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How to Improve MCS Index / MCS Rates / Max Data Rate Possible Of WiFi Connection

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2022 3:23:39 PM / by Blog Team posted in MCS Index, Optifi

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In our last post, we introduced the concept of the modulation and coding scheme (MCS) index, and how it can be used to calculate the quality of a given WiFi connection. In this post, we’ll go through an example of how to use this information to understand your WiFi connection and how it can be improved.

It’s important to recognize that a wireless device’s type of 802.11 technology and the number of spatial streams supported are the limiting factors in increasing the MCS index (and therefore the maximum data rate possible). Since this is a hardware limitation, it acts as the ceiling for what is possible. 

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What is the MCS Index? How to Read and Measure It

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2021 5:22:26 PM / by Blog Team posted in MCS Index, Optifi

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Many articles have been written on how to properly calculate the quality of a WiFi connection. In this blog we will introduce one concept, the modulation and coding scheme (MCS) index, and show how it can be used to understand the quality of a WiFi connection for Windows and Mac OS computers. Modulation refers to the way data is formatted prior to transmission. The coding scheme refers to how the data is encoded while being transmitted.

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