"option mode wds" vs. "option wds 1"

https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/basic says option mode "specifies the operation mode of the wireless network interface controller. Possible values are... wds..."

The same page says option wds "sets 4-address mode".

But https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/atheroswds only mentions "option mode ap" and "option mode sta" - there is no "option mode wds" in that entire page.

What is the canonical wireless config required for wds? Is it:

(on the ap, in the relevant interface section):

option mode ap
option wds 1

(and on the sta, in the relevant interface section):

option mode sta
option wds 1

If yes, what exactly does "option mode wds" do?

(FWIW, I've just checked the first version of the user guide's wireless config page, and that, too, mentions "option mode wds".)


That is a mistake in the documents. option mode wds is not valid for anything. option wds 1 is an endorsement that can be attached to either ap or sta mode.

Thank you Mike - I have corrected the user guide. :+1:

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