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Need a solution (captive portal) to secure part of a network.  It is about 20 drops + I would like to add about 3 wireless ap's.

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I am looking for a relatively simple solution to do the following:
Part of a network needs to be secured in some fashion.  I am thinking a "captive portal".  There is a part of the location that has about 25 hardwired drops, plus 3 drops that have wireless AP's connected to it.  All the drops are plugged into a switch.  It is a part of a pretty decent size 2k3 enviro.  Anyways there is nothing at this point preventing a user from just plugging their laptops etc. right into a jack and getting access.  

I would like to put a device before this switch that will force anyone using the ap's or a hardwired jack to ask for credentials.  A username / pass or something.  There are some hotspot solutions that require a computer (mostly linux based).  Are there any routers w/ access control or something? What are my options?  

http://www.antamedia.com/kbase/knowledge-hs.htm               looks like it would work, but this isnt a pay for access type gig.  it is more of a security thing.

any suggestions would be great. !  
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Have a look at Juniper UAC products:
http://www.juniper.net/products_and_services/unified_access_control/index.html

I am not sure if this is what you wanted or more of a software solution.

Thank you.
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That looks like a bit of an advanced piece of hardware but i will investigate.  A simple user / pass or password prompt is what we need.  I will keep searching!

Thank you
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If you just need user/pass authentication I know in watchguard X core like X550e series or higher you can configure the user authentication.

Here the users would first need to authenticate through Java applet and then only gain access to anything.

I am not too sure on the software solutions.

Regards.
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I ended up purchasing a hardware solution,  SPUTNIK.  actually purchased two for different locations.  Perfect solution for what i needed.
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good
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