Why Archer MR200 v4 doesn't have WDS(Wireless Distribution System) ?

Why Archer MR200 v4 doesn't have WDS(Wireless Distribution System) ?
Why Archer MR200 v4 doesn't have WDS(Wireless Distribution System) ?
2020-11-17 17:21:03 - last edited 2020-11-19 12:43:16
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: 1.17.0 0.9.1 v0001.0 Build 200526 Rel.36799n

Hi,

 

I would like to connect my Archer MR200 v4 to an another router, as can do via WAN port, but wirelessly.

I saw on the emulator that the older version of the same device (Archer MR200 v1 and V2) has the "Enable WDS Bridging" option in Wirless > Advanced Settings but seams that this feature is no more avilable.

Does it deprecated ? Is there a way to activate it on my v4 device? is it possible to downgrade to the previous version?

 

Thanks in advance,

Miki

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2020-11-19 12:26:35 - last edited 2020-11-19 12:43:16

@Mk178 

 

Hello, thanks for asking.

 

TL-MR200 v4 does not support WDS Wi-Fi bridging, so I am afraid that there is no way to use it in that way.

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2020-11-19 12:26:35 - last edited 2020-11-19 12:43:16

@Mk178 

 

Hello, thanks for asking.

 

TL-MR200 v4 does not support WDS Wi-Fi bridging, so I am afraid that there is no way to use it in that way.

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Re:Why Archer MR200 v4 doesn't have WDS(Wireless Distribution System) ?
2020-11-19 12:42:33
So sad to hear that! Thank you for your answer. Let me ask you, which of your devices do you recommend for this purpose? I need to connect some devices without wireless to a new router that it in a different room (no way to cable them directly) Let's says that I need "a switch that use a wireless network as WAN"
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2020-11-20 01:17:17

@Mk178 

 

Hello, thanks for asking.

 

If you want to extend the wireless range of the new router, it is suggested to get a range extender, such as RE505X or RE300, you may refer to the below website to choose the most suitable one to work with your router:

https://www.tp-link.com/en/home-networking/range-extender/

 

Just a quick note, it is suggested to choose a higher signal rates than that of your wireless router to get a better performance. For example, if your wireless router is an AC1200, it is suggested to choose an AC1300 or you may choose AX1500.

 

I hope this helps.

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Re:Why Archer MR200 v4 doesn't have WDS(Wireless Distribution System) ?
2020-11-20 08:13:00

@Kevin_Z sorry to bother you, but I'm not sure that a wifi extender fits my requirements:

 

1. I see that RE505X has only one LAN port (RE300 doesn't have it at all) and I'm not sure that I can use it to attach my device to it ( Does it only works as WAN port ? )

2. I would like to receive the WiFi signal from the main router but I don't want to repeat it (that I suppose is the main purpose of an extender device)

 

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2020-11-20 09:54:36

@Mk178 

 

Hi, the Ethernet port on the range extenders can be connected to the devices that you want to extend the internet to, you may connect it in this way:

Main wireless router ))))(((((range extender-------PC or TV

))))))((((( stands for wireless

----------- stands for Ethernet cable

 

While if you don't want to repeat the signal, you may choose the access point devices, such as WA901ND, which can be used as a client mode, then you can plug it into a PC and make it work as a network card:

https://www.tp-link.com/home-networking/access-point/tl-wa901nd/

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