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T_A
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Registered: ‎11-13-2014

Apple TVs in large broadcast domain

Hi all,

 

I have a client who is using a lot of Apple TVs in their network (all meeting rooms have that). The thing is that for some reason is some connectivity issues and the iPads seem to drop connection quite frequently after 10-20min. This happens on both bands, coverage is ok.

 

Their LAN network desing is relatively old using a single large subnet where all wired + wireless clients, including APs and controllers are operating.

 

Would it make sense to try to drop broadcast/multicast on main SSID and create a new one for Bounjour devices (AppleTVs) where broadcast/multicast is still allowed? I have read that this could help in speed / performance issues at least.

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,487
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Apple TVs in large broadcast domain

If this is a controller-based network, you should already be using "Drop Broadcast and Multicast" on all your Virtual APs and turn on the Airgroup Feature.  Airgroup is designed to be used with "Drop Broadcast and Multicast" turned on.

 

You can also consider splitting up the subnets mainly for manageability reasons, but turn "Drop Broadcast and Multicast" on for performance immediately.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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T_A
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Re: Apple TVs in large broadcast domain

Thanks for the quick reply Joseph.

 

Do I need to buy license for "ClearPass Manager" or is Airgroup feature available separately?

 

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,487
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Apple TVs in large broadcast domain

If you are running an Aruba Controller-Based network and are running ArubaOS 6.3 and above, Airgroup is included and should be turned on by default.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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