I've just been asked to draw up plans for a wireless network for a church-based collegiate student center. The students want an increased ability to access the Internet componets of thier classes while 'hanging out'; the individual in charge wants to block 'objectionable' sites, and no one wants a completely open network, which means using authentication of one kind or another.
1. I'm looking at places like the University of Houston where a student connects to the wireless network, opens a web browser, gets directed to a given web page, and 'logs in' to the network. How is something like this accomplished? (See this link - http://www.uh.edu/infotech/php/template.php?network_id=36
- for a more complete description of what I'm talking about).
2. Blocking this site or that on one computer is easy enough. How would we block large numbers of sites for any user on the network?
Please be as detailed as you like in your response. It may be over my head, but (1) I want to learn this, right down to the details, and (2) I've got people who can explain it to me.
My thanks in advance for your help with this.