Thank you for the reply!! That explanation has helped me a lot.
I have a question for you in regards to WDS mode of the repeater I am trying to set up:
Can I put the wlan1 (backhaul link) of the repeater into station-WDS, and expect it to connect to another RB532 back at the tower that is operating in bridge-ap mode for clients?
Can they share a connection like that, or do I need to setup another wlan card at the tower that has no other job than to speak to the new repeater using WDS?
I am trying to replace my present BriLan NMS with MikroTik, and I am discovering that there are MANY differences between the two O.S.....
And I also learned that trying to work them concurrently is a big hassle, as the hybridization is difficult to troubleshoot.