How to Configure WDS Bridging on TP-Link Dual Band Routers (green UI)
A Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a system that enables the wireless interconnection of access points in a wireless network. It allows a router’s wireless network to be expanded using multiple access points without the need for a wire to connect them, as is traditionally required.
1. LAN IP of extended router should be different but in the same subnet of the root router;
2. The DHCP Server on extended router should be disabled;
3. WDS bridging only requires the WDS setting on either the root router or the extended router, on either 2.4GHz or 5GHz; No need to setup this up on both sides or bands.
Please follow this guide to setup the WDS bridging:
Open the web browser and type in http://tplinkwifi.net or the IP of the router (Default it is 192.168.0.1 / 192.168.1.1) to login the Web Management Page of the extended router. The username and password are both "admin". If you are not sure about how to do this, please click here.
Log into the web page with new IP Address. Go to Wireless 2.4GHz -> Wireless Settings. Check Enable WDS Bridging. Then the page will show like below.
Note: Here we use 2.4GHz wireless network as an example, if you want to WDS bridging the 5GHz wireless network, please go to Wireless 5GHz accordingly.
Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.
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