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Feb 2 2010 4:53PM GMT
Posted by: Margaret Rouse
, wireless distribution system
||WDS uses standard 802.11 wireless to forward traffic between access points, as an alternative to Ethernet or another wired distribution network. In effect, WDS turns a pair of APs into a pair of wireless bridges or repeaters…WDS is based on the 802.11 standard, but is not fully specified by that standard, so WDS links often work only between same-vendor APs (or APs using the same chipset).
Lisa Phifer, What’s the expected range on a pair of Belkin 54G routers in wireless bridge mode?
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wireless Distribution System.