The default is set to Auto (Default)
authentication. With Open System
authentication, the sender and the recipient do NOT use a
WEP key for authentication. With Shared Key
authentication, the sender and recipient use a WEP key for
The Basic Rate setting is not actually
one rate of transmission but a series of rates at which the
Router can transmit. The Router will advertise its Basic Rate
to the other wireless devices in your network, so they know
which rates will be used. The Router will also advertise that
it will automatically select the best rate for transmission.
The default setting is Default, when the Router can
transmit at all standard wireless rates (1-2Mbps, 5.5Mbps,
11Mbps, 18Mbps, and 24Mbps). Other options are 1-2Mbps,
for use with older wireless technology, and All, when
the Router can transmit at all wireless rates. The Basic Rate
is not the actual rate of data transmission. If you want to
specify the Routerís rate of data transmission, configure the
Transmission Rate setting.
The rate of data transmission should be
set depending on the speed of your wireless network. You can
select from a range of transmission speeds, or you can select
Auto to have the Router automatically use the fastest
possible data rate and enable the Auto-Fallback feature.
Auto-Fallback will negotiate the best possible connection
speed between the Router and a wireless client. The default
value is Auto.
N Transmission Rate
Transmission Rate for Wireless-N.
CTS Protection Mode
CTS (Clear-To-Send) Protection Mode
function boosts the Wireless Routerís ability to catch all
wireless transmissions, but will severely decrease
performance. Keep the default setting, Auto, so the Wireless
Router can use this feature as needed, when the Wireless-N/G
products are not able to transmit to the Wireless Router in an
environment with heavy 802.11b traffic. Select Disabled if you
want to permanently disable this