WRT300N-DD WDS Set-up Guide

 

In this setup, you will connect Router A to Router B using WDS. Router A is connected to the internet via its WAN port.

Decide the following three settings; SSID, Wifi Channel, and Pre-Shared Key. In the example below, SSID is WRT300N-DD, Wifi Channel is 9 and Pre-Shared Key is 12345678 .

If you are working with new, out-of-the-box routers, go to Configuration for Router A below. If you are configuring routers that have been in service, you will need to reset both routers to Factory Default Settings [Management -> Settings File -> Load Factory Default] before proceeding.
 

Configuration for Router A. Connect your PC to one of Router A's LAN ports

1) Navigate to Network -> IP Address. No changes here. 
 

          

2) Navigate to Wireless -> Basic
a) Set the Frequency (Channel) field to 9.
b) Write down or copy the BSSID field, then click Apply.
 

3) Navigate to Wireless -> Wireless Security
a) Set Security Mode to WPA-WPA2-PSK.
b) Set WPA Algorithm to AES.
c) Set Pass Phrase to 123456789, then click Apply.
 

4) Navigate to Wireless -> WDS
a) Set WDS Mode to Lazy Mode.
b) Change the first Encryp Type to AES.
c)  Set the first Encryp Key to 12345678, then click Apply.
 

Status Page for Router A
 

               

Configuration for Router B. Connect your PC to one of Router B's LAN ports.

1) Navigate to Network -> IP Address
a)  Change IP Address to 192.168.1.2
b)  Change DHCP Type to Disable, then click Apply.
 

Change your PC to a static IP address such as 192.168.1.99, subnet of 255.255.255.0, and gateway of 192.168.1.1.
Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.2, which is the new IP of Router B.
 
2) Navigate to Wireless -> Basic
a) Set the Frequency (Channel) field to 9, then click Apply.
 

3) Navigate to Wireless -> Wireless Security
a) Set Security Mode to WPA-WPA2-PSK.
b) Set WPA Algorithm to AES.
c) Set Pass Phrase to 123456789, then click Apply.
 

4) Navigate toWireless -> WDS
a) Set WDS Mode to Repeater Mode.
b) Set first Encryp Type to AES.
c) Set first Encryp Key to 123456.
d) Set first AP MAC Address to the BSSID of Router A (see Step 2 b. for Router A), then click Apply.
 

Status Page for Router B
 

               

From a command prompt on your PC
a) Ping LAN IP of Router A (192.168.1.1).
b) Ping WAN IP of Router A.
c) Ping www.google.com.
d) Surf to an internet web address.
e) Change your PC back to DHCP and after your PC is assigned an IP, surf to another internet web address.