[SATLUG] OT: Wireless Networking

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Wed Sep 11 20:18:55 CDT 2013

On 9/11/2013 9:42 AM, Don Wright wrote:
> Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>> I'd like to understand why certain settings will help or hurt, and what
>> different optional components are useful for (without having to do
>> separate searches for each individual term).
> One setting that might matter is b/g/n protocol. If all of your
> equipment supports 802.11n, then set everyone to 11n only. There is a
> switching time between each mode to allow the different protocols to
> coexist, If you're not interested in talking to an 11b device, then why
> interrupt your stream to listen for those packets? Similarly, you may
> get better actual throughput selecting 11b only if one of your devices
> has a lot of overhead in a mixed environment.
> Another potential glitch is USB wireless adapters that don't actually
> shut down when the computer is "off". Many USB jacks continue to supply
> power for device charging or wake-up events, and this can keep the
> wireless adapter transmitting. Those device-to-device "can you hear me
> now?" handshakes reduce the time available to send data.
>    --Don

THAT's exactly the kind of information I'm looking for. Definitely not 
something I could find in the device manuals. Thanks!

Al Lesmerises

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