How to check if WDS function is used on TP-Link routers?

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Updated 11-04-2021 10:11:51 AM 32538

Note: If your router is working in the default router mode or access point mode, please ignore this article.

Beside, if your router does't support WDS, please also ignore this article.

Get to know whether your product support WDS or not please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

On October 16th, 2017, a security researcher has reported some serious vulnerabilities in the WPA-2 security protocol. An attacker within the range of Wi-Fi network can exploit weaknesses of the protocol using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs).

As for TP-Link wireless routers, they won’t be affected by the vulnerabilities when working in the default router mode or the access point mode. However, they can be affected when working in the WDS bridging mode, which is disabled by default and rarely used in most cases.

As for this case, it’s highly recommended to use the routers in default router mode or access point mode until a beta release is available for the vulnerabilities.

How to check if WDS function is used on TP-Link routers?

Step 1

Please refer to the instruction below to log in the web interface at first.

How do I log into the web-based Utility (Management Page) of TP-Link wireless router?

Step 2

For Wi-Fi Routers, How to:

Case 1: Go to Wireless -> Wireless Settings, uncheck Enable WDS (Enable WDS Bridging), then click Save.  

Case 2: Go to Advanced -> System Tools -> System Parameters, uncheck Enable WDS Bridging under 2.4GHz WDS and 5GHz WDS, then click Save.

For DSL Modem Routers, How to:

Case 1: Go to Wireless -> Basic Settings, uncheck Enable WDS (Enable WDS Bridging), then click Save.

Case 2: Go to Interface Setup -> Wireless -> WDS Settings, check the WDS Mode is Off, then click SAVE.

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