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Ubiquiti WDS Setup

Guide

(Standard and AirMax
All Models)





Note: Go Wireless NZ Ltd has provided this information in good faith and will not be responsible for
any failures in the configuration procedure. Any equipment damaged during the procedure will not
be covered under warrantee as specified in Go Wireless NZ Ltd terms and conditions.
Scenario:
Create a basic WDS bridge using 2 Ubuiqiti Access Points.
NOTE: The first image in each step is using a Standard B/G ubnt Device, the second image is using
an AirMax Device.

Configure Access Point WDS (Device directly connected to the Internet at the local end:
Step 1:
Plug the first device into your Network and login to the Website Configuration page using
INTERNET EXPLORER. The default settings are as follows:
IP Address: 192.168.1.20
Username: ubnt
Password: ubnt


Step 2:
Click the Link Setup / Wireless tab and configure the following options:
1. Set Wireless Mode to Access Point WDS
2. Type in your preferred SSID.
3. Choose your channel width (in most cases use 20MHz, or 40MHz if you have AirMax
devices at both ends and require more throughput).
4. Pick a suitable channel/frequency with the least interference in your area.
5. Select the type of security you wish to use and type in a wireless password.
Please Note: You will be limited to WEP encryption if you are bridging 3 or more devices.
6. Click Change' but do not apply yet.



Step 3:
1. Click on the Advanced tab and tick the box Multicast Data Allow All.
2. Some devices (NanoStations) may allow you to set the Antenna Mode.
- Horizontal or Vertical is best for pure Point-to-Point bridge Solutions.
- Adaptive is usually used when your bridge is also acting as an Access Point connecting
users as well as a bridge.
External is only used if you are connecting an External Antenna (CONNECT EXTERNAL
ANTENNA BEFORE SELECTING THIS OPTION).
3. Untick AirMax if using an AirMax device in 20MHz channel width to allow non N
Wireless devices to connect to the ubiquiti device).
4. Click Change' but do not apply yet.


Step 4:
Select the Network tab and Configure IP Address settings:
1. IP Address: A unique unused IP Address on the same network.
2. Subnet Mask: The subnet Mask of your Network.
3. Gateway IP: The default gateway of your network (Usually the IP Address of your ADSL
Modem).
4. Primary DNS: Usually the same as your default gateway.
5. Tick Spanning Tree option to help prevent network loops.
6. Click Change' and Apply.




Configure Station WDS (This device will be located at the remote end):
Step 5:
1. Unplug your computer from your network (wired and wireless).
2. Connect the next device directly to your computer.
3. Configure your computer with a static IP Address to allow you to access the device and
proceed to log in to the Website Configuration Page as we did in Step 1.







Step 6:
On the Link Setup (Wireless for AirMax devices) tab configure the following options:
1. Select Station WDS for Wireless Mode.
2. Click on Select and choose the Access Point broadcasting your bridge SSID we have
created in the previous steps. Once chosen Press the Select button. (This will auto fill this
page with correct settings.
3. Enter the Wireless password you created in Step 2.
4. Click Change but do not apply changes yet.






Step 7:
1. Navigate to the Advanced tab and ensure you have the exact same settings (i.e. Antenna
Mode) that you configured for the Access Point in Step 3. Click Change but do not apply
yet.







Step 8:
Select the Network tab and Configure the IP Address settings:
7. IP Address: A unique unused IP Address on the same network.
8. Subnet Mask: The subnet Mask of your Network.
9. Gateway IP: The default gateway of your network (Usually the IP Address of your ADSL
Modem).
10. Primary DNS: Usually the same as your default gateway.
11. Tick Spanning Tree option to help prevent network loops.
12. Click Change' and Apply.




Step 9:
1. Once the device has rebooted check the Main tab and you should now see the two devices
are connected:



Step 10:
1. Change your IP Address settings of your computer back to Assign IP Address
Automatically.
Your computer should now be able to access the local network and the internet. Check for end-to-
end connectivity and reliability of your link by pinging IP Addresses of both devices. You should
have a low and constant ping without any timeouts.