Aruba - Legacy Rates and Minimum Basic Rates


The minimum basic rate is the lowest data rate that an AP will transmit to client devices. If a client device supports a maximum rate below the minimum basic rate, it will not be able to connect to the AP. This allows you to keep older devices off of a network to increase efficiency for current client devices. Legacy rates are for older devices that need to connect to a network

Set the minimum bitrate to 12mbps for a standard environment and 24mbps to a higher density environment. For legacy devices, such as the 802.11b standard, use a minimum rate of 11mbps or less.


Aruba Solution

  1. Login to Aruba Virtual Controller
  2. Click Configuration
  3. Click Networks
  4. Choose Network and click edit or pencil symbol
  5. Click Show Advanced options
  6. Under Transmit rates, set minimum basic rate