04-02-2016 02:25 PM
I may be asking the most newb question here, but let's say I ran a wireshark capture on a wifi interface and was connected to an SSID many other users use.
I see numerous broadcast packets from other clients. Several thousand per minute, in fact. Are these broadcasts actually from the clients, ie. a person in the cubicle next to me sends a broadcast and I pick it up, or is it sent to the controller first?
Does the controller re-broadcast these packets? (My belief this is the case) If so, what kind of impact does this have on controller/ap/wireless performance?
Would enabling "Drop Broadcast and Unknown Multicast Traffic" feature under VAP help increase performance?
Thank you for any input. I know it is a relatively newb question to ask, but I'd like to know the way packets like these are processed.
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04-02-2016 02:29 PM
Turning on drop broadcast and multicast will increase performance, yes.
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