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Verifying Bandwidth Limitations on your network

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If you have implemented bandwidth limitations on your Meraki wireless network, here are a few ways that you can verify that the limitations are being honored.

  • 1. Verify on Dashboard
    • After configuring the bandwidth limitation, allow a few minutes for the change to take effect on your network.
    • Obtain the MAC address of the wireless Client
    • Log on to your network on dashboard
    • Navigate to Monitor > Clients and find a client in the displayed list that has passed traffic after the bandwidth limitations were put in place.
    • Scroll over the wireless client. On the chart displayed at the top of the page, you will see the amount of usage the client has transmitted (shaded) relative to the total amount of data transmitted on the wireless network.
    • The peak of data transmission for the wireless client should not exceed more the bandwidth limitation that you have specified for the SSID that the wireless client is associated to.
      • Note that the client screen will show total client usage, including inbound and outbound traffic. Therefore the maximum value on the display can be equal to the sum of the up and down speeds specified.
  • 2. Verify on the Client
    • After configuring the bandwidth limitation, allow a few minutes for the change to take effect on your network.
    • Verify that the wireless client is indeed connected to the SSID that has the limitations applied.
    • From the Client Machine , Open your web browser ( Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, etc. )
    • Navigate to www.speedtest.net
    • Click Begin Test
    • The results should come back honoring the limitations you have configured through the Meraki Cloud Controller for that particular SSID.

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09:58, 3 Feb 2015

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