Scheduling/Bandwidth Question

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Here is what I want to do:

Monday-Friday during School hours (say 7:30am-2:30pm) I want to limit the use of Guest user bandwidth and then increase guest user bandwidth all other times/days.

Would I be correct that inside the User Profile config I would create a second Rate Control and Queuing Policy? Then apply the school schedule to the first, then the non-school day schedule to the new one?

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At this time, you can not set these parameters within the same SSID. Right now, the user profile availability schedules are designed to allow access during the assigned schedule, and deny access at other times. We are looking at different ways to enhance the scheduling capabilities within the system, and would welcome any ideas.

To get close to what you are looking to do, you need to create a second SSID object with a slightly different SSID name, and set a time schedule on each to control when each is being advertised. You can set the SSID schedule using the clock to the left of each SSID. The downside is that guest would need to connect to a different network when the schedule switches over, but the upside is that you can ensure no one remains on the other SSID at the scheduled times, because the SSID is no longer available.

For instance:
SSID1 = Guest
Time Schedule = Day (M-F 7:30 to 14:30)
User Profile - GuestDay
QoS - Limit throughput to 2mbps.

SSID2 = Guests
Time Schedule 1 = Night (M-F 00:00 to 7:30 and M-F 14:30 to 23:59)
Time Schedule 2 = Weekend (Sa-Su 00:00 to 23:59)
User Profile - GuestNight
QoS - default (no throughput limit)

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Thanks for the explanation Andrew. Obviously, a feature request would be to be able to achieve the end result within the same SSID name.