Intergrating Wifi into a wired network
Hello and good morning, a few months ago I made a post asking about intergrating wireless into our sixth form common room and I was a bit vague in what I was asking and I thought I would give a comprehensive explanation and hope someone can help me please.
Basically recently I was asked if we could intergrate wireless into our sixth form common room, untill then our school has literally been all wired.
The aim of this is to enable the sixth formers to come in with there laptops and we will provide them with the wireless key. They must go through the proxy server to have filtered internet, and access to only 3 shared folders and there home area.
This room consists of 6 workstations which all use Windows XP and get DHCP addresses from the (server 2008 r2) and a HP Laserjet 2600 printer which uses a static IP, all of the network points in this room connect up to a Gigabit Netgear 24 port switch model number JGS524 for your information.
We are planning on connecting a Netgear ProSafe Wireless-N access points model number WNAP210.
Personally I must say I have not ever configured a group policy and will need a little bit of an explanation what to do.
I have a few questions on this if someone could answer this for me that would be brilliant please.
How does it work for the clients, because as far as im aware literally usually if we want a client to use the proxy (smoothwall) we have to go to the internet settings and go to the proxy settings and put in the address so that they can access the internet, so how do we have it so they are filtered via smoothwall without having to change any browser settings?
Usually the Client machines that we own are locked down, how do we set it so that when the students connect to our network with Macbooks, Windows 7 Machines, Windows Vista Machines and such only can have access to the areas we want?
If you could help I would be immensly greatful!
So as a summary we want filtered internet access and access to only 3 shared network drives and there documents.
Thank you very much!