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Wireless Intelligent Stream Handling (WISH)

WISH is an advanced feature that can be used to prioritize some types of traffic ahead of others. WISH prioritization applies to the wireless link only.

You can give prioritized access to the following types of traffic:

To specify prioritization of traffic, you must create a rule for the type of traffic and add the rule to the WISH Rules List in the WISH screen.

From the main menu of the browser interface, under Advanced, select WISH.

Figure 6-1

This table below describes the WISH options.

Table 6-1. WISH Options
Item
Description
Enable WISH
Enables WISH prioritization.
Priority Classifiers
Applies WISH prioritization to different categories of traffic.
 
HTTP
Allows the access point to recognize HTTP transfers for many common audio and video streams and prioritize them above other traffic. Such streams are frequently used by digital media players.
Windows Media Center
Enables the access point to recognize certain audio and video streams generated by a Windows Media Center PC and to prioritize these above other traffic. Such streams are used by systems known as Windows Media Extenders, such as the Xbox 360.
Automatic
When enabled, this option causes the access point to automatically attempt to prioritize traffic streams that it doesn't otherwise recognize, based on the behavior that the streams exhibit. This acts to deprioritize streams that exhibit bulk transfer characteristics, such as file transfers, while leaving interactive traffic, such as gaming or VoIP, running at a normal priority.
Add Wish Rule
A WISH Rule identifies a specific message flow and assigns a priority to that flow. For most applications, the priority classifiers ensure the right priorities and specific WISH Rules are not required.
WISH supports overlaps between rules. If more than one rule matches for a specific message flow, the rule with the highest priority will be used.
 
Enable
Specifies whether the entry will be active or inactive.
Name
Create a name for the rule that is meaningful to you.
Priority
Choose one for each rule: Background; Best Effort; Video; and Voice
Protocol
Pick from the list (Any; TCPIP; UDP; Both; ICMP; Other) or specify another
Host 1 & 2 IP Ranges
The rule applies to a flow of messages between computers that have IP address within the ranges set here.
Host 1 & 2 Port Ranges
The rule applies to a flow of messages using the port ranges specified here between the corresponding host computers identified by their IP address the ranges.
Wish Rules List
This section lists the defined WISH Rules. Click the Enable checkbox at the left to directly activate or de-activate the entry. An entry can be changed by clicking the Edit icon or can be deleted by clicking the Delete icon. When you click the Edit icon, the item is highlighted, and the "Edit WISH Rule" section is activated for editing.

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