How does CP limit client bandwidth?
I would like to limit bandwidth for each client (say, 1.5mbx512k) and just have the user click through the CP with no username and password. I think I understand it to be based on MAC address of the client, but I'm not positive. My situation is that I have a hotel that has the need to limit bandwidth on a per-client basis to prevent hogging, but we do not want to make the user do anything more than click a button to get through the CP because they are guests not employees.
Also, if you specify an IP to bypass the CP, does the bandwidth restriction still apply? Ideally, I would like to be able to specify an IP or MAC address that could have a different bandwidth allocation if I decide to use a router to mask a group of users to one MAC address to have a different total bandwidth allocation. Basically, the only scenario that might arise is a group that would not be limited while everyone else would have the limitation applied to keep anyone from hogging away from the group. I'm assuming I would need to use Radius to do this?
It's by MAC and IP (CP enforces the association between them). IP and MAC passthroughs have no limits in 1.2.3, they have per-entry limits in 2.0.