Knowledgebase: VigorAP 900
How to Configure Point to Multi Point Bridging Between Multiple Wireless Access Points
Posted by on 25 August 2015 04:00 PM

This guides shows how to use Vigor AP in Bridge-Point to Multi-Point mode. Using this mode, VigorAP will connect to other VigorAPs which operate in the same mode, and their wired clients will be able to access one another through the 2.4G wireless connection.

 

If you wish to extend the wireless range using access points and want to use the same SSID, AP Bridge-Point to Multi Point mode can be used. Here is an example of AP900 connecting to other two AP900.

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If you want to connect one access point to single access point, you can use AP Bridge – Point to Point operation mode.

 

Configure Access Point A:

 

Step 1: Connect Access Point A to computer using network cable and open the web browser. Please note that DHCP server is disabled by default in AP900 hence you need to use static IP on your computer in 192.168.1.0/24 range to access AP as shown below. Default IP of AP is 192.168.1.2. Default username and password are admin/admin respectively.

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Step 2: Login to AP900 > Go to Operation Mode > Select AP Bridge- Point to Multi-Point > Click OK to save the settings

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Step3: Go to LAN >> General Setup

            Disable DHCP client

            Enter Static IP for Accesspoint

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Step 4: Go to Wireless LAN >> General Setup >>

  1.     Enable Wireless LAN
  2.     Select Mode
  3.     Select Channel
  4.     Select Security mode, Enter Security key and MAC address of Access point B under Peer MAC address under section 1.
  5.     Select Security mode, Enter Security key and MAC address of Access point C under Peer MAC address under section 2.
  6.     Select Channel Width and click on OK.

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Step 5:

Go to Wireless LAN >> WDS AP Status to check the status

 

Configure Access Point B:

 

Repeat step 1 to 4 for Access Point B. You need to enter MAC address of Access point A under Peer MAC address under Step 4

Please note that all parameters like Mode, Channel, Security method, key etc. for Wi-Fi setup should be same as first access point.

LAN settings for Access Point B:

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Wireless Settings for Access Point B:

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Configure Access Point C:

 

Repeat step 1 to 4 for Access Point C. You need to enter MAC address of Access point A under Peer MAC address under Step 4

Please note that all parameters like Mode, Channel, Security method, key etc. for Wi-Fi setup should be same as first access point. 

LAN settings for Access Point C:

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Wireless Settings for Access Point C:

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Check connectivity:

Go to command of the computer connected to any one accesspoint and check the ping response. Ping accesspoint A, B and C. All should be reachable. 

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Access points are now configured. 

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