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