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Routers under WDS can't communicate with each other

by ihrodolfo / October 11, 2014 8:35 AM PDT

I have a WDS (Wireless distribution system) structure built with 2 TP-LINK WR740N, that has been working great. They are under the same subnet ( and

The thing is I can't reach the second router (which gets the DHCP from the first one) when I'm connected through the first router, wireless-ly or "wired-ly". The control webpage won't open and I can't ping it, even though it shows in my network map.

Any suggestion?

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Adding something
by ihrodolfo / October 11, 2014 8:38 AM PDT

There is no firewall restrition or AP isolation between the two routers.

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The WDS wireless is something my office
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2014 12:41 AM PDT

Will not support today and the foreseeable future for many reasons. In such cases if it's supposed to work, make it a reason to return the non-working products.

In closing, there is often a distance issue. While I have tried such setups, it was just to see if they worked. However not one addressed the problem of the single non-overlapping 40 MHz OFDM 802.11n issue. Which means that it's unlikely to see trouble free operation or in many cases any operation at all.

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