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Wireless Distribution System (WDS) enables the interconnection of access points in a wireless network. It allows a wireless network to be expanded using multiple access points without the need for a wired backbone to link them.

A user writes that Actiontec supports WDS in their Q1000 VDSL modem hardware, so it may be a harbinger of things to come, however WDS is not supported by the Actiontec or Westell routers in use by Verizon at this time.

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  • Even though Verizon does not support it, you can add access points wirelessly to the Verizon Actiontec router without making any changes to it. The magic is in the firmware of the second router that you want to use. You can get the firmware for your switch that will use wireless to bridge to the Actiontec. See http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/

    2013-01-20 17:44:56

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last modified: 2011-11-03 05:40:57