Wireless Network (5GHz a/n/ac)
The SSID is the WiFi network name. If you did not change the SSID, the default SSID for the
5 GHz band displays. The default SSID is also printed on the access point label (see Access
Point Label on page 8).
If you change the SSID, enter a 32-character (maximum), case-sensitive
name in this field.
From the Channel menu, select an individual channel. The default channel depends on your
selection from the Region menu.
In some regions, not all channels are available. Do not change the channel
unless you experience interference (shown by lost connections or slow data
transfers). If this situation occurs, experiment with different channels to see
which is the best.
If you use multiple WiFi access points (APs), reduce interference by selecting
different channels for adjacent APs. We recommend a channel spacing of
four channels between adjacent APs.
From the Mode menu, select one of the following modes:
•Up to 173 Mbps. Legacy mode.This mode allows 802.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11a devices
to join the network but limits 802.11ac and 802.11n devices to functioning at up to 173 Mbps.
•Up to 400 Mbps. Neighbor-friendly mode for reduced interference with neighboring WiFi
networks. This mode allows 802.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11a devices to join the network
but limits 802.11ac devices to functioning at up to 400 Mbps.
•Up to 867 Mbps. Performance mode. This mode allows 802.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11a
devices to join the network and allows 802.11ac devices to function at up to 867 Mbps.
This mode is the default mode.
By default, the access point broadcasts its SSID so that WiFi stations can detect the WiFi name
(SSID) in their scanned network lists. To turn off the SSID broadcast, clear the Enable SSID
Broadcast check box. Turning off the SSID broadcast provides additional WiFi security, but
users must know the SSID to be able to join the WiFi network of the access point.
If you set up a WiFi distribution system (WDS; see Set Up a WiFi Distribution
System on page 56), you must keep the SSID broadcast enabled.
Manage the Basic WiFi Network Settings
802.11ac Wireless Access Point Model WAC104