School Wi-Fi

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Hello. I am an Austrian pupil who is being educated to become a computer scientist. My current problem is that my school (about 750 people) needs WiFi. The WiFi is supposed to be usable with any Wi-Fi device (Phone, Tablet, laptop,...). However our teachers are supposed to operate without any blocks while the students are only allowed to use the internet with certain limits (certain sites that aren't accessible, downloadlimit). All of this is probably only possible over a proxy server. But I have no idea what kind of proxy I have to use. Is there any software that specializes on Wi-Fi administration? Is there maybe a certain hardware device like an access-point controller? I have a rather good budget (about 5000-6000 €). Please help. (excuse me for unbearable grammar mistakes) Best wishes.

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  • Gabe9527
    Hi there - What you are going to need to do is find a product in budget whetehr Cisco, 3Com, Juniper.I have used Juniper to set up a scholl Wireless in the way that you want. Pruduct list below. (check if this is whithin budget).(http://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/wireless/)But what you will need is to create 2 VLAN's on the wireless network - 1 for Students with some sort of username and password authentication that will only the internet............the other would be for Teachers that would use Kerborous (via RADIUS) access to make sure that the machine they use are secure and they are who they say they are. This will secure servers etc on your environment.Firewall the two VLANs and use some sort of PROXY or HTTP firewall to block Stuadent traffic.
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  • EvgymStudent
    Thanks a lot for the quick reply. I will look in to it. However my educators just told me that my project will be put on hold until the entire network is working here (it seems that my colleagues have failed to complete their tasks in time). I might ask more questions as soon as I actually get to work on the project.
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  • Gabe9527
    You are welcome - Ask away when required.
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  • BlankReg
    Wireless products that support multiple VLANs are the first priority, as Gabe stated. I have used VPN clients on the staff laptops to secure their access, with only the VPN firewall as an end point on the staff VLAN. For students, I have used a Cisco firewall or router using Websense configuration to restrict the sites they coulds access. Not sure if this is still supported, but I am sure there are similar products available.Welcome to ITKE. You are ALWAYS free to ask more questions, and it is nice to see someone who asked a question actually responding to a reply :-)
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