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Wireless Distribution System,
abbreviated WDS, is a method of linking
more Wireless Access Points or Wireless Routers together without having
install network cable runs (CAT5 cable). This can be a great way to
different areas of a yacht with multiple access points together and
sharing the Internet all around the vessel without having to take the
apart and run cables.
Not all Wireless Access Points or Wireless Routers come with this
make sure you check the package or product information if you need to
If at all possible use the same manufacturer and model equipment that
are known to work together using WDS because sometimes using mixed
will not work.
WDS links two stations together wirelessly and is sometimes referred to
"Repeater Mode". The configuration is usually in an "Advanced" part of
Wireless configuration section. The two (or more) stations usually have
configured with the MAC (Media Access Control) Address of the other
that it will link with. All of the stations also must be on the same
and must use the same Encryption (WEP or WPA). Often only WEP is
when WDS is used. You can use different network names on the stations
like to describe the different area where the station is located.
salon, master-sr, wheel-house, crew-mess.
Some manufacturers now have WDS included in the stock firmware. For
manufacturers wireless products you have to load an after-marked
that has the WDS capability.
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