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WIFI with Multiple User Accounts, Passwords, and Bandwidth Usage

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Hello all! My company wants to deploy a 2.4 wireless solution that requires each user to have its own username and password, and also be able to report bandwidth usage of each of the users when needed. I’ve seen places where one can purchase a time block of wireless internet but never have had to or been asked to implement a wifi setup like this. Any help is very much appreciated! TIA!
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You could look at a hotspot solution, this will provide you with the ability to create users, monitor bandwidth, cap connection speeds etc:
     something like www.nomadix.com
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Depending of the 'enterprise level' you would want to use something like a RADIUS server. That handeling all accounting etc. There are open source ones, but requires *a lot* more configuration to monitor and manage bandwidth etc. But can easily intergrate into active directory and other 'user databases'.

But as mentioned, configuring access through radius will involve alot of testing and is not an out-of-the-box experience
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Went with Cisco Aironet AP's.
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