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  • 1. 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”.
    2. Go to Network -> LAN and change the LAN IP to a different IP address but still in the same subnet as the root router. Save the setting and reboot the extended router.
    3. 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.
    4. Click Survey. On the pop-up window, find the SSID of your root router and click Connect.
    5. The root router’s SSID and BSSID have been filled automatically. Then please configure the security settings (Key type and Password) to match the ones on the root router.
    6. Click Save button, then a window will pop out to inform you to change the channel. Click OK, it will change automatically. Please do NOT reboot the router.
    7. Go to DHCP-> DHCP Settings page. Select Disable DHCP Server, and click Save button and reboot the router.
    8. All settings required by WDS function is completed. You can make a simple check by the Ping utility. If the ping proceeds successfully (which means the WDS performs properly)

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  • To setup client bridge with TP-Link routers you need to follow few steps:-
    :- Log into Router dashboard page
    :- Go to wireless.
    :- Go to wireless settings.
    :- Check Enable wds bridging.
    :- The ssid on the top of the page is the local wireless network name of your router,you can give a name of your choice.
    :- Click search/survey.
    :- When pop-up window prompted.
    :- Look for your ssid and hit connect.
    :- The root AP’s SSID and BSSID (MAC Address) will be filled in automatically. Then please input the wireless security settings and wireless channel to match the ones on the root AP. Click on Save.
    :- Go to Wireless Security page to secure the local wireless network of the router itself. The Encryption settings here can be different with your root router.
    :- Click DHCP-> DHCP Settings page. Choose Disable DHCP Server, and click Save button.
    :- Go to Network->LAN->Modify the LAN IP Address of the router-Save.
    :- Please go to System Tools-> Reboot page to reboot the unit.
    :- Check whether you can get internet when connect to your router’s network. If not, it is suggested to power cycle the main root AP and router and try the internet again.The two devices could be incompatible in WDS bridge mode if internet still does not work after power cycling them.

    If problem still persist you can reach us at 1-800-603-4024 and get additional help from expertise.



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  • To setup WDS with TP-Link wireless routers, the following steps are required:
    1.Log into TP-Link wireless router’s main page.
    2.Go to Wireless -> Wireless Settings. Check Enable WDS (Enable WDS bridging).
    3.The SSID on the top of the page is the local wireless name of this router. You can name it as per your choice.
    4.Click Search/Survey. On the pop-up window, find the SSID and channel of your root AP, and hit Connect.
    5.The root AP’s SSID and (MAC Address) will be filled in automatically. Then please input the wireless security settings and wireless channel to match the ones on the root AP. Click on Save.
    6.Go to Wireless Security page to secure the local wireless network of the router itself. The Encryption settings here can be different with your root router.
    7.Click DHCP-> DHCP Settings page. Choose Disable DHCP Server, and click Save button.
    8.Go to Network->LAN->Modify the LAN IP Address of the router-Save.
    9.Please go to System Tools-> Reboot page to reboot the unit.
    kindly power cycle all of your devices and you are good to go.
    For any help feel free to call us back on 1-800-603-4024.



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