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Advertise QBSS Load Information Element in Beacon.

Ever wanted to know how many clients are associated to a Basic Service Set without looking in the controller? If yes then enable QBSS Load IE.

 

Go to your SSID profile and click Advanced.

Scroll down until you see Advertise QBSS Load IE

Click it then apply.

 

 

Now fire up your packet capture utility and check it out.

 

 

Let me know if you have used this in the field and for what purpose. 

Sean Rynearson
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Re: Advertise QBSS Load Information Element in Beacon.

That would be "A" for Awesome, Srynearson!

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Aruba Employee

Re: Advertise QBSS Load Information Element in Beacon.

Nice post Sean :), I have used QBSS in a Cisco Infra for a Voice Client  Troubleshoot scenario where ASCOM phones were doing some agressing Roam...Eventually it  narrowed down to be a load issue in one of the AP's. 

- Akram
MVP

Re: Advertise QBSS Load Information Element in Beacon.

Dragging up an old topic here, but would there be any reason NOT to enable this?

And is it still usefull with arm's client-match?

Would having both enabled be good/better/not advicable?

 

Koen (ACMX #351 | ACDX #547 | ACCP)

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Re: Advertise QBSS Load Information Element in Beacon.

The reason why it was added because Cisco phones leverage that parameter and in a multivendor environment, those phones would prefer access points that have that element enabled. It is much less useful in a uniform environment.

I would say, you never know how a client responds to that check box, so if you do not have Cisco phones in a multivendor environment, do not enable it.
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Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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Aruba Employee

Re: Advertise QBSS Load Information Element in Beacon.

It again depends on whether Load based CAC is used or BandWidth based CAC is configured on, if it is load based CAC, then enabling QBSS Load IE will help in a Mixed Client Environment. 

- Akram
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