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Regular Contributor I
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Registered: ‎08-29-2008

Possible Performance Issues With Long User Idle Timeout

 We are rolling out BYOD to all of our schools and to make sure that the students don’t need to keep on re-associating to the wireless each time their device goes to sleep for a long period of time, I’ve been requested to set the User Idle Timeout to 4 hours. I’m not too keen on doing this but I need to know some possible performance issues this may cause.

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Re: Possible Performance Issues With Long User Idle Timeout

Besides that your users will still show up 4 hours after they are already gone, nothing.. ;)

 

Switch to 802.1x for those clients and your logout issues are averted.



Colin Joseph
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Regular Contributor I
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Registered: ‎08-29-2008

Re: Possible Performance Issues With Long User Idle Timeout

Thanks Colin,

 

On our internal network we have 802.1x but the powers that be have decided that BYOD will be a free for all.

 

 I can't believe how many educated people who use Wi-Fi at McDonald's, Starbucks and Conference Centers etc... cannot remember to click on a browser in their smartphones and tablets at the schools... I bet the students wouldn't have an issue with it. LOL

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