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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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PC connected to repeater router cannot connect to DHCP server on main router

I have a home network comprising of: TP-Link Archer C2 (V1), functioning as an Access Point (Wifi and LAN internet): DHCP server is enabled IP is 192.168.0.1 TP-Link Archer C2 (V3), which is setup as ...
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WDS server without Windows Server DHCP

I've been playing around with making a WDS server but I'm unable to get PXE to boot correctly. It keeps advising that there is no DNS server running on the WDS host when I try boot from PXE. Is it ...
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How to configure WDS for TPLink router

I am trying to configure my TPLink router as a repeater. My main router which is connected to Internet is Genexis router. I know from various tutorials that this can be done by enabling WDS. But in my ...
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ISP<-(wire)->router<-(wifi)->router in WDS bridge mode<-(wire)->PC not working

I have the following setup: ISP modem <-(wire)-> router 1 <-(wifi)-> router 2 in WDS bridge mode <-(wire)-> PC and device router 1 = TP link Archer A9 (latest firmware) router 2 = ...
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wired connection to WDS-bridged router

I'm trying to make a WDS bridge between two routers. The relay router now repeats the signal from the main one through wireless, but I can't seem to make a wired connection via that relay router to ...
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Can I use WDS Bridging to make failover internet connection?

Currently I have two different ISPs in my apartment. Is it possible to connect two separate routers to them, join them with WDS bridging, and somehow make the router A use router B's WAN connection, ...
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It is possible to connect a device to a router using WDS Bridging via lan cable , and get internet through it?

First of all, sorry but im kind of a noob in networking and i dont know the offical terminology, that being said, let me explain you my issue: I have a router in a room, which delivers internet ...
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WDS, but with a wired backbone between the APs? [duplicate]

Can two wireless APs be used to connect to the same L2 network? How? I have a small home network (10-20 devices), both ethernet and 802.11ac. The current situation is: DHCP server is standalone 192....
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WDS wifi router mode, low transfer speed between bridge to wired NAS

I have a network configured with wifi DSL modem in standard 802.11n mode and a TPlink router in WDS mode, both on channel 4. I knew that it was normal for a signal drop in WDS mode, but this only ...
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How to automatically enable wifi 4addr (WDS) mode before connecting to specific SSID or network?

I have a laptop on which I have setup a bridge interface between the Ethernet and WiFi devices in order to connect non-WiFi devices to the network before they go into their final, wired, position. I ...
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Using AP Mode or WDS Bridge to broadcast IPTV

Let's same our perceptions first. My ISP came with a GPON Wireless Router to give us Internet and IPTV. Internet is set on Port 1, Port 2, and Port 3 while IPTV is set on Port 4 Let's focus on IPTV ...
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New router configured with WDS causing instability

My main/existing wifi router is an Asus RT-AC68U. I have configured 2G and 5G to use the said SSID/password -- it's been working fine. I've just added a TP-Link Archer A6 in an adjoining room and ...
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tplink wds ethernet query

Model: Archer C20 Hardware Version: V1 Firmware Version: 0.9.1.2.1 v0044.0 Build 151120 Rel.35051n I have a query I cannot seem to find a definitive answer for. I am trying to setup an old tplink C20 ...
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Trying to expand my 5ghz network coverage trough WDS bridging, but "expanded" router is only receiving half the bandwidth it should

So, my root router that receives the ISP fiber link is a Huawei EG8145V5, it receives a 300mbps link and delivers that speed just fine trough the 5ghz band. The router is placed in my house's office ...
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Unable to access to my bridge router settings page

I have two routers, A and B, I made B work as AP to extend the wireless internet coverage, by connecting A and B with LAN to LAN connection, and enabled WDS in each of them, and made them to work in ...
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TP-Link WDS Setup drops connections

I have a rather ordinary network topology where I have my main router- a tp-link C1200 connect to the WAN while I have an older tp-link Archer C20i/ AC750 configured as a WDS AP with an HP MFD ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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