isolates all wireless clients and wireless devices on your
network from each other. Wireless devices will be able to
communicate with the Router but not with each other. To use this
function, select Enabled. AP Isolation
is turned Disabled by default.
Enabling this option should provide your network with greater
performance, depending on the manufacturer of your wireless
products. To turn on the Frame Burst option, select
Enabled. The default is
The default is set to Auto,
which allows either Open System or Shared Key authentication to
be used. 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 authentication.
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. 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 Router’s 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.
rate of data transmission should be set depending on the speed
of your Wireless-N networking. You can select from a range of
transmission speeds, or you can select Auto to have the
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 setting is Auto.
the transmission power used, the larger the area a wireless
network covers. To minimize the likelihood of eavesdropping by
unauthorized wireless users, do not use more transmission power
than necessary to cover the range needed by your wireless
network. Try using the Router at different levels of
transmission power, and determine how much power is needed to
reach the wireless client, such as a PC or access point, that is
farthest from the Router. Then select the appropriate level,
High, Medium and Low, from the drop-down menu. The default is
(Clear-To-Send) Protection Mode’s default setting is Auto.
The Router will automatically use CTS Protection Mode when your
Wireless-N and Wireless-G products are experiencing severe
problems and are not able to transmit to the Router in an
environment with heavy traffic. This function boosts the
Router’s ability to catch all Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-A
and Wireless-N transmissions but will severely decrease
value is 100. The Beacon Interval value indicates the
frequency interval of the beacon. A beacon is a packet broadcast
by the Router to synchronize the wireless network.
indicates the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication
Message (DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing
clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and
multicast messages. When the Router has buffered broadcast or
multicast messages for associated clients, it sends the next
DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. Its clients hear the beacons
and awaken to receive the broadcast and multicast messages. The default
value is 3.
specifies the maximum size for a packet before data is
fragmented into multiple packets. If you experience a high
packet error rate, you may slightly increase the Fragmentation
Threshold. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may
result in poor network performance. Only minor reduction of the
default value is recommended. In most cases, it should remain at
its default value of 2346.
Should you encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor
reduction of the default value, 2347, is recommended. If
a network packet is smaller than the preset RTS threshold size,
the RTS/CTS mechanism will not be enabled. The Router sends
Request to Send (RTS) frames to a particular receiving station
and negotiates the sending of a data frame. After receiving an
RTS, the wireless station responds with a Clear to Send (CTS)
frame to acknowledge the right to begin transmission. The RTS
Threshold value should remain at its default value of 2347.