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Questions tagged [wds]

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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Device connecting to root router cannot access other devices connected via WDS bridge router

We have a WDS bridge setup for our network, the root router (#1) is a TP-Link TD-W9980 (Dual-band N with built-in VDSL2 modem) and the extending router (#2) is a TP-Link Archer C7 (WDS is enabled for ...
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How to generate a computer name with sequential numbers in Windows System Image Manager?

I've been looking all over the web: does ANYBODY know how to generate a computer name like this one in Windows System Image Manager?!: PC-DEPT-XX where XX is a sequential 2 digit number. I tried the ...
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Struggling with WDS and UEFI/BIOS Bootissue

Scenario: We have following setup. Windows 2008 R2 - Active Directory Server with DHCP/DNS Roles (SRV01) Windows 2016 x64 STD GUI - WSUS (SRV02) for deployment of windows updates to clients Windows ...
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Adding WDS client to wireless network causes routers to stop responding

OpenWRT 18.06.0 I am trying to create a WDS bridged network using two Linksys 1900ACS routers. I have followed the instructions found at the bottom of https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/...
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dd-wrt blocks wireless peers from connecting each other when internet is down

I have two routers with WDS enabled: Linksys WRT1900ACS v1 (WDS AP) Linksys WRT1900ACS v2 (WDS Station) running dd-wrt v3.0-r36410 std (07/28/18). I configured two wireless peers to ping each other ...
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reactivate the “application” pan

I use MDT to create images and task sequences, and I deploy them using WDS. Version : MDT 2013 adk : 10.1.16299.15 I used the customsettings.ini to remove a bunch of screens, only keeping the task ...
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Can we change the DHCP client-id from /etc/network/interfaces?

I would like to know if there is a way to hardcode a DHCP client id inside /etc/network/interfaces. Preferably in a way that would supersede the client's mac address as a determiner for obtaining a ...
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Connecting two routers wirelessly

So I'm trying to connect two routers wirelessly. My main router (Archer D7) connects directly to the Internet, whereas my secondary router (MR-3420) needs to connect to main router through WDS. I've ...
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How to enable 4-addr WDS on a Windows hosted network (hotspot)?

How can I enable WDS (Wireless Distribution System) on a Windows hosted network (hotspot) so that I can extend the Wifi range with an extender that supports 4-addr headers ? I used the hostednetwork ...
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Mobile phones unable to connect to new bridge

I'm a relative noob at networking and I'm running into some trouble trying to use a TP-Link Archer C9 (AC1900) to share out the internet connection from my AT&T Nighthawk LTE wireless router. The ...
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Wi-Fi Bridging with Separate Network

I am currently living in a shared house with shared wifi but want a private network for my devices and my new Google Home. I have a TP-Link Archer C50 router. This device currently provides me with a ...
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Extending existing Wi-Fi network without changing it

I have WRT54GL router with Tomato by Shibby firmware. Can I extend existing Wi-Fi network without changing the configuration of the main router? I read about AP + WDS mode but it seems in every ...
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Wireless Distribution assistance

Preface: I have a holiday home that has wireless internet access provided by the site. There is no hardwired connection available. To access the internet the provider usually requires that you ...
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Can`t configure Tp-link Archer C60 wi-fi router as DWS

I am trying to configure my Archer C60 router as WDS. My internet modem ip is 192.168.25.1, so i changed the router ip to 192.168.25.2. I disabled DHCP and enabled DWS with my modem wi-fi SSID and ...
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WDS Service cannot start

I got WDS running on a Windows Server 2012 and for a moment i couldnt deploy image from the server to my new windows client. I tried restarting the Windows Deployments Service Server but the service ...
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Unable to TFTP clonezilla files from WDS' TFTP server during PXE boot

I installed Windows Deployment Server and I've modified my PXE boot menu so that I can boot different kernels (which works). Now I'm trying to set up CloneZilla to also PXE boot but I can't get the ...
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Configuring WDS for repeating signal

I'm trying to setup WDS between 2 routers, a ZTE F668 (main) and a TP-Link TD-W8961ND (repeater). Both have the same SSID, security settings (WPA2-PSK AES), channels But the TP-Link's WDS has an ...
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Linking two TP-Link routers via WDS not working correctly

I'm trying to link 2 TP-Link routers via WDS, but its not working. When I connect to the secondary router's wifi signal, I do not get any internet. Can someone spot something that I'm missing? Here ...
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Options for wifi 250 meters from house with no power at destination?

I have a tree farm in a cell coverage dead spot. I do have internet. I would like to spread wifi out to cover the show areas of the farm. There is no power at the show area. The distance is about ...
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WDS connection can't recover automaticallly after rebooting router

A TP-Link TL-WR841N router has been connected with another TP-Link TL-WR845N router in WDS mode. TL-WR845N is root router here, that means it's connected to the ISP. And secondary router TL-WR841N is ...
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WDS with TP-Link TL-WR941N as AP

I am trying to use my router as an extension to my existing wlan. The connection seems to work fine, because I can ping the internet router from the tp-link. Also the status page of the tp-link shows ...
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WDS — Difference between Active WDS & Passive WDS

I have a TP-Link Archer C2600 dual-band router set up in the first floor of my house that provides poor signal strength at the opposite 2nd story corner of my house. In order to extend my wireless ...
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WDS bridge host keeps changing channel

I am WDS bridging a free public wifi using TP-LINK so I can reach from a secluded area in my place, otherwise the signal is just too weak to reach there. I have set it up and connected. However, it ...
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WDS Bridging with a TP-Link TL-WR740N

I've been trying to use my TP-Link TL-WR740N as a WDS Bridge (range extender); I've followed guides. I've enabled WDS, scanned for the network, put in all the network information, changed IP address ...
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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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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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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 two routers: one is set up as DHCP, and the other TP-Link I want to configure as a wireless range extender. I followed the TP-Link FAQs here and here. I have completed these exact steps. 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

I have a modem in the hallway closet with an Internet connection via a coax cable. In the living room there is an iMac and a Philips PFL9604 TV connected to the wireless network. The wireless network ...
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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. ...