Blue Skies Thread, Student Devices in General; Originally Posted by DMcCoy
6th form are currently allowed wireless internet access after MAC addresses are collected and their laptop ...
20th January 2009, 12:47 PM #16
That will be our approach, when we finally get round to it
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
20th January 2009, 01:52 PM #17
What about those systems from like cisco which make sure the computer (in this case laptop) has filly updated antivirus and updates installed before allowing access to the restricted network (eg: would touch home network connection) i haven't seen/read much these but would it be worth-wile if you could get the funding for it?
20th January 2009, 01:55 PM #18
There is NAP (Network Access Protection) built in to Windows Server 2008 and various security products, the seporate VLANS and subnets just give you an extra possibly more robust level of protection.
Originally Posted by p858snake
20th January 2009, 02:27 PM #19
Allowed, but they don't use it out of fear. Packetfence has turned 9/10 sixth form laptops to goo for various reasons.
20th January 2009, 08:12 PM #20
We use a seperate VLAN for student laptops, iphones etc. All students are welcome to bring their devices in, although parents are aware of the insurance implications - damage, theft etc.We use one of the ports on our smoothwall box for filtering and DHCP.
We have printed laminate business cards with a map of the school on one side with the various WAP's identified and the wireless security key on the other, that we distribute to students on request.
20th January 2009, 11:15 PM #21
- Rep Power
Probably, in an arse-covering sense, if you're now formalising them - i.e. permitting them to bring them in and knowingly adding them to the network - you'd need to do it to cover yourself. Previously the school could just have said "we didn't know" or "they're not supposed to use equipment without PAT".
Originally Posted by NickJones
(This said we are very behind on our PAT because nothing is done about our lack of time/staffing, sigh).
As a rule we don't let personal devices on, I don't know what may happen in the future - it's outwith my control - I think I heard some mumbling about letting 6th formers on the wireless in their common room, but that's another (case of) tins of worms...
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