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Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

We have a guest network that is filled with mostly phones and tablets.

What are recommendations on bandwidth limits to ensure that our employee networks get traffic priority?

Thanks,

JAB

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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

JAB,

 

Every organization does it differently based on their objective.  For organizations that have good internet bandwidth, they have removed bandwidth limits on their guest networks and have seen customer satisfaction improve.  Others have imposed limits simply because their internet pipe is saturated.  Your mileage may vary.

Colin Joseph
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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

Also keep in mind, if you have 7 series controllers, you can throttle/rate-limit at the application level instead of for the entire guest role. It's a great way to limit bandwidth intensive services like streaming and software updates.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

The AppRF feature which can control bandwidth based on application type is one of the key differentiators of Aruba products. This feature is available in both controller-based and instant-based solutions.

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Yan Liu
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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

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Running instant can we throttle at app?

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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

Yes, this capability is available in instant, however the support varies depending on AP type. What is the type of APs in your network?

Yan Liu
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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

On code 4.1, yes.

Please see Application Throttling at the link below.

http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/Instant_41_Mobile/Advanced/Content/UG_files/AppRF/ConfACLRule.htm

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

We are running 225s

Aruba Employee
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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

Then the feature should be fully supported. The link that Tim sent should be able to help you configure it.

Thanks,

Yan Liu
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Aruba Instant
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China: +86 136 2121 6844
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Re: Guest Network Rate Limits Recommendations

You're all set then. Just take a look at the link above.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
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