Restricting end user on the data usage

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Is Ruckus able to restrict the end user the data usage just like mobile phone is able to limit the data usage?
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Originex Support SG

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MLG

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No. Look into a management appliance like Untangle or Nomadix. 

Some routers may offer this feature as well. 
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Originex Support SG

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Hi MLG,

thanks for the advise.
So need a third party to manage the data usage.
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Rob Krumm

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Ruckus Wireless supports RADIUS Accounting with interim updates and CoA-DM Messages.  We can send RADIUS accounting data to your RADIUS auth / acct / billing system and will disconnect a user when the RADIUS server tells us to.   This method does allow some data leakage though, as interim updates are only sent every few minutes.

If you are looking for true volume based cut-off with no leakage, then you should investigate a Hotspot Gateway solution like Nomadix, Ucopia, Mikrotik, Untangle etc.  

Often these gateways will have additional specialized features like property management system integration etc for verticals like hospitality.
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Originex Support SG

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Hi Rob,

Thanks for the respond and solution you provided.
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Max O'Driscoll, AlphaDog

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There are minor tweaks you can apply: bandwidth restriction and scheduling WLAN availability.

Might be useful in some scenarios but they are not ways to monitor or set data limits.
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John D, AlphaDog

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Indeed. I've found the #1 contributor to high data usage is adaptive-bitrate-streaming online video. Limiting video (or just everything) to a few mbit will dramatically cut down on the ways that the average customer is going to use a lot of data.

Of course, having an actual traffic shaping / accounting gateway solution would give a lot more flexibility and power, but sometimes the simple solutions are good enough.