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RangeMax™ Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router WNDR3700 User Manual

Customizing Your Network Settings


v1.3, October 2009

Wireless Repeating (Also Called WDS)

The WNDR3700 router can be used with a wireless access point (AP) to build large bridged
wireless networks. Wireless repeating is a type of Wireless Distribution System (WDS).

The following figure shows a wireless repeating scenario:

To set up a wireless network using WDS,


he following conditions must be met for both APs:

Both APs must use the same SSID, wireless channel, and encryption mode (see


Configuring Your Wireless Settings” on page 2-4


“Using Push 'N' Connect (WPS) to

Configure Your Wireless Network” on page 2-13


Both APs must be on the same LAN IP subnet. That is, all the AP LAN IP addresses are in the
same network.

All LAN devices (wired and wireless computers) must be configured to operate in the same
LAN network address range as the APs.

Warning: If you use the wireless repeating function, your options for wireless security

are limited to None or WEP. For more information about wireless security, see

Chapter 2, “Safeguarding Your Network.”

Figure 5-10

Repeater AP

Base Station AP

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