Hi, I am doing sort of the same to work around a hill. We have 3 double radio units. Each unit has one radio as AP, the other radio perform the backhaul (2 units in Bridge mode, 1 inbetween in AP-bridge mode. One of the Bridges has also the gateway) The radios for the backhaul are on WDS.
Each radio of a unit is bridged to the other radio (AP) of the same unit for forwarding.
For redundancy we want the three AP radio to work on WDS as well. If the backhaul goes down we can still remotely control the radios throug the WDS-AP's.
WDS surpresses loops but what happens if two WDS mash networks are interconnected with several bridges?
And if it works, how do we make sure the packages always find the fasted route?
Extra question: I don't understand why my present backhaul only works with WDS enabled while unit A can't see C and vice versa so WDS is not actually needed. It's just a point to multipoint connetion (B is in the middle). But if I switch WDS off the link is gone. It should work as MPtP without WDS?