I know, all the information can be distilled by searching and reading on the internet.
But wouldn't it be nice if MT would produce a guideline in the wireless faq. on the setting of these in real environment.
Like when it is advised to go for configured rate setting or just to use the default (= all) setting.
And when configured rate settings are used to fine tune/tweak the link, which values would be preferable used when?
All the MCS values represent different coding schemes on how the radio's transport data over the air. But which coding scheme performs best under what circumstance is still not clear to me.
I usually play a bit with setting until I get a reasonable or good result. But maybe I can do better if I would only have some more information on the characteristics.
Now there will be obviously guys around that have plenty of time to test and test and test and test to see which coding schemes works best in certain link situation.
But many of us will not have that time and even if they have, why invent the wheel when its already known by someone else?
So, which mcs works best under deploring weather conditions like rain, snow etc.
Which works best in very long links.
Which are best in NLOS situations.
Which have best characteristics when it comes to penetrate through walls or trees etc.
Would it make a difference for each mcs value if the link is single, dual or even triple chain?
And what about the channel width?
Which values perform better under heavy noise conditions etc.
Would the type of antenna have any impact on specific values? Would some mcs value perform better on a dish or a mesh?
How important is a good noise separation between both chains of the antenna and would it make a difference on which mcs is used?
By now there must be enough knowledge gathered by many and I think MT should also be ready to share more of the secrets about the mcs values with us simple users..
I think it be in the interest of everybody if we can get the best out or our links.
Please share your knowledge....