How do I configure WDS on two D-Links to create a wireless bridge between each other?
You will need the MAC address of each D-Link access point to configure your PTP wireless bridge. Please note both AP’s need to be on the SAME CHANNEL, and use a DIFFERENT IP ADDRESS. This can be changed when logging into the web interface of the D-Link Wireless access point.
Step 1: Connect the DWL-2100AP/2200AP/2700AP to your PC using an Ethernet cable. Your computer will need to be in the same IP address range as the DWL-2100AP for configuration. (Default IP address is 192.168.0.50.) Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.0.XX
Step 2: Open any web browser and enter in the IP address of the access point (192.168.0.50). The username is admin (all lower case) and the password is blank (left empty).
Step 3: Click on the Home tab and then click on Wireless on the left side. Change the MODE to WDS with AP. Enter the Remote AP MAC Address (IE 50:23:AB:D4:56:E1). Click Apply to save your settings.
***(Please NOTE, the MAC address we use is for example only.***
Step 4: Repeat the above instructions for the remote access point. Click Apply to save your settings.
Note: If you have encryption enabled, ensure the key matches on both access points. Also, ensure that both access points do not have the same IP address.
Once these steps are completed, you will have a pair of D-Link access points, that are communicating to each other via a wireless bridge. This means that the point to point connection between them is similar to having an invisible Ethernet cable connected between your two network points. Once these access points are configured in point to point bridge mode, do not connect them to the same network switch. Hardwire the first AP to your network switch, and hardwire the secondary AP to a DIFFERENT network switch, to link the two together.