TL-MR3420 v1 as wifi extender with WDS bridge pointing to AC 1900 (Archer C9)

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TL-MR3420 v1 as wifi extender with WDS bridge pointing to AC 1900 (Archer C9)
TL-MR3420 v1 as wifi extender with WDS bridge pointing to AC 1900 (Archer C9)
2015-04-20 18:37:37
Region : Others

Model : TL-MR3420

Hardware Version : V2

Firmware Version : Latest

ISP : FTTH via Mikrotik router


Hi,

I am trying to set up TL-MR3420 v1 as a wifi extender through WDS bridge that links to the AC1900 (Archer C9) router.

The WDS status on TL-MR3420 shows as "Run", but it still cannot connect to the internet.

In the log of TL-MR3420 I can see there is a failure to find the DHCP server or obtain an IP from DHCP.

If I configure it the other way around, where the Archer C9 is the wifi extension with a WDS bridge pointing to the TL-MR3420, then it works like expected.

What is the issue here, and shouldn't TP-LINK hardware be compatible?

How do I solve this?
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Re:TL-MR3420 v1 as wifi extender with WDS bridge pointing to AC 1900 (Archer C9)
2015-04-22 14:22:22
TL-MR3420(Four-Address Format WDS) cannot WDS C9(Three-Address Format WDS) successfully.
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Re:TL-MR3420 v1 as wifi extender with WDS bridge pointing to AC 1900 (Archer C9)
2015-10-06 04:53:01

Tony Seaford wrote

TL-MR3420(Four-Address Format WDS) cannot WDS C9(Three-Address Format WDS) successfully.


Yesterday I was trying to bridge my 1043nd and figure it out here that it was incompatible with my new Archer C9. Then today I have tried again with my TL-MR3420 and now, once more, I cannot do it because it is incompatible with Archer C9 too... How do I know if my router is Three-Address Format WDS or Four-Address Format WDS or Five-Address Format WDS? This doesn't seem to be the kind of information that you find in the specs... How do I know if my router is compatible with Router A or Router B?
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Re:TL-MR3420 v1 as wifi extender with WDS bridge pointing to AC 1900 (Archer C9)
2020-02-11 16:13:40

@Tony Seaford 

 

How about AC1200 (Archer C5v)? Three-Address Format WDS or Four-Address Format WDS?

 

 

 

 

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Re:TL-MR3420 v1 as wifi extender with WDS bridge pointing to AC 1900 (Archer C9)
2020-12-04 07:56:26

@bloumoord 

 

dear I have used a setup which i have seen on internet to set up the TL MR 3420 as an extender an i am successful in setting it up link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SoJEvQayMM

how ever it only works for around 24 hrs post which the network shows as "Connected: no internet" and i heard that early morning the internet provider refresh the IP addresses which i think is the main cause of my issue. Did any one faced the same issue

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