Wireless Networks Thread, Being a Wi-Fi Hotspot in Technical; Having read this thread:
Does any one have anything similar? Our new lord and master is keen to have ...
23rd January 2009, 05:38 PM #1
Being a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Having read this thread:
Does any one have anything similar? Our new lord and master is keen to have it in our canteen area... and I'd like the logon/register bit.
23rd January 2009, 06:03 PM #2
5th March 2009, 01:36 PM #3
Anyone using any of these? If so which would you recommend?
We are looking at putting a Hotspot in our LRC for everyone to use for Internet access..
20th May 2010, 03:38 PM #4
Did you get anywhere with this? We are looking at something similar for our 6th form area.
20th May 2010, 04:18 PM #5
We have an ARUBA managed wirless solution which has BOTH the staff/student private network and the Guest network which loads a 'captive portal' (we issue them with a U/N and PWD).
It was pretty pricey - but worth it, especially when you have multiple laptops connecting at a time. Such as in the 6th form common room.
PM me for more info.
20th May 2010, 05:14 PM #6
I'd vouch for DD-WRT on all the APs (ensure the APs can take it first, and not just the mini version so you'll need quite a bit of memory in them, there's a great Buffalo point here that has a damn good spec and will take DD-WRT perfectly, it's a router but if you reconfigure it you then have a lot of overhead memory and such to play with*). Use Chillispot with a RADIUS server to authenticate to Active Directory if you want, and a landing page for login. DD-WRT will, essentially, do everything you'd pay an absolute fortune for, for free (excluding the cost of the hardware).
Not to mention it's Wireless-N, could be used as a switch due to the 4 gigabit ports, etc... Also, NAS host.
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