Always send management frames at MCS-0??

Ben Greear greearb
Mon Sep 9 16:10:16 PDT 2013

On 09/09/2013 12:15 PM, Krishna Chaitanya wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:40 AM, Ben Greear <greearb at> wrote:
>> I had a user request that we support always sending management frames
>> (such as EAPOL) at the lowest rate.  Evidently, other equipment does this,
>> where as normal-ish supplicant/linux tends to send them at much higher
>> rates.
>> Any suggestions on how to go about doing this properly?
>> Any opinions on whether it's a good idea or not?
> EAPOL frames are data frams from WLAN perspective
> and are unicast, thats why we send at highest possible
> MCS supported. There is no advantage in forcing them to
> go at lower rates.

Would forcing them to a lower rate at least theoretically improve
the chance that the packets are properly delivered?


Ben Greear <greearb at>
Candela Technologies Inc

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