How to disable /b and /a/g rates?
johannes at sipsolutions.net
Tue Mar 10 16:13:43 EDT 2015
On Tue, 2015-03-10 at 21:05 +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-03-10 at 12:52 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> > On 03/10/2015 12:44 PM, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2015-03-10 at 12:27 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> > >
> > >> Regardless of how good of an idea this is for real-world deployment,
> > >> would it actually be OK per the wifi spec to disable all basic rates?
> > >
> > > You seem to be confusing a few things. You cannot "disable all basic
> > > rates", as the AP determines which rates are basic rates. Certainly, if
> > > the AP doesn't advertise a rate, then it can also not be marked as a
> > > basic rate.
> > I guess I mean that I would want only the HT rates to be the
> > basic rates..none of the /b/g/a rates...
> Oh, so you want to basically support the legacy rates, but not mark them
> as basic rates? That might even work. But then you'd still not 'pure
Note that "basic rates" really just means "rate all clients have to
support". There's also an HT selector that you'd have to put into the
basic rates (the value 127 I believe, but there's a properly named
config) so that non-HT clients know not to connect to your AP.
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