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Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of AboutWDS

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    13 Most home users never get in touch with Distribution Systems (DS) and the things related to it, since a single Access Point usually is enough to cover all relevant locations in a house. Things differ in common company installations where one Access Point isn't enough to provide a good coverage. This is where usually a Wired DS comes in: several Access Points (AP) which are connected to the companies ethernet network. A Wireless DS is used where a Wired DS either is not wanted or possible. 
     13Most home users never get in touch with Distribution Systems (DS) and the things related to it, since a single Access Point usually is enough to cover all relevant locations in a house. Things differ in common company installations where one Access Point isn't enough to provide a good coverage. This is where usually a Wired DS comes in: several Access Points (AP) which are connected to the company's ethernet network. A Wireless DS is used where a Wired DS either is not wanted or possible. 
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    15 Example: think of a company which owns two buildings on each side of a street. Each building has its own ethernet network, and the company wants to connect them both. Doing this with a cable is expensive. Either they have to rent a cable from a local Telco, or they need to bury their own wire. Using a Wireless DS (WDS) link would be much cheaper and easier to set up: configure one AP on each building for WDS, connect them to the building's ethernet, that's it.[[br]] 
     15Example: Think of a company which owns two buildings on each side of a street. Each building has its own ethernet network, and the company wants to connect them both. Doing this with a cable is expensive. Either they have to rent a cable from a local Telco, or they need to bury their own wire. Using a Wireless DS (WDS) link would be much cheaper and easier to set up: configure one AP on each building for WDS, connect them to the building's ethernet, that's it.[[br]] 
    1616Of course there are other scenarios where WDS might useful, refer to the [http://wikipedia.org Wikipedia] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System article] on WDS. 
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