[Answer ID: 13905]

How can I expand the wireless area by using WDS feature? (Professional Firmware)

Created 01/12/2012 16:16  |   Updated 01/12/2012 19:42

Configure "Master AP (WDS AP)".


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  1. Log in to the Web based UI for WDS configuration on the wireless AP which you are going to set for Master AP.
    Navigate to [Wireless] - [Basic Settings], and select [WDS AP] on Wireless Mode, then, click [Save].

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    Note SSID of Master AP to configure it on Slave AP at this time.

  2. Set your prefered wireless encryption.
    Navigate to [Wireless] - [Wireless Security].
    Select your prefered security mode on Security Mode, and WPA/WPA2 Algorithms.
    Put your Shared Key.

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Click [Apply Settings] after all configuration has been done.

Configure "Slave AP (WDS Station)".


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  1. Log in to the Web based UI for WDS station configuration on the wireless AP which is going to set for Slave AP.
    Navigate to [Wireless] - [Basic Settings], and select [WDS STATION] on Wireless Mode.

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  2. Put the same SSID with WDS AP on Wireless Network Name (SSID), then click [Save].

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  3. Set the same wireless encryption with WDS AP on Security Mode.
    Navigate to [Wireless] - [Wireless Security].

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  4. Disable DHCP Server function on the WDS Station.
    Navigate to [Setup] - [Basic Setup]. DHCP Server function can be set under Network Address Server Settings (DHCP).
    Click [Save].

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  5. * Important
    Write down the WDS AP's (Master AP) IP as the gateway and Local DNS on the WDS Station.

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    Then, click [Save].

Click [Apply Settings] after all configuration has been done.



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