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DTIM best practices

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  • 1.  DTIM best practices

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 04:49 PM

    Hi all,

     

    Do anyone have some best practices guidlines for me regarding DTIM interval?

    Best setting for VoWLAN: 1 beacon?

    Best setting for High Speed Data: 3 beacons?

     

    Many thanks in advance!

     

    Kind regards,



  • 2.  RE: DTIM best practices
    Best Answer

    Posted Apr 25, 2019 09:42 PM

    Leave it at 1, unless the manufacturer of the device specifies that you change it.



  • 3.  RE: DTIM best practices

    Posted Jun 22, 2020 05:23 PM

    Apple, for instance, recommends a DTIM period of 3. Ben Miller goes into great detail about it here:

     

    https://www.sniffwifi.com/2016/05/go-to-sleep-go-to-sleep-go-to-sleep.html

     

    Also a great post on Aruba Blogs about DTIM/TIM in general: 

     

    https://blogs.arubanetworks.com/industries/802-11-tim-and-dtim-information-elements/