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Cradlepoint router supporting client data rules

 
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fotto
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Cradlepoint router supporting client data rules Reply with quote

I'm currently in a fringe Verizon area (with no DSL or cable) but getting good LTE signal by way of external antenna & 4G signal booster to UML290 USB modem, which is connected to a CT35 router. This serves as our whole house data connection as we have no access to DSL/Cable data plans as neither is available.

The issue I'm having is being able to monitor and throttle client usage in the home to not exceed by 12GB Verizon data plan. I have set a router usage rule to 8GB but it never matches what Verizon says I use. For example, last month I was at 11.5GB per Verizon but my CT35 indicated less than 5GB. Very suspicious but not sure what to do other than trust Verizon. Shocked

So, I am trying to find a UML290 compatible device where I can make data limit rules for individual client connections (IE put data limits on my daughters IPOD/IPAD), or at least monitor them individually.

I thought I read that CP's newer FW release of 5.x supports what I'm trying to accomplish in the MBR95 but was curious if anyone knows more about this?

Any other suggestions welcome. This data issue is becoming a major challenge for me and would like to find a solution to it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MBR95 only allows you to set data usage rules and monitor the usage for the entire network.

The MBR1400 model does everything the MBR95 does, but will also allow you to monitor data usage per client. Unfortunately, there's no way to set specific limits for each client.

However, it does have a 'Hotspot Service/Captive Portal' you can enable, which will let you limit download and upload bandwidth to any client that connects to that Hotspot SSID. You can find more details on that on Cradlepoint's Knowledgebase article
"How to Setup Hotspot Services/Captive Portal."

Another option you may consider is incorporating a Pepwave AP One or AP One Mini, which would act as your WiFi access point instead of the Cradlepoint. With the Pepwave APs you'll be able to set bandwidth limits per WiFi SSID or per client.
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fotto
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evdovalerie wrote:
The MBR95 only allows you to set data usage rules and monitor the usage for the entire network.

The MBR1400 model does everything the MBR95 does, but will also allow you to monitor data usage per client. Unfortunately, there's no way to set specific limits for each client.

However, it does have a 'Hotspot Service/Captive Portal' you can enable, which will let you limit download and upload bandwidth to any client that connects to that Hotspot SSID. You can find more details on that on Cradlepoint's Knowledgebase article
"How to Setup Hotspot Services/Captive Portal."

Another option you may consider is incorporating a Pepwave AP One or AP One Mini, which would act as your WiFi access point instead of the Cradlepoint. With the Pepwave APs you'll be able to set bandwidth limits per WiFi SSID or per client.


Thanks for your reply, very helpful. Looking at the Pepwave manual, the bandwidth limiting is shown in section 7.2.3 under Guest Protect options. It's not apparent to me if when you enable bandwidth management for client(s) whether that is selectable per client or just a global setting for whatever clients are connected. Also, I don't see a time limit feature (being able to set by day or month or something else). Optimally the router would reset those limits defined by admin's preference. Maybe additional options open up when you select the "Per Client" tab?

Are you able to elaborate further on that? I am also considering just something simpler like a data monitor app running on IPAD/IPOD so I can bust the perpetrator Very Happy

Edit: After posting this I noticed that the Pepwave doesn't have a USB port to connect to my UML290. How could this replace my CP router?
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to be sure you're referencing the right section - the Guest Protect section appears to be on page 43, section 7.3.5.

No additional settings come up when you select 'Per Client' on the AP One units, so you can't actually choose what client IP addresses (or even MAC addresses) you want to limit - it limits each individual client to whatever limit you set. If possible, I would suggest you set up a separate WiFi SSID for just your daughter to use (and any other clients you want to limit). That way, you can set up an SSID for yourself and any other users you don't want or need to limit bandwidth to.

The AP One would not completely replace your Cradlepoint. The CTR35 would still handle the routing on the network, while the AP One will just handle WiFi connections. So, you would disable the WiFi on the CTR35 and just have the AP One act as the WiFi access to the CTR35 network.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evdovalerie wrote:
Just to be sure you're referencing the right section -
The AP One would not completely replace your Cradlepoint. The CTR35 would still handle the routing on the network, while the AP One will just handle WiFi connections. So, you would disable the WiFi on the CTR35 and just have the AP One act as the WiFi access to the CTR35 network.


That makes sense. One last question if I may....my CP router has Cat 5 connection to a 5 port switch for my wired network. The comm between CP and the AP One should be as simple as running Cat 5 from the AP ONe to the switch correct?

Thanks again for the help.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is correct!
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Matt
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fotto wrote:
evdovalerie wrote:
Just to be sure you're referencing the right section -
The AP One would not completely replace your Cradlepoint. The CTR35 would still handle the routing on the network, while the AP One will just handle WiFi connections. So, you would disable the WiFi on the CTR35 and just have the AP One act as the WiFi access to the CTR35 network.


That makes sense. One last question if I may....my CP router has Cat 5 connection to a 5 port switch for my wired network. The comm between CP and the AP One should be as simple as running Cat 5 from the AP ONe to the switch correct?

Thanks again for the help.


Here's a video of the bandwidth control on the Pepwave AP's - http://youtu.be/KcUORyToE74

Fast forward to about 3:41 to see where I show some of the settings. You can do per VAP (Define limit for entire SSID) or per Client (Limit for each user). If you have specific devices that you'd like to limit, my suggestion would be to assign them all static routes, place them on a specific SSID on the AP unit and put your rule in place.
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