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Wds wireless repeater

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April 7, 2011 5:15:36 AM

Hello,
what are the differences between WDS and regular Reapeater setup?
I currently have Dlink DAP 1522 set up as an only Access point with SSID and a ASUS RT-N13U set up as a reapeater - reapeating the SSID from the DAP 1522. Everything works fine, except when you move around from one area to other, the connection seemed to stay at the original connected pont rather than to the closest point (stronger signal). example, a laptop start the wifi connection in the room where Dlink is and it connected to the Dlink, when the laptop move away to the room where the Asus at, the laptop still connected to the Dlink with very weak signal. You will have to disconect the wifi from the laptop and reconnect again to get the stronger signal. Will the WDS connection solve this problem?

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April 7, 2011 4:56:49 PM

That's because what you have here is not true roaming, only pseudo roaming. Windows will NOT drop a wireless connection, even a weak one, in favor of another stronger wireless connection. It just doesn't work that way. You would actually have to LOSE the wireless connection before that happened , which is what you effectively did when you disconnected. And no, WDS won’t help. WDS only affects how the APs are connected to each other, not how clients are connected to those APs.
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April 7, 2011 7:27:30 PM

eibgrad said:
That's because what you have here is not true roaming, only pseudo roaming. Windows will NOT drop a wireless connection, even a weak one, in favor of another stronger wireless connection. It just doesn't work that way. You would actually have to LOSE the wireless connection before that happened , which is what you effectively did when you disconnected. And no, WDS won’t help. WDS only affects how the APs are connected to each other, not how clients are connected to those APs.



Thank you very much for the information. Is there a solution to this problem?
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