They may be configured to different service set identifiers . WDS also requires every base station to be configured to forward to others in the system.
WDS may also be considered a repeater mode because it appears to bridge and accept wireless clients at the same time (unlike traditional bridging ). However, with this method, throughput is halved for all clients connected wirelessly.
How do I log into the web-based Utility (Management Page) of TP-LINK wireless router
Open the web browser and type the LAN IP address of the router in the address bar, the default IP address of TP-LINK router is 192.168.1.1, and then press Enter .
Type the username and password in the login page, the default username and password both are admin .
How to configure WDS function on TP-LINK 11n Routers
A Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a system that enables the wireless interconnection of access points in an IEEE 802.11 network. It allows a wireless network to be expanded using multiple access points without the need for a wired backbone to link them, as is traditionally required. For more information about WDS, please refer to Wikipedia . Following is a simple solution guide about WDS.
Cont… Note: The two device should have different IP addresses, here the IP of Root AP is 192.168.1.2 while TP-LINK 11n Router has an IP of 192.168.1.1.
To setup WDS with TP-LINK 11n routers, the following steps are required:
Step 5 After Step 4, the router will turn you back to the previous page. The root AP’s SSID and some other parameters have been filled automatically. Then please configure the security settings to match the ones on the root AP
Step 8 Here until, all settings required by WDS function is completed. You can make a simple check by the Ping utility. If the ping proceeds successfully (which means the WDS performs properly), you will see the similar screen as below: