wirelles extender

saibko Posts: 2
edited April 2021 in WirelessLAN
we have hotel project it is possible to use this model zyxel wac6103d-i as the access point and extender 
we have 6 AP we need 6 extender.

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  • Zyxel_Joslyn
    Zyxel_Joslyn Posts: 360  Zyxel Employee
    Hi @saibko

    Could you share with us about the project detail?
    1. topology
    2. will the customer use controller?
    3. what kind of the service will be used? 
    4. it is 2.4G or 5G?
    5. any specific usage?
    Please let us know the information so that we will know how to help you to deploy the environment.
    Thanks for your help.

  • livealive
    livealive Posts: 23  Freshman Member
    Hi @saibko

    Do you would like to use wireless signal extension like WDS topology? Or do you want to use Ethernet extender cable for each AP?
  • saibko
    saibko Posts: 2
    Hi livealive we like to use signal extension like WSD topology.

    your advice  
  • livealive
    livealive Posts: 23  Freshman Member
    Hi @saibko

    WAC6103D-I supports WDS ( Wireless Distribution System ) for signal extension.
    Here are some suggestions:
    1.The max number of repeater APs can connect to one root AP is 5 (1 root AP + 5 repeater APs).
    2.The suggested hops number of APs build the WDS the max limitation is 2 for throughput concern.
    For example, there are three WAC6103D-I that build the WDS.

    The topology of them with 1 hops as follows:
    <Ethernet>---Root AP ) ) ) WDS ( ( ( Repeater AP

    The topology of them with 2 hops as follows:
    <Ethernet>---Root AP ) ) ) WDS ( ( ( Repeater AP ) ) ) WDS ( ( ( Repeater AP 

  • Zyxel_Joslyn
    Zyxel_Joslyn Posts: 360  Zyxel Employee
    Hi @saibko,

    We suggest to use 2.4G to establish WDS and 5G to service the stations. Please separate the channels between the APs for service, or you can use DCS to choose the best channel to use; however, remember to disable the DCS for 2.4G since it is used to establish WDS. If enabling DCS, it will cause the WDS down since the channel changes.
    The distance between the root AP and repeater is not longer than 10 meters. 
    Here is the handbook to teach you how to configure the WDS. Please refer to the chapter 2.3.