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Limit Users Wireless Speed

Hey guys,

I have a small hotel that needs 4-5 access points. Now there are about 70-80 people who will connect to the WiFi. I want to setup a policy that limits each user to 1mb/download. What device would i need?
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You can do that at the router/firewall - you'd just need to choose one that does bandwidth limiting.  A ready-made solution would be something like the Zyxel N4100 hotspot router...

http://www.zyxel.com/us/en/products_services/n4100_vsg_1200_v2.shtml?t=p

You could also use something like DD-WRT installed on a compatible router.
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craig, can that do it by user?
If you mean can it differentiate on a per-login basis as to which user gets how much bandwidth, no.  It can do fair-share bandwidth limiting by setting a top-line value which will be applied to each user.

If you want the ability to apply 512Kbps to user1, and 2Mbps to user2, etc, you'd be better looking at DD-WRT or a proper UTM device.
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I want a proper UTM device. Please advise.

Also some nice AP's would be great too. Would i need a wireless controller to manage everything?
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Craig,

Do you have a Ubiquiti model you recommend?
Meraki is made for this. A few aps all managed from the cloud controller with very easy per user bandwidth limits. You can even add a paid tier with different limits.