Cisco ASA Bandwidth management, Radius authentication, 800 users using 4 separate gateways
Posted on 2007-09-28
Hi Folks, here's a confusing one for you. I have a network with approximately 800 users. We have 12 Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Access Points spread out across our 24000 square foot campus.
Currently in place we have DIA 4mbps that is costing us $3000 monthly. We have maxed out our bandwidth and are receiving frequent complaints from the users that the internet services are too slow.
Another ISP provider is offering a business DSL connection 6mbps down and 1 mbps up. The total cost for 4 of these Business DSL connections is 200 monhtly for each connection totalling $800 Monthly and ultimately providing us with 24Mbps of bandwidth coming down the pipe and 4 MBPS upload (Obviously VIA 4 different gateways)
I have been researching a few different methods on best practices to get the best use and possibly centralize all 4 gateways through one device. Bandwidth Management and packet shaping is a priority. Currently we have 2 different solutions. A cisco ASA 5510 (Currently not using any service policy framework), that is used for all of the hardwired ports on the network and a ver 2.6 Mikrotik WISP Router wireless Hotspot and Bandwidth management device that controls all AAA access to the wireless access points.
I'd like to find out from the experts-exchange community some case studes or different solutions they may have implemented and what hardware/software solutions were used.
Thanks in advance for any help.