Managed Wireless and BYOD
Hi, I've been asked to look into a managed wireless network complete with BYOD for staff, visitors and probably pupils.
I've been asked to sort this by the end of the week!
We're a small school using AD running on server 2008.
Few questions if I may which may have been covered across various other threads but I'm on a really short deadline here.
Not that I'm expecting to get an order in by Friday.
Ok, we're looking at Meru but Ruckus also looks good. I've not the time to trial them obviously!
We use a proxy for connection. Currently we run a PAC file to determine if a users laptop is in or out of school - will a managed wireless system add the proxy to the device for me?
I'm a little lost for BYOD, how are the proxy settings applied to the various bits of kit that might come in?
Our proxy has four ports for differing filters and use at least three of them. We are a SEN school with pupils aged from 5 to 16. How do I implement the correct port in the proxy given for suitable filtering? All our filtering is through the ISP (LEA)
If a member of staff brings in their own tablet or laptop can I give them access to their home folder and any network shares?
Same with a pupil?
Is there anything else we should be thinking about when setting this up?
I've seen a lot of mention of using smoothwall with BYOD, is this a must have? Not sure we can afford that as well as the BYOD
We currently have an old 3com setup which works but the switch does crash from time to time. Currently we've very few clients accessing it - but there's talk of more mobile devices being purchased so that number should grow.
I've had a good quote for a Meru solution but that will pretty much max out the budget.
Quote includes controller, APs and installation.
Bit concerned we may purchase all this just to find there are problems and more kit / software we need to be running?
Thanks for any advice :D