Wireless Distribution System (WDS) Setup on WRVS4400N Wireless-N Gigabit Security Routers

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Objective

The Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a system which facilitates interconnection of wireless access points in an IEEE 802.11 network. Thus it allows expansion of a wireless network over multiple access points. This document explains how to configure the WDS settings on the WRVS4400N Wireless-N Gigabit Security Router.

Applicable Devices

• WRVS4400N

Software Version

• v2.0.1.3

WDS Setup

Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Wireless > WDS. The WDS page opens.

 

Step 2. Check the Allow Wireless signal to be repeated by a repeater check box to enable the wireless signal to be repeated.

 

Step 3. Click Auto or Manual to setup the access point for WDS.

• Auto — The signal gets automatically repeated by a suitable access point.

• Manual — Allows you to manually enter the MAC addresses of the repeaters or choose from a list of repeaters.

Timesaver: If you chose Auto in Step 3 skip to Step 5.

 

Step 4. Either enter the MAC addresses of the access points directly into the MAC address fields or, if the other access points are on-line you can click the Site Survey button and choose from a list of available access points.

Note: There are three kinds of access points that can be used in the configuration:

• Main base station  — Is connected to the Ethernet.

• Relay base station — Relays data between the remote base stations and the main base station, or within other relay base stations.

• Remote base station  — Connects the wireless clients with the main or relay base stations to make a connection with the access point.

Step 5. Click Save to apply the configuration settings.

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