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New feature available: bandwidth control on a per user-level

bandwidth control on a per user-level

Tanaza just released a new feature: the bandwidth control on a per user-level.

Tanaza already features the bandwidth management per SSID, which means that WiFi administrators can limit the total amount of bandwidth available for one SSID.

  • Example: in a Hotel with only two guests.
    A WiFi administrator configures an SSID with a maximum bandwidth of 10 Mbps.
    If the first guest could use 7 Mbps, the second guest will only be able to use the 3 Mbps remaining.
    The bandwidth is not shared equally among WiFi users.

 

What is the difference with the bandwidth control per user?

The bandwidth control per user means that a network administrator can limit the amount of bandwidth one user can use on the WiFi network.
The limit is set at the user level and not, at the global level (SSID). 

The capability to specify the bandwidth users can access will guarantee the same users’experience; the bandwidth is divided equally among WiFi users. Also, Tanaza’s Bandwidth Control per Client feature comes with a “boost” function, which allows hotel guests to exceed the bandwidth limit for a few seconds when they use a WiFi service.

  • Example: in a Hotel with only 5 guests.
    A WiFi administrator limits the bandwidth of the Hotel SSID at 10Mbps.
    Besides, he limits the bandwidth per WiFi users at 2Mbps.
    Each guest will have the possibility to use until 2Mbps while browsing. The bandwidth is shared equally between guests.

This new feature should solve issues especially for WiFi networks deployed in hotels where the WiFi users experience is significant.

 

bandwidth control on a per user-level

Tanaza Firmware now available for Ubiquiti Networks’ UniFi AP AC PRO, AC LITE, AC in-wall (IW), AC Mesh, AC Mesh PRO, AC LR long range

With its latest release (firmware 2.17) in December 2017, Tanaza continues its firmware releases for the Ubiquiti Unifi AC access points, starting with the widely used UniFi AC Mesh Pro, UniFi LR (long range) and UniFi AC PRO.

UBNT’s UAP AC APs are widely used by managed solution providers and hotspot providers globally.

Just after a few months from the release of UBNT’s UAP AC APs Tanaza started developing the firmware for these products. In this way, Tanaza allows enterprise-level cloud-management of the whole UBNT’s Unifi 802.11ac series.

Among all Ubiquiti Unifi AC access points, the devices that are already compatible with Tanaza’s software are: Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO, UniFi AC Lite, UniFi AC In-WALL (AC-IW), UniFi AC Mesh, UniFi AC Mesh PRO, and UniFi AC LR (AC Long Range).

Being a cloud-based software, Tanza allows network administrators to manage their multi-vendor devices from the cloud. Also, network admins can manage Ubiquiti Nanostations from the same dashboard they use for their UniFi devices.

Thanks to Tanaza’s software, it is possible to manage the access points from the cloud and create public hotspots with social login as authentication method. Tanaza replaces the stock firmware and adds enterprise configuration capabilities to multi-vendor devices, including TP-Link, Ubiquiti, D-Link, Netgear, Engenius, Ligowave, and others.

In early 2017, Tanaza implemented a new graphic interface and added many features to its software. Among them, it developed a captive portal that is 4.5X faster in comparison to the previous versions and up to 3x faster than other commonly used captive portals. Furthermore, Tanaza has promptly released a patch for the KRACK vulnerability for all Ubiquiti devices, so as to increase the security levels of all access points that run Tanaza’s firmware.

Tanaza allows scalable multi-site, multi-clients wireless network management and monitoring, and eliminates the need for hardware controllers thanks to its smart alerting system, zero-touch deployment, and centralized dashboard. Other valuable features of Tanaza’s software include a responsive and customizable captive portal with social login and social-actions-based login (Facebook Like and Check-in), a multi-role voucher-based login system, APIs, and integrations with Google Analytics and Mailchimp for wifi marketing campaigns.

Tanaza’s firmware can be installed and uninstalled on Ubiquiti Access Points easily, and the software is available for a 15-days free trial with unlimited clients and connected access points.

Vote for the access point you need

Tanaza upvoting system

Tanaza is a multi-vendor software that supports a large range of access points, providing its customers with scalability and control over their hardware budget.

To remain closely focus on Tanaza customers’ requirements, Tanaza set up a way that allows customers to upvote for the hardware they expect to find. This way, our Engineer team can give priority to a specific hardware or version rather than another one.

For example, on the screenshot, you can see that at present, Tanaza supports the TP-Link TL-WA5210G version 1 in beta and that it could soon support version 2 as well if upvoted as one of the priorities by Tanaza customers.

Moreover, if an access point model is not supported yet and doesn’t appear as a “coming soon” device, users can fill in a form to request a specific device.

By doing so, the Tanaza Engineer Team is trying to get the closest possible to Wi-Fi professional needs.

Being multi-vendor means that the Tanaza software is compatible with many access point vendors like Tp-Link, Ubiquiti, NetGear, Linksys, MikroTik, Engenius, etc.

 

Visit our Success Portal now to find out the list of supported access points by Tanaza.

Tanaza AP upvoting system

Tanaza new firmware: upgrade your MikroTik device and get higher performance

upgrade your MikroTik device

Tanaza released a new firmware to increase the overall performance of the Tanaza powered access points.

While almost all of the access points supported by Tanaza were available with the latest firmware version, some access points required a longer process to be developed and upgraded.

Up until recently, the MikroTik devices were part of the second group. However, we are happy to announce that the firmware is now available for them too!

One of the biggest improvements on the latest firmware release is the Captive Portal engine performance, specifically for access points configured with the Captive-on-LAN feature (sometimes called “Gateway” feature). This feature allows our customers to use a Tanaza powered access point as a gateway by adding Tanaza Hotspot management features to an already existing Wi-Fi network.

The problem often faced when using Tanaza as a gateway is that it could lead to a block in the performance funnel. In fact,  due to many connection requests coming from the third part access points, only one Tanaza powered device was left to manage all network. Thanks to the huge performance improvement introduced in our latest firmware, you will no longer have to deal with this issue and you can now make the most of your MikroTik access point.

Upgrade now your MikroTik devices to get higher performances from your Tanaza!

 

If you don’t know how to upgrade your Tanaza firmware, read this article for more info.

 

Need professional devices? Get a Ligowave Infinity

Need professional devices? Get a Ligowave Infinity

Ligowave devices of the Infinity series are a new entry in our list of supported devices.

These access points are very small, nice to see, and have an interesting price-quality ratio.
They’re suitable for any indoor deployments, particularly when you’re in need for ceiling- and wall-mountable, PoE devices, with a minimal eye impact.

The supported devices include NFT-1N, NFT-1NAF, NFT-2AC.
While the first two devices run the 802.11n standard, are mono-radio and can be used only for deployments with up to 50 clients indicatively, the newer NFT-2AC is a 1200Mbps AC device, suitable for deployments with 100-150 clients.

If you want to provide your customers with well-working wifi, and reduce the expenses for hardware, get a Ligowave device from an authorized distributor today.

 

Click here to see the full list of compatible devices