TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog

Doing research on wireless settings of your access point can be confusing and very technical.  Here’s a couple of settings you will find in your wireless AP –

  • RTS- (Ready to Send) threshold specifies the packet size of RTS transmissions.  You can use this to control traffic flow through your access point.  This can help if you have a lot of computers or mobile devices connected.  A lower threshold means that RTS packets are very frequently, consuming more bandwidth and reducing the throughput of the packet.   Generally the default setting is OK (2347).  Lower only 1 point at a time if you need to adjust this setting.  (Connectivity problems)
  • CTS (Clear to Send) Protect -With CTS enabled or in Protection Mode, CTS should assist 802.11B/G devices and help them to have a chance to transmit to the access point.  If you have a very efficient network, and the error…

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