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WDS SSID vs MAC addresses: what effect do they have?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by karantche, May 11, 2013.

  1. karantche

    karantche Reformed Router Member

    If I would like to maximize transmission and minimize repeating while using WDS. I'm not sure if that really matters, but if I cable all the APs and manage to limit the number of non cabled APs to 1 link depth (meaning no AP is linked to more than 1 other WDS router downstream), will it help the speed?
    If I manage to connect all the WDS APs by cat5,would it help roaming? (if I want to move from the proximity of one AP to another would roaming be possible without signal loss)
    Would I preserve the connection by keeping the SSID the same accross routers, or would the signal be loss? Do client connections work only through the SSID or is the AP's MAC tied to the connection?
    When WDS routers are wired, can I still get them to share client MAC lists?
    Lastly, can I use different channels on the WDS routers and still have clients roaming?
     

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