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Disable all broadcasts to specific Port

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Disable all broadcasts to specific Port

We are trying to find out how to prevent an individual port from receiving broadcast traffic. What is happening is we have a network scanner plugged into our 2610 procurve switch and when any type of device attempts to connect to our wireless access point in the building, it will kick this network scanner off of the network. We have tried working with the vendor and they won't do anything about it. I'm trying to find an alternate solution such as disabling the broadcast traffic that is generated by the wireless attempts. The type of wireless we have is a HP MSM720 with the access points being controlled by it. 


Would anyone have any thoughts about this or maybe some other alternative? I appreciate your feedback.

Michael Patmon
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Re: Disable all broadcasts to specific Port

2610 will do ingress broadcast rate-limiting but not egress, and only as a percentage of link-speed.  Not sure what threshold you need.  If you limited all broadcast then ARP packets would get dropped.


Could you put the scanner in its own broadcast domain (VLAN)?  

Honored Contributor

Re: Disable all broadcasts to specific Port

I have often had to manage networks that had attached devices that would break if they received certain types or volumes of traffic.


The answer is to segregate these devices into VLANs.

Occasional Contributor

Re: Disable all broadcasts to specific Port

Putting the individual scanner that was getting kicked off the network into its own vlan has solved the problem. Thanks for the replies.