose from Home Gateway or Access Point mode. The modes are explained in the configuration page.
The Status and Logs section is exactly what it says you have your options for viewing the status or anyone of the log pages, pretty straight forward there.
As you can see Asus packed quite a bit into this tiny little device, it has many of the same features of a full sized wireless router/access point yet is small enough to carry anywhere you need it.
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