Cisco Access Point Roaming
Hi, after a bit of advice.
A member of SLT has secured some funding and bought a large number of Nintendo DS's, PSP's, Ipod's and netbooks. What he wants to do is have students walk around school using these devices and be able to use the network constantly, moving from access point to access point.
Currently we have some Cisco Aironet 1200 access points and a few (but with more coming) 1130AG access points. We have never had the need to set up these access points for roaming in the past.
It seems that it can be done by enabling 'Wireless Domain Services' on the access points and setting up a 'Cisco Secure Access Control Server', unfortunately a quick search of google seems to suggest the ACS software is quite expensive (something we were never asked about when they were spending all the budget on netbooks).
So how do you guys handle roaming? Do you use ACS or an alternative?
I have looked at setting up Windows as a RADIUS server. Will this do the same job as Cisco ACS? And if so how do you get it to work with non-windows devices like Nintendos and Ipods? From what I understand it installs a security certificate on the clients. We have also seen FreeRADIUS but not very hot on linux here.
I have seen there is a setting in group policy for wireless security which is obviously fine for the netbooks but again not for the other devices.
I realise there are a few questions here, as you can probably tell not done any wireless in the past (except setting up at home) so any simple info gratefully received.