wireless distribution system

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wireless distribution system

A wireless distribution system (WDS) extends a Wi-Fi hotspot to a larger geographic area without having to run wires to each access point (AP). It comprises two or more Wi-Fi base stations (access points) that function as a single system. WDS access points (APs) forward ongoing packets from ongoing user sessions to other WDS APs while simultaneously accepting new connections from users. However, traffic between the WDS APs does reduce the overall available bandwidth in the WDS network.

Same Algorithm, Keys and Channel
All access points in a WDS network must use the same encryption algorithm, encryption keys and radio channel but can have different names (see SSID). See Wi-Fi, access point, encryption algorithm and 802.11s.

WDS Access Point Configurations
This Trendnet AP can be configured as a WDS AP that connects to Wi-Fi devices and other WDS access points. Two or more WDS Bridge APs provide a wireless backbone between wired networks (same as Client Bridge in non-WDS networks). A WDS Station provides a backbone to WDS Bridges and also connects to other access points. Repeater mode extends wireless signals.
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There are two modes of wireless connections between access points where Wireless Distribution System can be used:
The ENS200 can be configured to work in a variety of operation modes including access point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) access point, WDS station, and WDS bridge, making it a versatile solution for creating a high-speed, stable and secure outdoor wireless link between buildings or offering wireless access to a hosted Internet connection in environments such as retirement homes, RV parks, campgrounds, and marinas.
Telestone Technologies Corporation Ltd (Nasdaq: TSTC), a developer and provider of wireless communication coverage solutions based in the People's Republic of China, announced on Friday (12 September) that the company has launched a new generation wireless distribution system, the WFDS-TM.
The versatile operating modes of the D-Link MWLAN dual-band access points will enable multiple wireless configurations and include the following modes: Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS), WDS with Access Point, and Auto Topology.
One radio can be configured to support wireless-to-wireless bridging, using the Wireless Distribution System in difficult-to-wire locations, while the second can act as a high performing, smart access point to Wi-Fi clients.
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) enables the wireless interconnection of multiple access points in an IEEE 802.
The wireless distribution system is a great solution for adding digital signage into an existing building, particularly ones with concrete, brick or other solid walls that make running cable prohibitive," said Gary Hess, vice president of innovation for Lastar, parent company of Cables To Go.
Colubris Networks developed the wireless distribution system, which allows Fort Wayne and surrounding communities to benefit from a service similar to that offered in larger cities.
The MWLAN access points include Access Point, Auto Topology, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) and WDS with Access Point modes and will enable multiple wireless configurations.
Supports wireless-to-wireless backhaul -- Wireless Distribution System (WDS) failover among Arrays

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