Advanced Settings is accessible from the main menu and provides you access to Advanced router features.
Networking Mode - Auto Mode is the default mode when you setup Plume. Auto Mode chooses the best network mode for your setup (Router or Bridge). Router Mode will be chosen if the Pod is connected directly to a modem and is given a public Internet IP. Bridge Mode is selected if the Pod is connected to a router and receives a private IP. In Bridge mode Plume will handle your network's WiFi, while your existing router continues to provide all router functions such as DHCP.
IMPORTANT - While you can switch the Network mode from Auto Mode to Router Only Mode, forcing Plume to operate as a router when another router already exists can cause issues on your network. Having multiple DHCP servers on the same network will cause duplicate IP assignments, leading to network instability and other issues.
Reservations & Port Forwarding
The following functions are only available while Plume is operating in Router Mode. When in Bridge Mode, the following settings must be configured on your router.
DHCP IP Reservation - fixes an IP address to a particular client device. This will enable you to run applications requiring a fixed IP to function. IP reservations are require to set up Port Forwarding rules.
Port Forwarding - allows connections from the Internet to pass through to a particular IP address in your home network. You need to create a DHCP Reservation entry before you can set up port forwarding.
DNS Configuration - allows you to set a custom DNS so you can use a public DNS that is not provided by your ISP or a DNS that has built-in parental and security controls such as OpenDNS.
UPnP - enables the devices in your Plume network to be easily discoverable by other devices and applications for data sharing and communication purposes. This feature is ON by default but users may disable it through the App.