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# 38037 23-Jul-2009 16:48
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We've recently moved into a large house and getting good wireless throughout has proven difficult. We've purchased extended range antennas, but that still hasn't quite done the job.
 
I currently run a Draytek Vigor2820VN. It's reliable and solid. I'm looking at purchasing a second one. Although it's an expensive way to go, I want to continue to have 802.11N throughout, and sticking with the same manufacturer should minimise some of the WDS issues that can occur.
 
My question relates firstly to the difference between Bridge Mode and Repeater Mode in WDS. As I understand it, Bridge Mode would be used to link two distinct lans together, while repeater mode simply rebroadcasts the signal of the first router. So in this case, repeater mode is all I would need to use, is that correct?
 
Assuming this is correct, then is it simply a case of giving the repeating unit the MAC address of the first unit's wireless access point?
 
Thanks for any help, as the one thing that could be improved about this router is its documentation.




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  # 238630 24-Jul-2009 14:38
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My question relates firstly to the difference between Bridge Mode and Repeater Mode in WDS. As I understand it, Bridge Mode would be used to link two distinct lans together, while repeater mode simply rebroadcasts the signal of the first router. So in this case, repeater mode is all I would need to use, is that correct?


Spot on
 
This page explains it all very well. http://www.draytek.com/user/SupportAppnotesDetail.php?ID=118

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