Don't be silly
no one plays COD over WiFi
The latest wi-fi routers know which applications are asking for wireless connectivity and can prioritise those that matter while still letting data trickle to those which don't. The technique, which maker Aruba calls "AppRF", looks at the packets to work out what each wi-fi client is doing, allowing the enterprise to decide …
I can remember when Fyodor introduced this in nmap to identify operating systems and a couple of more entertaining people busied themselves with hacking network stacks to mess it up.
It'll be interesting to see how long this will last before someone cooks up a method to bypass it, and make that "rock star" Gary Glitter..
there have been many routers/ switches ( whats in a name?? they always have the wrong one, just note the model number.... :roll: ) that will do..
QOS ( setting priority of each port)
Rate limit (bandwidth limit set in Mb - on *individual* port ! :) :) )
this does it all.. Make sure it has the ** E ** in the name...
"bandwidth setting per port" isn't the same thing. this is wireless qos.
Aruba has the best enterprise-class wifi. Juniper's kit is ok but it's a bit limited, as is Cisco's. Aruba is the only one with a per-session firewall and having worked with all three, Aruba is the one I recommend first to clients.
> "bandwidth setting per port" isn't the same thing. this is wireless qos.
Um, port in here is not talking about the physical port into which one connects a network cable. Instead, it is talking of a network port, the likes of which are defined in /etc/services . Each service generally has a defined range of ports it uses (httpd = 80, https = 443, etc).
How is this anything new? We've had QoS traffic shaping capabilities in Linux for well over a decade, and distributions of Linux such as OpenWRT specifically targetting WiFi and ADSL routers. These initially targetted the immensely popular Linksys WRT54G routers, originally released in 2002, and a decade later custom upgraded models (more RAM, bigger flash) are still available "new" on ebay by professional modifiers. I've certainly been applying traffic prioritisation and shaping on my Linux routers for over a decade, so why is this "new" product in any way newsworthy?
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