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SBG6580-2: Wireless Airtime Quality Prioritization

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How can I change the Wi-Fi performance of my SBG6580-2?
The SBG6580-2 has the ability to enhance Wi-Fi performance by Airtime Quality Prioritization.   This Enhancement helps balance the Airtime Usage when there are wireless clients with different wireless protocols like 802.11b, g, n or ac connected to the gateway.  By enabling Airtime Quality Prioritization, all wireless clients connected to the gateway will receive an equal share of the bandwidth, and ac wireless clients will receive a higher throughput.  Some wireless clients based on older technologies may receive less bandwidth than others when running in a mixed environment.  This document describes how to enable Airtime Quality Prioritization.

Enable Airtime Quality Prioritization
  1. Launch a Firefox or Safari browser.  Enter into the address box, and press the Enter key.  

    NOTEA browser message on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera, may appear when accessing the Web Manager.  The message includes 192.168.01 uses an unsupported protocol and ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH.  The Web Manager uses an earlier version of the TLS protocol and does not match the version allowed by the web browser.  Safari browsers on Apple PC and mobile devices are not impacted.  The workaround to access the Web Manager with a PC is to use the Firefox browser and set the TLS version to 1.  For workaround instructions refer to article # 19435 - uses an unsupported protocol
  2. A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager.  There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager.  For instructions to bypass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.
  3. On the Login page, enter admin or a customized username in the Username field.
  4. Enter password or a customized password in the Password field.

    NOTE: On later versions of the SBG6580-2, the Wi-Fi Security Key is used as the default admin password printed on the bottom white label.  For assistance with Web Manager Access, refer to article # 18752 – SBG6580-2: Web Manager Access.

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  5. Click the Login button.  The Home page will appear.

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  6. Move the mouse cursor over the Wireless on the main menu and click the Performance Enhancements link on the sub-menu.  The Wireless - Performance Enhancements page will appear. 

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  7. On the Wireless - Performance Enhancements page, click the Airtime Quality Prioritization drop-down menu and select Enabled.
  8. Click the Apply button. 

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