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WIFI Hotpsot service including guest ticketing module

provide a Wifi hotspot module to allow public, guest and paid for wireless access. Provide options for guest ticketing and/or self registration

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  • marcus matthews commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Think this would be a great feature. We use Aruba and they have a great solution but it costs tons.

    We have built a product based on Linux which does an AD lookup captures the MAC address, sticks it in AD and then Radius does the rest.

    We have a great developer who wrote this but having it on the Smoothwall would be ace.

    I am sure he would be happy to sell the idea ;)

  • John Neeson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to have this functionality within smoothwall. The ability to provide a simple login page for admin staff to generate guest logins, with the smoothwall SSL login system handling everything would be a great plus for the product.

    As other have said in the age of BYOD and with site-wide wireless/guest wireless become more and more widespread this functionality would help set Smoothwall apart.

  • Mark Van-kerro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Multiple auth methods including marcus's suggestion and Kerberos for win 2008 would provide a flexible options for public, corporate guest and corporate users. The module based design provides a great way to enable this to be added as a component in is own right. BYOD from well known corporate controller based wireless vendors can increase the cost of the wireless network by a large sum. This would very much fill a gap in regards to a unit that can provide Wifi hotspot, firewall and the power of the Guardian content filtered in a single hardware unit / VM.

  • marcus matthews commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With the advent of BYOD this has to be a priority. Badley designed apps and many google products don't work with NTLM auth.

    Allowing devices to be registered and approved would be great. This would mean that no auth would be needed.

    If the MAC of the device is registered all you would need is the ability to map the MAC to an IP and in turn do a lookup on a registration page.

    We have done a similar thing for our boarding Houses using PHP, but it would be better at the edge, especially for wireless devices

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