How would you setup this?

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As a bit of fun, and that I may deploy this and update you with the results!

I have a staff conference November this year, that will have a live Twitter element in the presentations.

Last year nobody asked the venue if 350+ people could connect and use the Public/Guest WiFi (I believe 4 AP's) all I will say .... it was slow. BBS dialup 2400kps springs to mind.

I would like to setup a SSID that I will assign 1 VLAN that will have DHCP and internet access, but let us say it will be <10Mbit down and < 2Mbit up.

I will have access to up to 5 AP330's and 8 AP121's (Taken from our offices the evening before) 1 large function room (dining layout) most likely 4 uplinks!

How would you setup hive manager, APs, policies, firewall and all the lovely application features to enable twitter to work to its full, but also let our staff have their smart phones access the normal IP functions?

Any questions?


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David Budd

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Bryan Harkins

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If the attendees are required to register in advance, I would use a network policy with Private Pre-shared Key authentication, a captive web portal with a use acceptance policy and radio profiles for the following:
1. Load balancing among neighboring Hive members based upon band usage
2. Band steering
3. Auto channel selection
4. Auto power

These are the things I would do at a minimum.  Beyond them you should read the Aerohive High Density whitepaper for more detail.

Bryan Harkins
Aerohive Training and Courseware Development manager