Apple DPR2320TM User Manual
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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.




Applies and saves the values you enter into the


fields without closing the screen


Clears the Access List


Removes entries from the Access List




Adds a client to the Access List

Submit Access List

Saves and activates changes to the Access List



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.


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


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 and ready to send (RTS) thresholds


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