It is suitable for: N150RA, N300R Plus, N300RA, N300RB, N300RG, N301RA, N302R Plus, N303RB, N303RBU, N303RT Plus, N500RD, N500RDG, N505RDU, N600RD, A1004, A2004NS, A5004NS, A6004NS
Application introduction:WDS (Wireless Distribution System) provides bridge traffic between two LANs though the air and extends the coverage range of a WLAN.
Ø Both routers must have the same channel set.
Ø Both routers must be set to the same band 2.4G or 5G.This article takes 2.4G as an example.
The first router
STEP-1: Connect your computer to the router
1-1. Connect your computer to the router by cable or wireless, then login the router by entering http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar of your browser.
Note: The default IP address of TOTOLINK router is 192.168.1.1, the default Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. If you can't log in, Please restore factory settings.
1-2. Please click Setup Tool icon to enter the router’s setting interface.
1-3. Please login to the Web Setup interface (the default user name and password is admin).
Click Advanced Setup->Wireless->Wireless Setup on the navigation bar on the left.
Enter the information show below and then click Apply button for saving modification.
--SSID: Network name (avoid setting the same name with each other)
--Channel: Select by your environment (e.g. 11)
--Encryption key: Type in eight to sixty-three letters(a~z) or numbers (0~9)
Click Advanced setup->Wireless->WDS Setup, then click [AP Scan] to choose SSID of Secondary Router.
The second router
Connect your computer to the second router, the first step is the same as the first router.
Click Advanced setup->Wireless->WDS Setup on the left.
Click [AP Scan] and find the SSID of the first router, and then click Add button.The AP’s information will be displayed next as the picture show.
Enter Wireless Setup interface. Enter the SSID different from the first router, and the same channel、encryption type and password with the first router.
Click Advanced Setup->Network->LAN/DHCP Server on the navigation bar on the left.
Skip to STEP-6 if the router is in the same LAN with Primary Router but different IP Address.
6-1. Change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.X(X must be different from the first one), and then click Apply& Restart button.
6-2. Login the router’s setting interface again.
Stop DHCP Service in the LAN/DHCP setup interface by selecting stop as the image show.