Your AirStation’s WDS bridging capability allows you to extend the size of your wireless network by adding additional
AirStations, all connected wirelessly.
In this simple example, we’ll connect two AirStations in a wireless bridge. You may use these same steps to add
additional bridges for greater coverage.*
For easiest confi guration, we recommend confi guring all components in close proximity before deploying them to their
fi nal positions. Wired connections make initial confi guration even simpler.
The fi rst AirStation will be the router that receives the internet connection. On the
bottom of the AirStation, make sure that the switch is set to “AUTO”. If desired, you
may connect the Ethernet cable from your cable or DSL modem to its WAN port now,
though this is not necessary for confi guration. Power on the fi rst AirStation.
The second AirStation will be confi gured as a repeater/bridge. Make sure that its
switch is set to “BRI”. Use a RJ-45 cat5 Ethernet cable to connect LAN ports of the two
AirStations. Power up the second AirStation. Connect a PC’s Ethernet port to another
RJ-45 port on the main router (the fi rst AirStation). You will use this PC to confi gure
the settings of the AirStations.
Here’s the whole setup, ready for initial confi guration.
* Note: Each AirStation may be part of 6 different bridges. Remember that each layer of bridges takes about half your
total network speed, so avoid confi guring daisy-chains more than 4 bridges long. A star-pattern is always better, with a
central router serving multiple bridges.
Once the AirStations are powered on, you will want to make sure that they are in
factory default confi guration. On the bottom of each, hold down the “INIT” button
for three seconds. This will reset them to factory defaults. They will take 30-60
seconds to reboot afterwards.
Power on your PC. Make sure that it is confi gured to “obtain an IP address
automatically” from DHCP. Open a web browser and in the address fi eld, enter