WDS - Wireless Distribution System

Tested on TP-Link Archer C50 AC1200

Visit http://tplinkmodem.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router. If you don’t know how to login, please refer to Log in to the web management interface.

Survey the SSID to be bridged

Go to Advanced>Wireless>Advanced Settings. Select 2.4GHz.

Tick Enable WDS Bridging.

Click Scan, locate the root router’s SSID, and click Connect.

Choose the security version and encryption based on your main wireless network and fill in the same wirelesss password. Click Save.

Configure the IP address of the router and disable DHCP

Go to Advanced>Network>Lan Settings.

Change the IP address of the extended router to be in the same subnet with the root router (for example, the IP address of the root router is, the IP address of the extended router can be We take as an example.)

Uncheck Enable on DHCP to disable it.

Click Save.

Now, you can connect to the extended router’s SSID and password to enjoy the network.

Note: The extended router can have different or same wireless network name (SSID) and password as the root router. You can change it on Advanced>Wireless>Wireless Settings.


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