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Occasional Contributor I

Re: T-Mobile UMA and Aruba

Sounds like WMM is a must + the following netdestination and firewall policy:

netdestination tmobile-uma-svc
host 208.54.3.1 255.255.255.0
host 208.54.4.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.6.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.7.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.8.1 255.255.255.0
host 208.54.83.1 255.255.255.0
host 208.54.84.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.85.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.86.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.87.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.88.1 255 255.255.0
host 208.54.90.1 255 255.255.0
!
ip access-list session tmobile-uma
user alias tmobile-uma svc-esp permit disable-scanning queue high
user alias tmobile-uma svc-ike permit disable-scanning queue high
user alias tmobile-uma svc-natt permit disable-scanning queue high
!
User-role logon
Session-acl tmobile-uma position 1

Also, based on sable.cantus' last post, the 8320 phones are having issues making phones calls.

sable.cantus - it's been a few months since your last post, are you still having issues with 8320 phones?
Contributor II

Re: T-Mobile UMA and Aruba

Calls are fine when the user is stationary. It's roaming that leads to all the problems.
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Occasional Contributor I

Re: T-Mobile UMA and Aruba




interesting, what phone models do you have? How about Aruba OS version?

We will be testing the following models: 9700, 8520, and 8900 (don't know yet what version BB OS phones are running yet)

We are running Aruba OS version: 3.3.2.22

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Contributor II

Re: T-Mobile UMA and Aruba

ArubaOS 3.4.1.0 but we've been using UMA for a while now. Most of our users are on 8320 but I have also tested 8820, 8900, and the 8630. The 8820 was good once updated to 4.5 even on roaming. I think it's the 'a' radio that helps with that. I used the 8900 for a while and had very good results - except when I started walking around.

We also found that the amount of traffic on the controller has something to do with the performance of the device. When the controller is at a high cpuload (above 30%) then we tended to see more sos.

Unfortunately, I have never been able to get the users to give me exact data to compile.

Our next step is to move a group of AP's to a new controller and see if the same issues persist.
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Authentication

What type of authentication you guys using for Blackberry phones? I would like to implement UMA in our Aruba wireless network but strictly allow only our company issued blackberry.
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Blackberries

I will let others weigh in, but it mostly depends on how difficult it is to administer. Some shops use full 802.1x with username and password on a Blackberry, but they need a way to get the certificate on the device, in addition to training to user to change his password so that his blackberry does not lock him out when it expires. Others use WPA/WPA2 preshared and put firewall policies to optimize the T-Mobile traffic. Last but not least, we have seen one set of users that put the T-Mobile optimization firewall policies in the "logon" role of a guest SSID, so that users can make UMA calls with no difficulty without logging in, but if they want to pass data, they have to authenticate with a captive portal. Even though it has already been mentioned in this thread, a whitepaper on how to optimize firewall rules for T-Mobile UMA traffic is here: http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/technology/whitepapers/wp_tmobhs.pdf

*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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