About bandwidth allocation for interface users

When you create a bandwidth class for a group of users, the class is assigned the bandwidth limit of the interface automatically. However, you can change the maximum bandwidth in and out.

Share Types

When you create a class, the share type is set to "Dynamic" by default, but you can amend it.


The dynamic share type means that classes can use more bandwidth when it's spare but share fairly when it's in demand. For example, you can use this in a non-critical business or customer environment, such as a hotel lobby, school classrooms, or a company department that doesn't need guaranteed bandwidth services.


The guaranteed share type protects important traffic in the event of excessive demand from other classes. For example, you can use this in a hotel conference room, or a school classroom or company department running video training.

Per user

The per user share type ensures that users receive a fair share of bandwidth, unaffected by the usage of other users in the same class. For example, you can use this for networks where users aren't running critical applications, such as for individual guests at hotels. Bring your own device (BYOD) services are also supported through this policy.