How do you allow student owned devices access to the network?
I've been asked to investigate the possibility of allowing student owned laptops access to the network for internet and possibly file access.
I'm aware of the security, PAT and insurance issues, but not sure on the best technical method
As a background we already have in place Ruckus wireless and smoothwall NG. Email is the only service currently available externally. This would be for sixth form students to start with.
I can see two possibilities to this:
Divide the network with VLANs and create a guest area that has internet access. - Proxy settings would be a problem, as would file access.
Setup a Remote desktop server - allow student devices access to this server only using ruckus restrictions. - cost prohibitive? Is citrix a better solution?
I think RDS has more advantages because the enviroment is controllable and there would be less compatibility issues, but I've never had to set one up before - how does the licensing work? what spec server is needed? etc
Has anyone already set up a student laptop access system? or is it more hastle than it's worth?