Wireless Network Protocols


Below are the wireless specifications used at Mount Vernon. These may be advanced for most people, but you can use these protocols to check with the specifications of your device to see if it will be able to use our wireless network.

Modern Wi-Fi (5GHz)


Wireless Base Protocols

  • 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
  • 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

Authentication Protocols

  • MountVernon-Main Network: 802.1x RADIUS (WPA2 Enterprise)
  • MountVernon-IT Network: 802.11-2016 (WPA2 Personal/PPSK)
  • MountVernon-Guest Network: 802.11-2016 (WPA2 Personal)

Radio Channels

  • Channel Base Frequency = 5GHz
  • Channel Width = 20MHz
  • 36-48 (UNII-1)
  • 52-112 (UNII-2)
  • 136-140 (UNII-2 Extended)
  • 149-161 (UNII-3)
  • 165 (UNII-4)

Radio Rates

  • Optional = 12Mbps
  • Optional = 18Mbps
  • Basic = 24Mbps
  • Basic = 36Mbps
  • Optional = 48Mbps
  • Optional = 54Mbps

Legacy Wi-Fi (2.4GHz)


Wireless Base Protocols

  • 802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
  • 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)

Authentication Protocols

  • MountVernon-Main Network: 802.1x RADIUS (WPA2 Enterprise)
  • MountVernon-IT Network: 802.11-2016 (WPA2 Personal/PPSK)
  • MountVernon-Guest Network: 802.11-2016 (WPA2 Personal)

Radio Channels

  • Channel Base Frequency = 2.4GHz
  • Channel Width = 20MHz
  • 1, 6, 11 (HR-DSSS)

Radio Rates

  • Optional = 11Mbps
  • Basic = 12Mbps
  • Optional = 18Mbps
  • Basic = 24Mbps
  • Optional = 36Mbps
  • Optional = 48Mbps
  • Optional = 54Mbps