A wireless distribution system (WDS) is a system enabling 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 traditional requirement for a wired backbone to link them.

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WDS Bridging with a tp-link TL-WR740N

Ive been trying to use my TP-Link TL-WR740N as a WDS Bridge (range extender), Ive followed guides. Ive enabled WDS scanned for the network, Put in all the network information, changed ip to 192.168.0....
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Wireless Mesh or just renaming accesspoint

I'm a newbie for these kind of things so forgive me if I say something wrong :) suppose we have 3 access-points and they all have physical cable back to server, I want to have 1 expanded network (SSID=...
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Blue Screen during MDT deployment after custom image recapture

I currently have a WDS/MDT 2013 Update 2 setup for deploying machines for my organization. My process is to create a base image with our standard software load and all of the latest Windows updates, ...
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Vigor2700, tenda n30 wds

Ii would like to extends my WiFi signal from Vigor2700 using Tenda N30, but it's not working. I have never did something like this before, but i think that problem is not in tenda as it looks like ...
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How to connect wired clients of TWO routers that are connected through WDS

So I have two routers running: Router 1: ADSL Modem router (some Huawei model provided by my phone company) to which my phone line is connected. Machine A is connected to this router through wire. ...
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Asus RT-N16 + LinkSys E1000v1 network bridge (AP+WDS) for Guest Network

I am trying to extend my Guest Network on my wifi router Asus RT-N16 by adding LinkSys E1000v1 in the far area of the house. However, I cannot make LinkSys work and I am not sure how to trobleshoot it....
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How does WDS detect if a client is UEFI or Legacy?

I've been using WDS for a while, and now we want to move to iPXE and chain into WDS, but due to some DHCP issues (we are not the owners and cannot configure it) I'm unable to configure the DHCP ...
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UEFI & legacy PXE chain to WDS

I'm making a PXE server (CentOS 7) that will be able to boot legacy and UEFI clients, so far this works fine, but i also want to be able to boot into WDS via the linux PXE, I was somehow able to make ...
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WDS Bridging on TP-LINK doesn't work

I have 2 routers. One is setup as a dhcp, and the other TP-Link I want to configure as a wirless range extender. I followed the tp-link faq here and here. I have done these exact steps. Still my ...
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Connect TL-WR740N via wireless to TL-WR340G/TL-WR340GD

I have a TL-WR340G/TL-WR340GD, which is already setup (DHCP, if it matters) to provide Internet over WiFi. I have a spare TL-WR740N which I would like to connect over WiFi to the WR340G. While I ...
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Why can't my phone acces my router on WDS mode?

I have a TP-Link AC1200 router which is on WDS mode with another modem (Sitecom) because I can't run a cable from my modem to my router upstairs. Everything is fine and working good except my phone. ...
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Deploy Windows To Go on external drive using Network boot, WDS or SCCM and WinPE

We are doing a project for a IT school, each student have an external drive (WD My Passport enterprise) and we are trying to deploy Windows To Go on these drives. Each student should be able to flash ...
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Really slow connection between wireless routers - wireless interference or something else?

I've got a bit of an issue with my home network. Three TP-Link WR1043ND V2 are used in the setup and the idea is to get a wireless signal to all three floors of the building. All three routers are ...
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Installing a GUI on Open-WRT

I have a Siemens SX763 router on which I installed Open-WRT. It did not come with a GUI (or so I think) so I googled around and only options I found were to install a GUI over the Internet. However I'...
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Port forwarding to second router's FTP server (linked via WDS)

Problem I am having trouble accessing my FTP server over the internet. Set up This FTP server is a wds-bridged router - Netgear DG834GUv5 - 10.1.1.2 with no DHCP. Primary Modem/Router is TP-Link ...
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Windows 7 not staying in audit mode after reset

I am creating a custom image for WDS distribution and I'm having some difficulty, I can boot the reference machine into audit mode during the oobe phase with Ctrl+Shift+F3, but when I reset it (for ...
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DISM: The system cannot find the file specified

Trying to mount a wim image to add drivers. I keep getting the following error: PS C:\Users\Administrator> DISM /MOUNT-WIM /WIMFILE:C:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\Images\boot-(4).wim /INDEX:1 /...
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Creating an ISO from a Hyper-V Machine

I'm new to this image deployment. I used MDT to deploy I guess what you call a liteimage to a Hyper-V Machine. From there I installed several applications, tools and profile settings. Do I sysprep ...
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How to find which WDS access point I'm connected to?

I'm reposting this question I asked on the Network Engineering SE, bacause I have been redirected to Super User. I have successfully set up two Linksys routers running DD-WRTv24 to do WDS. They have ...
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WDS Internet works on a notebook but doesn't work on a Tablet

I set WDS on TP-LINK Router When I connect to the router from my notebook I can use Internet but when I do it from my tablet Internet doesn't work but Wi-Fi connection is stable. Main Router: ZyXEL ...
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Converting WinPE/ISO to WIM for WDS

Is there a way to convert boot images to WIM so that they work in Windows Deployment Services? I have a file that was created PartAssist_WinPE.iso but contains no .wim file. Does WDS only support ....
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Possible network drivers for Windows PE PXE boot via WDS on Virtual Box

I need to run a WDS server on a VM using Virtual Box for my school, problem is Virtual Box is mandatory and it seems to face a lot of problems with PXE and especially Micrsoft technologies, I first ...
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System Center Configuration manager 2012, Warning during PXE boot

Hey I have a SCCM2012 setup on a virtual Hyper V server and use it to create Win 7 Enterprise installations for PXE installs. I'm just learning about SCCM2012, and I think its a little hard finding ...
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Unable to WDS two devices AP and Router

In an attempt to enable WDS (Wireless Distributed Service) on my Main Router I have failed to connect to my AP. Enabled WDS inadvertently disabled the DHCP server on Main Router (even though the ...
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2x RT-AC66R - Confusion on both Bridge setup and AC mode

I just picked up two Asus RT-AC66R wireless routers, but I am a bit confused on the proper way to actually get them configured. I might have some things mixed because I am at work and trying to write ...
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Extend network via powerline adapters or a second router

My situation is as follows: A modem in the hallway closet with an internet connection via a coax cable. A living room with an iMac and a Philips PFL9604 TV connected to the wireless network. The ...
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Resealing windows XP stops PXE working

I'm trying to capture a drive image of a windows xp pro machine. I've gone through the steps and resealed the machine. When i try and network boot the PXE instantly gives the message "PXE-MOF" and ...
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How do I create a bootable .wim from Win 7 system image?

I was given an assigment to create a clean install of Windows 7, take a system image of it and make it a bootable image, so it can be booted from our local server. I've readed a few tutorials, but ...
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Wireless to Ethernet via WDS function

I have a TP-Link TL-WR740N router, and a (older) Dynalink RTA1025W router. Both advertise support for WDS, or Wireless Distribution System. So I set up the TP-Link with the internet, security, etc. ...
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Using a MiFi via WDS

I have a Huawei R201 MiFi connected to the internet, and I'd like to use its internet connection even from devices that don't have WiFi, so I grabbed a wireless router I had lying around and ...
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How to control the PXE boot behaviour from a Windows Deployment Server?

I have recently seen an IT setup where the Windows Clients start in PXE mode, get an IP via DHCP and then boot from the first HDD. Now the admins have the possibility to say remotely next time the ...
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Imaging HP Laptops using WDS server

I am using a 2008 r2 server to run as my Windows Deployment service. I have imaged successfully desktops. I am now trying to deploy an Image to hp Laptops and am finding that after the imaging has ...
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WDS (Wireless Distribution System) not work

I've a dlink di-524 as main router (192.168.0.1) connected to Internet and a second router (192.168.0.2), a tplink wr841n, with WDS enabled and correctly configured to "join" with dlink. After I ...
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Mac OS X Lion - way to associate to only one BSSID and disable hopping? (WDS network)

Question: Is there any way on the Mac OS X Lion to force client connection to a specified BSSID? Problem details: I have been connection to WDS-based network and I can see three of the network's ...
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Is the roaming between WDS truly seamless

I have setup a home network with 2 APs Internet --[Wired]-- AP1(as router) --[Wired]-- AP2(as bridge) Both AP1 and AP2 have the same SSID and encryption method, so clients can automatically switch ...
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What are the differences between a repeater bridge and WDS?

I've read about both repeater bridge mode and WDS in the DD-WRT documentation. It sounds like they solve the same problem, but it's not clear from the DD-WRT documentation where they differ, if at ...
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How do I perform Windows image deployment from a configured laptop?

I have been using Acronis for years, however my new job wants me to use imageX, WindowsPE, WDS, etc. I have done alot of reading about this but it is just plain confusing. What I have is an HP ...
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Phantom hard drive after deploying latest Windows 7 image from WDS

Receiving a new batch of PCs prompted us to recapture our WDS image for our on-site Windows 7 machines. Rolled into the new image (i.e. the only changes that have been made since the previous version ...
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I want to buy two TL-WR1043ND wireless router - can they do WDS mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure a Router (TL-WR1043ND) to work in WDS mode? I'm just asking because I don't want to end up having 2 routers, and no WDS network. I need two because I want ...
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How to configure a router (TL-WR1043ND) to work in WDS mode?

I have a WRT160NL router (192.168.1.0/24 - OpenWrt 10.04) as AP. It's: WAN port: connected to the ISP WLAN: working as an AP, using 64 bit WEP/SSID: "MYWORKINGSSID", channel 5, using password: "...
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Admin for wrt54g v3.1 simply disappeared post-tomato WDS! How can I get back into Admin screen?

I am at a complete loss. I picked up a WRT54G 3.1, installed Tomato 1.28, and went through the instructions here to setup WDS: http://www.polarcloud.com/tomatofaq#how_do_i_use_wds As soon as I hit ...
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Can I create a WDS network over ethernet with multiple Airport Extremes?

I have an Airport Extreme and have ethernet wired through most of my house. I'd like to add another Airport Extreme/Express to parts of the house where the signal is weak. I don't want the network ...
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Sharing internet connection with WDS

Is it possible to share an internet connection through WDS? I'm on the very edge of a wireless network, the spot that I'm in maintains a stable 22% according to XP with the help of a parabolic ...