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Restricting throughput bandwidth in User Profile policy
I have tried using the same limit (eg 5400 kbps) for each of the User Rate Limits and Policing Rate Limits.
I have also setting Radio and Rates and MCS values to N/A from the SSID Optional Settings > Radio and Rates > 2.4 and 5 GHz settings.
I would prefer to keep the SSID policy as standard and only adjust the User Profile policy.
So far I have only been able to provide no noticeable limits to users, through to an unusable service.
It would be great to have a quick overview of how best to manage and limit the bit rate available to certain User Profiles.
If you want to do a shared bucket (one 5400 kbps bucket shared by all devices with that user profile), also use the Policing Rate Limit under QoS Settings.
When you are done, save the user profile and make sure to upload the configuration to your APs. You can verify what User Profile a client device is assigned from the Monitor > Active CLients page. You may need to add the User Profile Attribute column to the display though.
You definitely should not adjust the Radio and Rates within the SSID to throttle user bandwidth usage. Removing higher data rates in this way actually causes the entire network to perform slower, requiring clients to stay on the air longer to complete each transmission.
Scott M., Sr. Support Engineer
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What should happen when all clients simultaneously try to use as much bandwidth as possible? Will all 10 clients share 2500Kbps between the 5 AP’s? What happens when the network policy is assigned to multiple remote sites? What happens with a campus LAN?
Or is the policing rate applied only per AP so that the 2 clients connected to each AP will share the maximum 2500Kbps? Therefore 10 clients spread across 5 AP’s could really do 12500Kbps total bandwidth.
Tim Ruda, Employee
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