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How to setup WDS connection?

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Router A

Router B

SSID

ASUS_A

ASUS_B

IP address

192.168.1.1

192.168.1.100

MAC address

20:CF:30:80:08:30

48:5B:39:F9:84:D0


At first, you must prepare three components: Router A, Router B and PC in the topology.
If PC is in Router B (not connect to WAN directly) transmission range, the connection between PC and Router B must use cable.

Step One: Setup Router A which is connected to WAN.
1.Remember the MAC address 20:CF:30:80:08:30 of Router A that will be used at Step Two with Router B.
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2.(1) Click on “wireless” at left of main page ->
(2) Click on “Bridge” page at top ->
(3) Select “WDS only” at AP Mode ->
(4) Select “1” (the same as Router B setting) at Channel ->
(5) Type the MAC address of Router B: 485B39F984D0 (don’t type symbol”:”-colon in this field) at Remote Bridge List ->
(6) Click on “Add” ->
(7) List field will show the MAC address of Router B ->
(8) Click on “Apply” and wait for the process complete ->
(9) Click "Reboot" at top and wait for Router settings with 30 seconds.
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Step Two: Setup Router B which is at the transmission range of Router A.
1.Modify the IP address of Router B in order to avoid IP address collision.
(1)Click on “LAN” at left of main page ->
(2)Click on “LAN IP” page at top ->
(3)Modify the IP Address to “192.168.1.100” different from Router A
(4)Click on “Apply” and wait for the process complete
(5)Type http://192.168.1.100 in website field at browser
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2.Disable DHCP of Router B
(1)Click on “LAN” at left of main page ->
(2)Click on “DHCP Server” page at top ->
(3)Select “No” at Enable the DHCP Server?
(4)Click on “Apply” and wait for the process complete
(5)Type http://192.168.1.100 in website field at browser
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3.Remember the MAC address 48:5B:39:F9:84:D0 of Router B that will be used at Step One with Router A.
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4.(1) Click on “wireless” at left of main page ->
(2) Click on “Bridge” page at top ->
(3) Select “WDS only” at AP Mode ->
(4) Select “1” (the same as Router A setting) at Channel ->
(5) Type the MAC address of Router A: 20CF30800830 (don’t type symbol”:”-colon in this field) at Remote Bridge List ->
(6) Click on “Add” ->
(7) List field will show the MAC address of Router A ->
(8) Click on “Apply” and wait for the process complete ->
(9) Click Reboot at top and wait for Router settings with 30 seconds.
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Step Three: Verify the settings are successful.
Go to the setting page of Router A (http://192.168.1.1) at browser.
If you could not link to the setting page of Router A, please check other devices or setup again.
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Notification:
If you want to set encryption in WDS connection, only one option for Encryption: “WEP Encryption”.
In addition, the routers must set the same encryption in WEP Encryption.
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