How to deploy WDS


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  1. I am having the following network diagram

  1. We have 2 locations here

  2. The first location is A and the second location is B

  3. Location A will be the one that is providing internet connection and it has AC MINI A

  4. AC MINI A at location A will be getting dhcp ip address from its upstream router

  5. Its local mac address will be 00:1A:DD:D9:5C:DF

  6. Location B has AC MINI B

  7. AC MINI B is having local mac address 00:1A:DD:DA:EB:FF

  8. AC MINI B will connect to AC MINI A via WDS technology

  9. The 2 locations can be linked up without using the traditional wired backbone

  10. When the WDS is up, PC at location B will be able to use the internet connection from location A

  11. Both location A and location B will be inside the same LAN network 192.168.1.0/24

  12. WDS configuration at AC MINI A

  • Go to ‘AP’ > ‘Settings’

  • Fix the channel width to ‘20/40 MHz’

  • Fix the channel to ‘161’

  • Fix the beacon rate to ‘6Mbps’

  • Go to ‘AP’ > ‘WDS’ and click on ‘Add’

  • At MAC address field, put in the MAC address of AC MINI B

  • Save and apply all the changes
  1. WDS configuration at AC MINI B
  • Go to ‘AP’ > ‘Settings’

  • Fix the channel width to ‘20/40 MHz’

  • Fix the channel to ‘161’

  • Fix the beacon rate to ‘6Mbps’

  • Go to ‘AP’ > ‘WDS’ and click on ‘Add’

  • At MAC address field, put in the MAC address of AC MINI A

  • Go to ‘AP’ > ‘Wireless SSID’ and create a wireless SSID

  • This SSID will be broadcast-ed at location B

  • PC at location B will be able to connect to this wifi ssid and go to the internet

  • Save and apply all the changes