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Creating a WiFi Hotspot system for users & authentication

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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
We are looking at ways for certain SSID's in the school (for students) to be managed. One such way we are investigating is by creating some sort of WiFi HotSpot system so as connecting to it does the redirection to the HotSpot webpage for access.

Does anyone know of any VM Appliances or GPL based Linux distros which may be around to aide us?
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At present we have about 50 students who use the wireless with thier own laptops. We currently use one SSID with WPA-RADIUS where they authenticate with their network username/password. this is run through IAS on a Server 2003 box & sometimes on certain A.P's it gets quite temepermental.

We currently mainly use NetGear ProSafe WG102's which allow for multiple SSID's and security profiles, we are about to trial some TP-LINK 802.11n units of which one we have used has been a very cost-effective solution. Outside of that we have some other NetGear WPN802's we were given but they are pretty basic.

Only certain A.P's will be on the HotSpot system at this stage.
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All good tips - I will have to sit down & go through these as I can and see what best suits our situation.
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