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How to remove lower data rates

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  • 1.  How to remove lower data rates

    Posted Sep 14, 2021 03:27 PM

    I was looking through some tips on how to lower channel utilization and saw the suggestion to remove low data rates but I can't find where to actually make the changes. I am on Mobility Master I looked through Configuration -> System -> Profiles and check many of those locations but didn't see anything.

    Ray Schaufenbuel

  • 2.  RE: How to remove lower data rates
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    Posted Sep 14, 2021 09:19 PM
    You can find the basic and transmit rates under Configuration  > System > Profiles > Wireless LAN > Virtual AP > [vap profile] > SSID

    Dustin Burns
    Senior Mobility and Access Engineer @WEI

    ACCX 1271| ACMX 509| ACSP | ACDA | MVP Guru 2021
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  • 3.  RE: How to remove lower data rates

    Posted Sep 16, 2021 11:23 AM
    Thanks for this Dustin. I also have a quick follow up question if you don't mind answering. Would this change have to be an SSID-wide change? I would like to test these changes in one specific area first but not have to use a different SSID for the testing. 

    Ray Schaufenbuel
    Systems Administrator & Network Support Specialist
    Office of Information Technology | Coe College

  • 4.  RE: How to remove lower data rates

    Posted Sep 16, 2021 12:54 PM
    On the surface, yes it would be an SSID wide change. Anywhere you've used that SSID profile, if you make a change to it, all APs referencing that profile would experience the change.

    However, if you create a new Virtual-AP profile referencing a separate modified SSID profile (that can be the same SSID, but with the lower rates dropped out), you can do a single AP override (or as many as you want for testing). It's also easy to undo after the testing.

    If the above sounds like gibberish to you, please don't attempt it in a production environment. You could end up with a lot of unintended consequences. Successfully doing a single AP override (like I describe above) requires an in-depth understanding of profile usage and how they chain together / reference each other.