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Prioritise SSIDs airtime

Hi experts,

 

How can I give priority to some SSIDs in the air? I mean, I have 1 employee SSID (employee) and 2 guest SSIDs (guest1 and guest2). How can I achieve "employee" to have the highest priority, followed by guest1 and guest2? I thought of configuring "Airtime" under

"Show advanced options > Bandwidth Limits", and give more airtime to "employee" and less airtime to "guest1" and less airtime to "guest2", but it seems not to be a good practice according to the following post:

 

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Wireless-Access/Meaning-of-Airtime-Limit-Aruba-Instant/td-p/275051

 

Then, how can I give priority between SSIDs?

 

Regards,

Julián

Aruba Employee

Re: Prioritise SSIDs airtime

Short of using WMM for wireless QOS, all wireless stations (including APs) use the same logic for determining when they can take control of the medium and transmit. 

 

Techniques like Airtime Fairness, Bandwidth Limits, and bandwidth contracts can be use to conform behavior, but need to consider the dynamic nature of wireless clients and variable data rates on a shared medium.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering

Re: Prioritise SSIDs airtime


@cclemmerwrote:

Short of using WMM for wireless QOS, all wireless stations (including APs) use the same logic for determining when they can take control of the medium and transmit. 

Hi Charlie,

 

Then do you mean it is difficult to prioritise SSIDs traffic because all the clients among differents SSIDs have the same priority to access the medium?

 

Regards,

Julián

Aruba Employee

Re: Prioritise SSIDs airtime


fjulianom@hotmail.comwrote:
@cclemmer

Then do you mean it is difficult to prioritise SSIDs traffic because all the clients among differents SSIDs have the same priority to access the medium?

 


That's correct. You can use things like WMM or Airtime Fairness to control from the AP downstream to clients, but the AP is contending for the medium the same as the clients are. 


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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