How to Optimise Wireless Settings DWC‑1000 ‑ FW.4.4.x

Minimal Conditions:

 DWC-1000 with firmware version: 4.4.0.x or higher


Step 1 – Log into the DWC-1000 and go to “General”

Wireless > General

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Client Roam Timeout: 1
Ad Hoc Client Status Timeout: 1 
AP Failure Status Timeout: 1 
RF Scan Status: 1 
Detected Clients Status Timeout: 1 


Click “Save”

Step 2 – Go to “AP Profile”

Wireless > Access Point > AP Profile
 
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Once you see the below menu, you can configure the settings per radio…

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Step 3 – Optimize 5 GHz Band / Radio:

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Right-click over 1-Default 802.11a/n/ac (Radio 1) then click “Edit”

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RTS Threshold: 1500
Maximum Clients: 20
RF Scan Other Channels: OFF

Scroll down…

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APSD Mode: OFF
Frag Threshold: 1500
Rate Limiting: ON

Scroll down…

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Rate Limit: 30
Rate Limit Burst: 40
Channel Bandwidth: 80MHz
Radio Resource Management: OFF

Scroll down…

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Click “Save”

  

Step 4 – Optimize 2.4 GHz Band / Radio:


 
Right-click over 1-Default 802.11b/g/n (Radio 2) then click “Edit”


 
RTS Threshold: 1500
Maximum Clients: 20
RF Scan Other Channels: OFF

Scroll down…



 
DTIM Period: 1
Initial Power: 50%
Minimum Power: 30%
APSD Mode: OFF
Frag Threshold: 1500
Rate Limiting: ON

Scroll down…


 
Rate Limit: 30
Rate Limit Burst: 40
Channel Bandwidth: 20MHz
Radio Resource Management: OFF

NOTE: That possibly in roaming behaviour the “Force Roaming” to be ON

Scroll down…


 
Click “Save”

 

Step 5 – Optimization when using WPA2-AES Encryption – Go to “Security”

Wireless > AP Profile


 
Click “AP Profile SSID”


 
Right-click over the SSID (select accordingly) and click “Edit”

Scroll down to “Security”


 

WPA/WPA2: Click to select

WPA Versions:
WPA: OFF
WPA2: ON

WPA Ciphers:
TKIP: OFF
CCMP(AES): ON

Broadcast Key Refresh Rate: 0

Click ”Save”

 

Step 6 – Apply the above changes to the profile go to “AP Profiles”

Wireless > Access Point > AP Profiles


 
When you make changes, you should notice as per above “Associated-Modified”


 
Right-click over 1-Default and click “Apply”.  


Click the refresh button as per below to update the “Profile Status” column
 
 




 
Once you see the above status as “Associated”, this means that ALL new configuration settings have been sent successfully to ALL managed APs

Step 7 – The final stage to make sure the “Power & Channel” settings are appropriate for RF Management. To do this go to “Channel Settings”

Wireless > General > Channel Algorithm > Channel Algorithm 5 GHz


 

Channel Plan Mode: Interval

Click “Save”

Wireless > General > Channel Algorithm > Channel Algorithm 2.4 GHz


 
Channel Plan Mode: Interval

Click “Save”

Once above is completed, go to “Power Setting”

Wireless > General > Power Adjustments > Power Setting


 
Power Adjustment Mode: Auto

Click “Save” - The configuration is now completed.
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