Nov 12

You will need the MAC address of the remote AP to configure your wireless bridge.

Step 1: Connect the D-Link DWL-3200AP to your PC using an Ethernet cable. Your computer will need to be in the same IP address range as the DWL-3200AP for configuration. The default IP address is 192.168.0.50.

Step 2: Open a web browser and enter in the IP address of the access point (http://192.168.0.50). The username is admin (all lower case) and the password is blank (nothing).

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Step 3: Click on the Home tab and then click on Wireless on the left side. For Mode, select WDS. You can also select WDS with AP if you would like to create a wireless bridge and keep the AP functionality. Enter the Remote AP MAC Address(IE 50:23:AB:D4:56:E1). Click Apply to save your settings.

Step 4: Repeat the instructions for the remote access point. Click Apply to save your settings.

Note: If you have encryption enabled, ensure the key matches on both access points. Also, ensure that both access points do not have the same IP address. By default, the IP address is 192.168.0.50.

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May 10

1.Basic Settings Wireless Access Point mode:

Select either 2.4GHz or 5GHz from the drop-down menu.

Select Access Point from the drop-down menu. The other three choices are WDS with AP, WDS, and Wireless Client.

Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. The SSID can be up to 32 characters and is case-sensitive.

Enable or Disable SSID visibility. Enabling this feature broadcasts the SSID across the network, thus making it visible to all network users.

Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that provides the best wireless performance. Enable is set by default. The channel selection process only occurs when the AP is booting up.

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All devices on the network must share the same channel. To change the channel, first toggle the Auto Channel Selection setting to Disable, and then use the drop-down menu to make the desired selection.

Allows you to select the channel width you would like to operate in. Select 20 MHz if you are not using any 802.11n wireless clients. Auto 20/40 MHz allows you to connect to both 802.11n and 802.11b/g or 802.11a wireless devices on your network.

Use the drop-down menu to choose Open System, Shared Key, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, or 802.11x.

Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.

Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that share the same WEP settings. If multi-SSID is enabled, this option is not available.

Select WPA-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server is required.

Select WPA-Enterprise to secure your network with the inclusion of a RADIUS server.

Select 802.11x to secure your network using 802.11x authentication.

2.WDS with AP mode

In WDS with AP mode, the D-Link DAP-2553 wirelessly connects multiple networks while still functioning as a wireless AP.

Select either 2.4GHz or 5GHz from the drop-down menu.

WDS with AP mode is selected from the drop-down menu.

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Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.

Enable or Disable SSID visibility. Enabling this feature broadcasts the SSID across the network, thus making it visible to all network users.

Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that will provide the best wireless performance. This feature is not supported in WDS with AP mode. The channel selection process only occurs when the AP is booting up.

All devices on the network must share the same channel. To change the channel, use the drop-down menu to make the desired selection. (Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan and match the wireless settings.)

Allows you to select the channel width you would like to operate in. Select 20 MHz if you are not using any 802.11n wireless clients. Auto 20/40 MHz allows you to connect to both 802.11n and 802.11b/g or 802.11a wireless devices on your network.

Enter the MAC addresses of the APs on your network that will serve as bridges to wirelessly connect multiple networks.
Click on the Scan button to search for available wireless networks, then click on the available network that you want to connect with.

Use the drop-down menu to choose Open System, Shared Key, or WPA-Personal.

Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.

Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that share the same WEP settings. If multi-SSID is enabled, this option is not available.

Select WPA-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server is required.

3.WDS mode

In WDS mode, the DAP-2553 wirelessly connects multiple networks, without functioning as a wireless AP.

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Feb 02

1.What D-Link devices support WDS?

the following D-Link access points support WDS (Wireless Distribution System):

  • DWL-900AP+
  • DWL-1000AP+
  • DWL-2100AP
  • DWL-2200AP
  • DWL-2210AP
  • DWL-2700AP
  • DWL-3200AP
  • DWL-7100AP
  • DWL-7200AP
  • DWL-7700AP
  • DWL-8200AP
  • DGL-4300
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    2.What Access Points can bridge with each other?

    The DWL-2100AP, DWL-2200AP, DWL-2700AP, DWL-3200AP, DWL-7100AP, DWL-7200AP and DWL-7700AP can bridge with itself or with each other in PTP or PTMP mode. The Access Points have to use the following:

      Access Points           Firmware

     

     

     DWL-2100AP            2.00

     

     

     DWL-2200AP             1.00

     

     

     DWL-2700AP            1.02

     

     

     DWL-3200AP             2.00

     

     

     DWL-7100AP             2.00

     

     

     DWL-7700AP             1.00

     

     

     DWL-8200AP             1.00

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