Archer C6 WDS does not recover upon reboot / resuming from Wireless Scheduled off
I use an TP-LINK ArcherC6 as my primary router with a Netgear WNR612 configured as a repeater to extend the reach of the WiFi signal.
This is set up on the 2.4GHz band using the WDS bridging feature.
Both routers are manually set to the same Channel (6)
I use the wireless schedule feature to turn off the WiFi signal for 6 hours at night from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM. After the WiFi resumes in the morning, the WDS does not recover on the Archer C6. Consequently, the Netgear repeater is disconnected from the internet and is rendered useless.
Every time, I have to manually log in to the TP-LINK router settings homepage and toggle the settings to revive the WDS function. This is so frustrating to do every day.
Strangely, I noticed that in System parameters, WDS bridging is enabled but the status says WDS is Disabled. Refer composite screenshot below.
Hope a future firmware upgrade solves this issue.