Re: A Wonder it Works at all
From: Duane Arnold (notme_at_notme.com)
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 16:45:11 GMT
Geoff Lane <email@example.com> wrote in
> Reading the thread Wireless and Firewall under comp.security.firewalls
> recently I wonder how on Earth WiFi works at all.
> There was reference in this thread to MTU and on my AP set up page
> there is RTS threshold, beacon interval, fragmentation length,
> preamble and DTIM interval, I assume they are all important and wonder
> how on Earth they all work togethher.
Because that only pertains to the wireless connection only and what is
happening between the transmitter and receiver.
> Whilst typing has the AP's fragmentaion length setting any connection
> with the MTU setting for each individual Network Card?
No, because wired routers have that sitting as well and is based on the
connection type to the ISP. However, you can go to the O/S and set the MTU,
which I think Winpoet does for the O/S that is on a machine that's making a
direct connection to a PPPoP.