Recommended Mandatory/Supported Data Rates for Cisco Wireless

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We are configuring a new Cisco wireless network consisting of 12 - Cisco 1260 APs and a Cisco 2504 WLC.  I am looking for recommended mandatory/supported data rates to configure on the both the 802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n radios.  We have a mix of a/b/g/n clients.
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This is usually defined by how you intend to use the wireless network.  If you have high bandwidth requirements it is usually advised to disable lower data-rates (1-18Mbps).  Obviously though this means 802.11b clients will NOT be able to connect to the network.
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Bandwidth is not as much of an issue and reliability.
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I meant bandwidth is not as much of a priority as reliability is.  We don't have real heavy bandwidth users on the wireless.  No video or voice at this time.
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Ok, so just go with what's default - works for me :-)

Reliability will be largely affected by how well you planned  your AP deployment and how much interference there may or may not be in the vicinity.  If you plan well, your network has a good chance of performing well.

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