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don
Contributor I
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Registered: ‎04-03-2007

Very high number of wireless devices returning from winter break

     It seems an alarmingly high number of wireless devices have returned to our campus this week.  After at least of year of steadily increasing numbers, we are now seeing a roughly 40% increase since last December.  At first I didn't believe what I was seeing and opened a case with the Aruba TAC to confirm reporting was accurate.  Tied into this, we upgraded from 3.x to 6.1.2.6 earlier this month and I thought this could be related.  Apparently not the case, everything we've looked at tells us that the numbers are accurate.  I'm still looking a stats, but haven't been able to come up with anything yet.

    Is anyone else seeing this magnitude of increase in devices over winter break ?
Aruba Employee
Posts: 571
Registered: ‎04-17-2009

Re: Very high number of wireless devices returning from winter break

We didn't see that kind of increase. What does the device distribution look like? Are you seeing a lot of Kindles, Nooks, iPads?

 

We also upgraded to 6.1.2.5 over the break, from 5.0.3.1.

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
Aruba Employee
Posts: 455
Registered: ‎04-02-2007

Re: Very high number of wireless devices returning from winter break

I'm thinking the Christmas break didn't help your device count :)

 

Looking at Aruba's numbers over the last year we've seen probably a 60% increase of devices in the corporate network. Some of that is hiring, but it's not 1-1. Practically everyone at work is now carrying two devices, I show up with 3-4 devices every day. Count in wireless printers, game consoles, digital picture frames, etc. and you're going to get a ton of new devices. Our planning guides are recommending at every user now count for at least two devices.

 

-awl

Andy Logan, ACDX
Director, Strategic Account Solutions
Aruba Networks
don
Contributor I
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎04-03-2007

Re: Very high number of wireless devices returning from winter break

It turns out to be a combination of things.  For one, we are actually seeing an increase in devices of ~30%.  Thanks to OS 6.x i can see that most of those are iPhones.  My AMP server was reporting another 20% over that, which is  a bug that even Airwave 7.4.6 couldn't resolve.  We're told that Aruba OS 6.1.2.7 will fix the reporting.

Frequent Contributor I
Posts: 228
Registered: ‎09-14-2011

Re: Very high number of wireless devices returning from winter break

I have noticed at least a 50% increase in the use of mobile devices on our wireless since Christmas/New Years break. The three primary devices, in order from greatest to least are Android based phones, iPhones and iPads. I have seen no real usage of Android based tablets here.

 

Location wise (for you statistic people LOL), we are CFCC in Wilmington, NC

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