Do you require the guest network to pass through any type of filtering ?
I have staff who have connected their phones to the wireless network (which
goes through content filtering) ... I am thinking why not just send their
Internet connection out through the Comcast Internet connection, with Open
DNS as the filter..the phones/iphones/ipads, guest laptops have no need to
access any of the campus network resources..the password-protected guest
network would connect to the comcast pipe using a VLAN.. (we would need to
upgrade our wireless points to make this happen, of course)..
I don't need to deal with people watching movies on their phones etc.
through the campus Internet connection ...slowing access for others ...
I agree with password policy..
Austine School for the Deaf
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bob Wickberg
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:26 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Wireless Question
I personally prefer to use encryption and authentication, because otherwise
you'll start finding your own devices, which you wish were using the
encrypted network, using the open one instead, which means folks will be
doing things on a network that's not secure that you wish was done on a
secure network, and potentially, e-mails and/or passwords could be
compromised. Anyone who knows how to use wireshark can listen in on
What we do here is have a guest network with a static key, but I can change
the key as often as I like,because the APs came with a Windows utility that
discovers them all, then allows me to reconfigure them all from my desk, all
at once. So I just tell guests the key, tell them not to tell anyone, but I
know they do. I change it periodically so when the password gets too well
known, it ceases to work. I have a mailing list of folks that I notify
automatically whenever I change it, like the Principals, folks from the
central office that visit frequently, a few board members, a few people from
the local press, etc.
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>It sounds as though your guest network will be separate from your
>if yes, my suggestion is to use encryption but circulate the info as
>you like (posted in the school, ask at the front desk)
>I would skip mac ID, you could always use it later if need be.
>what wireless system?
>should I utilize the Mac ID and encryption key needed options?