We have several Balance 30s deployed over several years. But I have never accessed any of the portal, group, or bandwidth throttling features. Looking to get some advice on how to achieve the solution I’m seeking.
Solution: One Balance 30. Private property. Owners and guests. Owners should get full bandwidth, and guests should be throttled. No data caps needed. I see that a portal can be activated, and that user groups can be created. HOWEVER, in examining the Balance 30 feature set (7.11 although we can go to 8.x) it appears that the ability to apply throttling to a specific group of users is IP based (single addresses or a range).
This is not an ideal solution, as the devices used by the owners varies over time, so such an approach would involve a layer of management. It would be preferable to key to a user group based on criteria such as a differing set of credentials to login to the network/appliance. One set of creds for the owners and another set of creds for the guests. Is this doable?