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Options

The Options tab in the web application allows you to configure the bandwidth limit on the internet usage along with IP and VLAN assignment for clients on employee or guest networks. To configure these options, select the employee network or guest network and then click the Options tab.

Show Network

The Show network checkbox is selected by default to broadcast the employee network or guest in the list of available Wi-Fi networks. Deselect the checkbox if you want to disable the selected network.

Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi 6 checkbox configured Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities of the network. When selected, 802.11ax capable clients can make use of enhanced throughput and transmission capabilities of the 802.11ax standard. This setting is enabled by default.

To disable this option, deselect the Wi-Fi 6 checkbox.

The Wi-Fi 6 option is only available when the device inventory has at least one Aruba Instant On AP22 access point.

Disable this feature if the client experiences problem connecting to the network.

Optimize for Video Streaming

This option enhances the quality and reliability of streaming videos by converting multicast streams into unicast streams over the wireless network, while also preserving the bandwidth available to the non-video clients.

This option is disabled by default, as some wireless clients may not be compatible with this optimization.

To configure optimization for video streaming, follow these steps:

  1. Click Networks () tile on the Instant On home page. The Networks page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to the employee or guest network to view the configuration parameters and then click Options.
  3. Select the Optimize for video streaming checkbox.
  4. Click Save.

Limit Bandwidth Usage

The bandwidth consumption for an employee or guest network can be limited based on the client MAC address. The configured limit will be maintained even when the client roams from one AP to another within the network. As an alternative, you can choose to set the bandwidth on an entire network, instead of restricting the usage per client.

To configure a bandwidth limit for each client connected to the network, follow these steps:

  1. Click Networks () tile on the Instant On home page. The Networks page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to the employee or guest network to view the configuration parameters and then click Options.
  3. Select the Limit bandwidth usage checkbox.
  4. Under Restrict bandwidth usage by, select the Client radio button.
  5. Move the slider to set the bandwidth limit for the employee or guest network. The limit is set to 25 Mbps by default. The available speed limits are:
    • 1 Mbps—Good for emails, VoIP, web surfing, music, and social media.
    • 5 Mbps—Good for online gaming, video conferences and streaming videos.
    • 10 Mbps—Good for HD video streaming.
    • 25 Mbps—Good for 4K video streaming.
  1. Click Save.

To configure a bandwidth limit per-AP SSID network, follow these steps:

  1. Click Networks () tile on the Instant On home page. The Networks page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to the employee or guest network to view the configuration parameters and then click Options.
  3. Select the Limit bandwidth usage checkbox.
  4. Select the Network radio button and enter the Downstream (Mbps) and Upstream (Mbps) limit between 1—64 Mbps.

IP and Network Assignment

The IP and network assignment setting in the Aruba Instant On web application allows you to configure internal/external DHCP and NAT for clients on employee networks or guest networks. You can configure one of the following settings on your device:

  • Same as local network (default)—This setting is referred to as Bridged mode. Clients will receive an IP address provided by a DHCP service on your local network. By default, the default network created during setup is assigned as your local network. To assign other networks, select the network from the Assigned network drop-down. The VLAN ID will be assigned to your network based on your network assignment. This option is enabled by default for employee networks.
  • Specific to this wireless network—This setting is referred to as NAT mode. Clients will receive an IP address provided by your Instant On devices. Enter the Base IP address of the Instant On AP and select the client threshold from the Subnet mask drop-down list. This option is enabled by default for guest networks.

Radio

Radio settings in the Instant On web application allows you to configure radio frequencies for your wireless network.

To configure radio frequency, follow these steps:

  1. Click Networks () tile on the Instant On home page. The Networks page is displayed. Click the () arrow next to the employee or guest network or to view the configuration parameters.
  2. Select the employee or guest network and then click on the Options tab.
  3. Under Radio, select the radio frequency. The available frequencies are:
    • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (default)—The AP will broadcast the wireless network on either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz radio frequencies.
    • 2.4 GHz only—The AP will broadcast the wireless network only on the 2.4 GHz radio frequency.
    • 5 GHz only—The AP will broadcast the wireless network only on the 5 GHz radio frequency.

Extend 2.4 GHz Range

Aruba Instant On allows you to enable or disable 802.11b rates from the network by using Extend 2.4 GHz range checkbox. By default, 802.11b rates are disabled for all the networks. To enable this option, select the checkbox. This allows 2.4 GHz clients that are far away to connect to the network by enabling lower data rates.

Enabling this option might slow down the network performance.

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