How Do I Setup a Network for 802.11g Only Operation on a WS2000?

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Question

How Do I Setup a Network for 802.11g Only Operation on a WS2000?

Facts

The throughput provided by 802.11g wireless networks is dependent upon a number of environmental and application factors, chief among them being whether or not the 802.11g wireless network is supporting legacy 802.11b devices. If your wireless network does not include 802.11 b devices, you can restrict compatibility by rate selection and improve 802.11g throughput. To set up an 802.11g only wireless network, only 802.11g rates are selected (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps). At least one rate must be “Basic”. This setup ensures that none of the 802.11b wireless devices can associate to an 802.11g radio. Remember, this setup is appropriate when it is known that every wireless client is equipped with an 802.11g card. Preventing 802.11b wireless devices from associating ensures optimal performance of 802.11g wireless devices.

Answer

  1. Select Network ConfigurationàWirelessàAccess Ports from the left menu and then click the “+” to the left of the menu item.  The detected Access Ports will be listed under the menu item.
  2. Select the 802.11b/g Access Port to modify.  
  3. Select “G Only” from the drop-down menu ‘802.11 b/g mode” in the “Radio Settings” pane.
  4. Click the “Set Rates” button to open a sub-screen where the default “Basic Rates” and “Supported Rates” for 802.11b/g Access Ports have been set.
  5. Select802.11g rates (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54) only, making sure all other rates (1, 2, 5.5, 11) are unselected in both the “Basic Rates” and “Supported Rates” columns.
  6. Click Ok, then Apply in the Access Port window to save changes.