Limit wired connections and users?
Hopefully someone can help me out here with what I thought would have been a relatively easy task, but my network admin tells me he can't do it.
We rolled out Ruckus wireless last summer and it has been excellent. We used PSK to authenticate against AD and we can tell who, what and where on our wireless network. Problem is, we have LAN ports all over the school and in residential buildings as both staff and students live on campus. Once we put authentication on the wireless the sessions and users went down for a while and the network was stable, but then they realised they could just plug in and go. We are a BYOD school, primarily Mac based.
Essentially what I am looking for is something like the Ruckus ZD for wired networks. I would prefer to just pull all cables but have been told I can't by SLT. Our network is unable to cope with the sessions. We have only 400 students P-12 but often have over 500 devices connected during the day. Sometimes the sessions get so high that the UTM (Untangle) just crashes under the load.
Anyone got any advice as to how to lock down the wired network down that I can pass on to my network admin?