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?
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. !