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Master Geek


# 42735 9-Oct-2009 14:43
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Hi guys,

I'm after a bit of info on locking down wireless networks. I am going to be trialling wireless access at the school I work for so that student's can bring their laptops / smart phones etc and get limited access to the schools network and internet.

As this is the first time I have looked at adding wireless I am not fully aware of what options are available for me. I'd like it to work much in the same way that a cybercafe works in that a student connects to the wireles network which then isolates them from everything except an authentication page. Then when they have authenticated themselves they then get limited/restricted and logged access to the network. 

Can anyone recommend some solutions that will help me achieve this? Both open source and commercial options are viable. 

Cheers,

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Master Geek


  # 262773 9-Oct-2009 15:01
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Bluesocket http://www.bluesocket.com/ -> expensive but it works, contact http://www.kalooma.com

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  # 263575 12-Oct-2009 21:20
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what wireless gear are you using?

 
 
 
 




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  # 263643 13-Oct-2009 10:54
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dynamiccomputers: what wireless gear are you using?


we have not purchased any hardware yet as some solutions may require specific hardware.

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  # 263644 13-Oct-2009 10:59
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MrAlan: we have not purchased any hardware yet as some solutions may require specific hardware.

+1

For our Bluesocket solution we went the full monty and purchased dual redundant controllers along with 75 AP's. No compatibility issues - firmware and config are all handled by the controllers, more than happy to provide a reference if necessary.

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