Encapto Powered NAS Gateways listed below are Encapto configured Mikrotik routers which will provide a full suite of capabilities for connected WiFi user session management when used with the Clouddeck platform.
NAS capabilities differ in their connectivity options (ethernet ports and interface type) and in their suitability to handle different numbers of concurrently connected hotspot users.
The Mikrotik range function as an inline gateway and can be managed from within Encapto. They provide layer 3 connectivity (DHCP, DNS, NAT etc) and granular AAA session control for any WLAN vendor configured in layer 2 bridge mode.
The following table is a list of supported Mikrotik appliances with an indication of their physical properties and capability in terms of how many concurrently active hotspot clients each appliance will support.
NOTE : Symbol denotes the following:
* - Concurrent users based on single hotspot setup with external wireless APs.
Note, The recommended number of concurrent user support will reduce when you run additional hotspots on the same appliance or use complex network settings with custom firewall/filter/mangle rules and QoS.
□ - Maximum concurrent users of 40 when using the inbuilt WiFi radios in use, 20 WLAN clients per radio (2.4ghz and 5ghz).
○ - Maximum concurrent users are restricted by the 2.4ghz radio limitation. We recommend a maximum of 20 connected WLAN clients when using the inbuilt WiFi radio.
High Availability (HA) can be configured on all rack-mounted Mikrotiks by adding a second unit (same model). The HA unit has no effect on the concurrent user count in the Encapto Master licence which is configured as active-passive.
How to configure a Mikrotik device, refer to Mikrotik Integration Guide.