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    Wireless Access Point with timer

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a wireless access point where you can configure the hours it is available via the console ?

    We are thinking of buying a seperate wifi point for our post 16 pupils but we would like to disable it at 11.30 pm

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    You could just plug it into a socket timer if they don't have access to it?

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    Several managed WiFi solutions offer this as part of the management console- Ruckus and Aerohive to name but a few, these also give the option for date/ day scheduling and for different SSID's to be on different timing schedules. Drop me a PM if you fancy finding out some more details.
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    My BT Home hub does this as did my Linksys WA160N

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    The Apple Airport Extreme has timed access settings (never used them myself, but they are listed in the 'Access Control' section).

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    Meraki access points and cloud controller allow you to easily adjust the availability of your network.

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    Set your wireless to auth with RADIUS then setup hour restrictions for the accounts in AD/GP?

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    Still looking for a wifi point with a timer built in to the software if that is possible.
    If anyone knows of one let me know. Not looking for a massive wifi solution, just a cheap wifi point really.
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    As I mentioned the Apple Airport Extreme I own has timed access control, although a quick google turns up a few notes to bear in mind (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3649455). I found a quick walk though here Use timed access to lock out iDevices from Wi-Fi | Macworld which should give you an idea about the feature.

    From a bit of searching it appears that the Airport Express also has timed access control features (based on MAC address), but obviously I'd suggest you confirm that with Apple before purchasing.

    Given the MAC limitations mentioned in the first link it may not be totally suitable for your needs, unless you can do timed access for all as a default (best check with Apple), in which case a simple timer switch on the mains does seem like the easiest and quickest solution to your needs - or perhaps depending on how managed your switches are you could have a script disable the port the WiFi AP is connected to at 1130 and re-enable it again later.

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