Trend Micro Home Network Security has four modes to support different router brands and models. Choosing the correct network mode for your router is recommended to avoid any compatibility or network issues.
Mode 1 uses Address Resolution Protocol to route network traffic from all connected devices and the gateway through the Trend Micro Home Network Security Station. Mode 1 works with most routers.
Mode 2 also uses Address Resolution Protocol to route traffic from connected devices to the Trend Micro Home Network Security Station. In this mode, Home Network Security uses Network Address Translation to assign IP addresses to client devices. Mode 2 does not support Port Forwarding.
Mode 3 offers the same protocol as with Mode 2, but it may improve video streaming and online games. Mode 3 also provides Port Forwarding and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support.
DHCP Mode, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, allows Trend Micro Home Network Security to host its own DHCP server to manage device IP addresses. This mode is compatible with most routers but requires changing the configuration of the router. DHCP Mode cannot be used with routers that do not allow the DHCP server to be disabled.