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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎03-15-2014

What is the Benefits of Bandwidth Contract ?

Now lets say I have disable the low data rates for 2.4 GHZ (1,2,5.5 Mb) to get the best for airtime and I create a bandwidth contract fron specific vlan to be 1 Mbs now what will happen actully?

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Re: What is the Benefits of Bandwidth Contract ?

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Wifi negotiated rates are not directly  related to throughput (bandwidth contracts).



Colin Joseph
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Re: What is the Benefits of Bandwidth Contract ?

ok great ,now lets say that I disabled the low data rates thats affect the signal level to  be reduced ?

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Re: What is the Benefits of Bandwidth Contract ?

Devices negotiate rates based on signal quality and signal strength.  If a device cannot send a frame through successfully at 54 X number of times, it will de-rate and try at 48, etc.

 

What exactly are you trying to do?

 



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Re: What is the Benefits of Bandwidth Contract ?

I'm not familiar with bandwidth contracts on VLANs - my options only show 'per role,' 'per user,' and 'per AP group.'

 

We have a guest role that limits bandwidth to 384 kbps up and down, on a per user basis. 

 

We typically see speed test results of 0.66 Mbps down and 0.70 Mbps up, so not exactly sure how the bandwidth contract actually works.

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Re: What is the Benefits of Bandwidth Contract ?

Bandwidth contracts on VLANs only control the rate of multicast traffic on those vlans.  http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_63_Web_Help/Web_Help_Index.htm#ArubaFrameStyles/1CommandList/interface_vlan_.htm

 

Bandwidth contracts on roles limits the rate of upstream or downstream traffic on those roles.  http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_63_Web_Help/Web_Help_Index.htm#ArubaFrameStyles/Firewall_Roles/User_Roles.htm

 

 

 



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