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Guest bandwidth usage and monitoring with two controllers

Has anyone set up a tool to monitor guest WLAN bandwidth usage? I know that I can do this for a 15 minute window in the dashboard (6.1.3.1 on a 3000). I tried to use our network monitor (Statseeker) to SNMP poll for all interfaces including the VLAN that is used for guest access, but there is no data there, just zero. I was curious if anyone else has ever wanted to know this data or keep it historically.

 

I also have a question about the controllers and bandwidth limit for guests. I am about to increase our current limits we have set (2 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up) by a meg each, and up until now I thought that this limit was spread across both controllers. When I look at the dashboard graph for WLAN usage for the guest WLAN on both controllers, they are each showing peaks to 2 Mb, so I think this is a limit set per controller. Is that right? The controllers are set up as a master/slave with AP’s spread across them.

 

Thanks,

Levin

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Re: Guest bandwidth usage and monitoring with two controllers

The limit is set per controller, yes, so your peak rate will be double what you have configured on a single controller.

 

 If you have your controller connected to a switch, you might want to try to use Statseeker on that device, to view the guest VLAN, instead...

 


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Re: Guest bandwidth usage and monitoring with two controllers

Thanks for the reply Joseph. Unfortunately I am not able to separate the guest traffic like that as it is currently a nat in the controller and going out a trunked port, although I am in the process of redesigning to a more secure physical connection from a free port on the controller straight to a Juniper SSG, then I can do just what you suggested.

 

So since we have the guest firewall policy set with a bandwidth contract of 3 Mb/2 Mb per role, can I further confine that to say 500 Kb per user? That way one user can’t hog all the pipe. When I look at the setting it looks like it is an either per user or per role but not both.

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Re: Guest bandwidth usage and monitoring with two controllers

Make it 500k per user in that role.

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Re: Guest bandwidth usage and monitoring with two controllers

Okay, so it sounds like it is either per user or per role, but no option to limit a user to one level then further limit all users to a max level (like a not no exceed limit).

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Re: Guest bandwidth usage and monitoring with two controllers

No, there is not.

 


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