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How Do I Configure the Gateway Cable Modems?

Function Keys

The following function keys appear on the Setup Firewall – Event Logging page.

Key

Description

Apply

Applies and saves the values you enter into the

 

fields without closing the screen

Clear

Clears the Access List

Remove

Removes entries from the Access List

 

 

Add

Adds a client to the Access List

Submit Access List

Saves and activates changes to the Access List

Changes

 

Configuring Wireless Data Rates and WiFi Thresholds

Use the Setup Wireless – Advanced page to configure your WAP data rates and wired fidelity (WiFi) thresholds.

If you are not familiar with the advanced settings detailed in this section, contact your cable service provider before you attempt to change any of the gateway cable modem default wireless advanced settings.

Click Advanced in the Wireless section of the Setup page to access the Setup Wireless – Advanced page.

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Setup Wireless – Advanced Page Example

The following illustration is an example of the Setup Wireless – Advanced page.

We recommend that you donot change the default wireless settings that are shown in the preceding illustration unless you are instructed to do so by your cable service provider.

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How Do I Configure the Gateway Cable Modems?

Setup Wireless – Advanced Page Description

This section describes the section headings and fields descriptions of the Setup Wireless – Advanced page.

If you make changes in the Setup Wireless – Advanced page, clickApply to apply and save your wireless advanced settings.

Field Name

Description

Basic Data Rates

Displays the default initial data rate for associating with

 

a WAP. For maximum client compatibility, it is

 

recommended that the Basic Data Rates are set at

 

1, 2 Mbps so that older cards can easily gain access to

 

the network. This setting specifies the minimal set of

 

required data rates

Control Tx Rates

Displays the transmit data rates the WAP uses is a

 

function of signal strength and signal quality. For

 

maximum potential link speed, it is recommended that

 

you select all control Tx rates: 1, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mpbs,

 

and 11 Mbps

Beacon Interval

Displays the time interval that the WAP uses to

 

announce itself to remote devices. The Beacon

 

Interval should be left at 100ms for compliance with

 

most client cards. The Beacon Interval specifies how

 

often packets are sent by the Access Point (AP) to

 

synchronize a wireless network and it’s clients

DTIM Interval

Displays the time interval between

 

Broadcasts/Multicast transmissions. The DTIM

 

(Delivery Traffic Indication Message) Interval is a

 

countdown informing the wireless clients of the next

 

window for listening to broadcast and multicast

 

messages. When the AP has buffered broadcast or

 

multicast messages for associated clients, it sends the

 

next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. AP clients hear

 

the beacons and awaken to receive the broadcast and

 

multicast messages. The DTIM Interval should be left

 

at 3 ms for compliance with most client cards

Fragmentation

Fragmentation and ready to send (RTS) thresholds

Threshold

should be set equivalent to the maximum Ethernet

 

frame size allowable on the link including overhead

 

(1536 bytes). Lesser settings can damage data

 

throughput as large frames could be fragmented or

 

collisions could occur

 

 

RTS Threshold

The RTS/CTS threshold determines at what packet

 

size beyond which the RTS/CTS mechanism is

 

invoked.

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