How to specify different wifi connection speed???



  • How can I set my APs to negotiate at different speeds, I have CM9 wlan cards on alix aps.

    [CM9 AP mode] ====== [CM9 Infrastructure mode] (same channel, same SSID)

    for instance I am trying to authenticate at A turbo (108mb), so I pick A turbo from the drop down on both my aps and pick an A turbo channel, but when I go to status it only shows they are connected at 36 mb - this is still in a test lab about 10 feet apart, so rx power shouldnt be a problem.



  • no ideas - some command line switch?

    This is to bridge 2 buildings that dont have wired access, and still gaurantee maximum speed across the link.

    but this would also be good to know for limiting usage when many wireless users are connecting to give better reliability and better spread of bandwidth to all users - for instance limiting wifi negotiation to only 1mb if there are 30-40 users vs everyone being allowed 11mb or 54.



  • In turbo all speeds are doubled, so 36 is in reality a link of 72mbit.

    PS, you cant bridge pfsense in station mode, AP mode only.



  • @lsf:

    In turbo all speeds are doubled, so 36 is in reality a link of 72mbit.

    PS, you cant bridge pfsense in station mode, AP mode only.

    So that means if I buy a 108 card it will never truely achieve its max speed????

    When I say bridging - I dont mean bridging interfaces, I mean point-to-point wifi bridge.



  • does the <media>option come to mind here?

    can anyone tell me what the proper config would be to hard set 1mbps for a hostap?</media>



  • ifconfig ath0 list caps to show the different speeds/modes
    then ex.:
    ifconfig media DS/11Mbps or whatever you want to set it to.


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