Rate Limiting

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I work in a school district and was wondering if anyone a good starting point to set uplink and downlink on rate limiting?
We run a ZD 3000 with a 7982 for AP's. We are going to 1:1 next year and dont want one or two students hogging bandwith, or teachers for that matter.

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It turns out that Ruckus AP's airtime fairness scheduling algorithm is pretty good at preventing a user from monopolizing the wireless access capacity, so rate limiting is really best used to prevent a user from monopolizing the internet backhaul capacity.

As such, the optimal value for rate limiting will depend on a number of factors such as the available internet capacity and expected applications. As a default I would start at something like 25-50% of the internet backhaul capacity, just to preclude a bandwidth hog from monopolizing the backhaul, and go down from there if required. In general I think it is better to err a bit on the high side.