Cisco Application Visibility Control (AVC) & Your Wireless LAN (WLAN)

problem: you want to mitigate the use of bandwidth intensive applications like bittorrent and youtube on your production wireless lan (wlan) and blocking ports on your firewall simply isn’t getting the job done. this could be due to the randomization of ports through the applications.

it has certainly been a long time since my last post, but my hope is that you will find this tutorial to be worth the wait!

as of code release 7.4, cisco has introduced an amazing new feature on wireless lan controllers (wlc) called application visibility control (or avc as it is commonly referred to). avc provides a rich set of application controls and allows for very granular visibility into the traffic that is being generated by your wireless lan clients.

the following video is an excellent example that shows how to mark the wlan traffic you want to prioritize with the proper differentiated services code point (dscp) values and at the same time how to drop unwanted traffic on your production wlan.

okay, i hope this helps someone out there on the wire and, as always, best of luck from the dark side…


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  1. Travis, I am so happy to see the site back up! I was very disappointed when the site went down and was no longer available. I use the site as a reference for some topics and the other posts I use to learn new stuff! Your posts are the best, they are so informative and so in depth with detail, one of the best parts are the examples and the exact syntax to use! I have learned so much just from reading your posts and watching you do it in your videos. Your hard work and time is greatly appreciated! I am looking forward to learning new things!
    Thank you!

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