As an implementation engineer, you have just received initial design specs from a network designer for your dual-band 802.11n deployment. The network design documents prescribe the following data rate configuration for the 2.4 GHz radio:
Basic Rates — 5.5, 6, 11, 12 Mbps
Supported Rates — 9, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps as well as MCS 0-15
What will result from this design strategy?
- A: By disabling support for 1 and 2 Mbps while allowing 5.5 and 11 Mbps, the network will force 802.11b clients to use these higher data rates.
- B: Protection mechanisms will always be in use on this network to support 5.5 and 11 Mbps as basic rates.
- C: HR/DSSS (802.11b) stations will not be able to associate to the service set.
- D: This configuration violates the IEEE specification that defines 6, 12, and 24 Mbps as mandatory data rates for 802.11g/n.