i just bought a TP link Router(Model No. TL-WR1043N / TL-WR1043ND) and an access point(TL-WA701N / TL-WA701ND) for my 2 floor home. i connected the router downstairs which i configured without a problem with my ISP's modem. but when it came to connect the router to the access point which i setup upstairs i had a bit of a problem. the router's WDS status remains "associating". let me tell you my router and access point settings.From the router. i enabled WDS which i later had to input a few settings : SSID = Gary BSSID, Keytype ,Wep index,AutoType,Password. there is also another function that is the survey, what this does is it finds the access point wire-lessly and inserts the details. but for some reason the survey wont find my access point so i filled it manualy. From the access point, i used the survey function which worked. I placed the access point to " universal repeater" . i contacted the store i bought it from but when i took it there it worked without a hitch.so i called them and the procedure is a very expensive technition comes to my house and sets it up.
oh. but it is a wireless access point, and it only has one Ethernet port. i think you are mistaken because when i went to the shop to tell them about the problem they explained how it works and what it does. so no idea what i am doing wrong? maby a gateway or some authentication issues?
I don't know if this post is old, but when you set it to universal repeater and use the same network settings, it repeats the same SSID (WiFi name) this means, whichever device you are using is going to connect to whichever router has the strongest signal.
Even though you think your connecting to your upstairs AP you are actually connecting to whichever has the strongest signal. In lamens terms, the repeater is boosting your signal strength, you are not actually getting a second SSID.
I have this same router and it took me a li
ttle bit before I figured that out!