Airport Express and Non-Mac wifi
"Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a part of the 802.11 spec all the way back to IEEE 802.11b-1999. However, it was never made part of the Wi-Fi certification standard. In WDS, each Wi-Fi gateway acts essentially like a port on an Ethernet switch. They broadcast information to each other about what adapters are available on their particular segments. If a packet arrives that requires a hop, it's repackaged and delivered to the right "port" or wireless gateways."
(Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 11, 2004 )
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