Multicast oh how I hate you....

Contributor III
Contributor III

Does anyone out there have some suggestions on limiting the multicast on a wifi network? Special commands and or services that you disable before deploying 1000s of ipads and macbook airs?

We are running into a problem where our access points can't cope with the amount of multicast traffic that is going on.


New Contributor II

What wireless gear do you have deployed?

Contributor III
Contributor III

Honored Contributor

Joey: No, that was a good size broadcast storm. What was it, an F-3?
Bill: Solid F-2.
Milissa: See, now you've lost me again.
Bill: It's the Fujita Scale. It measures a broadcast storm's intensity by how much it eats.
Melissa: Eats?
Bill: Destroys your network.
Lawrence: The one we last encountered was a strong F-2, possibly an F-3.
Beltzer: Maybe we'll see some F-4's.
Haynes: That would be sweet!
Bill: 4 is good. 4 will relocate your network closet very efficiently.
Melissa: Is there an F-5? What would that be like?

Preacher: ...The Finger of God.

(or perhaps Root)

New Contributor III

OK, that's hilarious...we use some beefy HP switches and those nasty 10/100 USB adapters to send out our initial deployment that included CS5.5, Office 2011, etc. Not ideal, but better than wiping out our wireless subnet...Only ran about 20 machines at a time, though.

Dusty VanGilder

Contributor III
Contributor III

I am not talking about imaging! I am talking about everyday!!

Yeah it's a storm alright but I need some help finding the right umbrella.

So if anyone knows please let me know.