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    Transparent / Automatic Proxy Settings

    Hi All,

    I've had a good search around but can't seem to find the answer (apologies if I happen to have missed a previous post though)

    I'm wondering if there is a way that I could set our network to automatically assign proxy details to new wireless devices?

    My thinking behind this is a previous evaluation of Smoothwall (which is technically ongoing when I get time!), and an evaluation of Rukus.
    Essentially, I'd like to be able to walk in to the site as a trusted visitor, detect a wireless network, get guest access and connect, but then have the proxy settings already assigned to the user?

    We currently have an external proxy server in use. Although I can do most of the above scenario through Rukus, I can't automatically distribute proxy settings - A user would need to enter these themselves or have access to a script to do it.

    Does anyone know the answer to my question or have a better way of doing things?

    Cheers

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    DHCP option 252 has this sort of effect in windows/IE, as long as the user has "automatically detect proxy settings" on - which AFAIK is the default.

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    Would DHCP not be suitable for this scenario though - as guest devices would more than likely have external local IP settings and not pick up DHCP broadcasts?

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    We have this setup using for our Censornet box & wireless devices. You have to add an entry to the dhcp.conf & also have a machine to host the proxy.pac file with DNS setup to point to the wpad entry.

    I can let you have more info if you'd like.

    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    Yes please - that would be great! PM me if you like

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    My Netgear Wifi serves Sch-Wifi and Guest-Wifi.
    the guest wifi routs to vlan 2 and on that has 1 server with Endian -Open Source Firewall Appliance - UTM Linux Security Distribution and that filters & Virus scans all http/s and pop and smtp and keeps it off the sch network.

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