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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. 


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Master Geek

  # 262773 9-Oct-2009 15:01
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Bluesocket -> expensive but it works, contact

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


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Master Geek

  # 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.


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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