Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a protocol for connecting two access points (AP) wirelessly. It allows a wireless network to be expanded using multiple access points without the need for a wired backbone to link them. It is usually used for the following applications:
- Provide bridge traffic between two LANs wirelessly.
- Extend the coverage range of a WLAN.
There are two WDS modes are implemented in Vigor routers. These are:
- Bridge Mode
- Repeater Mode