I need to set up a conference room for about 300 people to have Internet access. Network access will be wireless APs with a few wired connections available. The Internet connection is going to be a DSL, T1 or even a T3 line (unlikely). I’m thinking about using a PIX-501 or a PIX-506E. Can a 501 handle what I need or does anyone have any other suggestions? My requirements for the 501 or other device are:
DHCP server (possible for multiple subnets)
Authentication for Internet access. Everyone will use the same user name / password.
Using a Web page for authentication instead of the Windows popup would be very useful.
Notebooks cover all OS’s, Windows, Macs, Linux
Allow outgoing VPN clients, about 200-300 concurrently
The VPN client software will range over many worldwide vendors.
No incoming VPN access is needed.
No hosting of Web or FTP servers