TD-W8968 as wireless access point

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TD-W8968 as wireless access point
TD-W8968 as wireless access point
2020-06-15 10:57:04 - last edited 2020-06-16 02:44:32

Hi,

 

Can I use a TD-W8968 as a wireless access point?

I've put it into AP mode, set it's IP to be different to the main modem/route (VR400), but when I try to bridge to my wifi network it remains unconnected.

 

Will the W8968 only work as an AP when wired? I can't use it in wireless AP mode by setting up bridging?

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Re:TD-W8968 as wireless access point
2020-06-16 02:48:34

@Bob_Double 

 

Hello, may I know the hardware versions of the W8968 and VR400, which are printed on their bottom label?

 

You may try to configure the WDS function on the W8968 and check if it will connect:

How to configure WDS function of VDSL/ADSL Modem Router to extend existing wireless network?

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Re:TD-W8968 as wireless access point
2020-06-16 07:24:14

@Solla-topee 

The models are:

 

TD-W8968 v4.0

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VR400 AC1200 v2.0

 

Thank you for your suggestion, I will try this and report back.

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Re:TD-W8968 as wireless access point
2020-06-16 09:32:18

@Solla-topee 

 

JUst to confirm, the TD-W8968 v2 doesn't have WDS as an option.  Only Wireless Bridging.  This shows the wireless network I wish to connect to, but doesn't make the connection, and fails to act as an access point. 

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Re:TD-W8968 as wireless access point
2020-06-16 09:44:07

@Bob_Double 

 

Hello, sorry for giving the wrong FAQ as I didn't know the versions of the two devices.

 

Please refer to the guide below to enable the Access Point mode on the W8968:

https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/faq/264/

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