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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Client + Wireless Repeater + WDS in a single device possible?

Is it possible that the router receives internet signal from wi-fi as a client, make that signal available to other devices as AP / wireless repeater and also connect to another device with WDS using ...
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I don't see the option to save the partition table

The issue is this: Undo the CLEAN command on the portable hdd : DISKPART Unfortunately, at step number 10, I don't see the option to save the partition table. But there are options for: Deeper ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...