I bought 3 WAP321s with the intention of creating a fairly wide network in a large building where I can't easily add wiring. Access was to be via a captive portal where I would create logins for all of the users. However since I have bought the devices I discover that it isn't possible to use both WDS and clusters at the same time. I have connected 2 devices by WDS by duplicating settings by hand in both but I have some questions that maybe some folks can answer?
1. Do I have to copy both the captive portal design and the username and logins to each of the 3 devices for this to work? (I think that I do now)
2. In the manual under the WDS discussion there is talk of both point to point and point to multipoint setups. It seems to imply that with point to multipoint then there is a single WAP handling the client associations. In that case does only one WAP handle the logins by captive portal? I am trying to avoid having to duplicate the logins on all devices.
3. How do you decide in WDS if you are point to point or point to multipoint? Is it just the number of connections that you have on the WDS setup page?
An alternative if I am desperate is to use RADIUS but I am trying to avoid that
Just for reference I have already read the manual for the WAP321 several times as well as watching the video on WDS setup
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