So with the successful introduction of our BYOD project at school; the most requested addition from our students was the ability to print to the network printers from their personal devices.
Normally this would be a no-go area as ensuring the compatibility of devices with your printers and installing drivers, or asking users to install drivers to access the printers would be an administrative nightmare. An additional complication is the fact that the BYOD devices are separated from our main network for security and management reasons. So how could we securely allow any users personal device the ability to print to our network?
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So after having implemented our BYOD network as described in this post… I began thinking about how it would be great if we could remove the Microsoft RADIUS server from the equation and have Smoothwall perform the RADIUS AAA. This would enable Smoothwall to know the user that was connected simply by the account they authenticated with against RADIUS; as opposed to having to log into the Smoothwall again through a web page using the same credentials you just passed to RADIUS to get on the WiFi in the first place!
Then back in May 2013 Smoothwall released Main Update 60 which in essence turned the Smoothwall device into a RADIUS server. Perfect! Just what I had wanted.
So I began to play around with the Smoothwall RADIUS offering and our Netgear Managed WiFi set up.
Continue reading Bring Your Own Device – A Technical Perspective – Part 2
This is a description of how I have set up our Bring Your Device solution at my current school. It makes use of the following hardware and software:
- Smoothwall UTM1000
- Netgear WC7520 WiFi Controller
- Netgear WNDAP360 and WNDAP350 Access Points
- Netgear GSM7328S v2 L3 Switch
- Netgear GS724TPS Smart Switch
- Microsoft Server 2008 R2 NPS RADIUS Server
- Microsoft Server 2008 R2 DNS and DHCP Servers
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I have been in the process of setting up a BYOD solution at my school for the past few months (more on this to follow!) and have set-up a NPS / RADIUS Server as the core authentication server for this solution. All was going well and the launch was publicised to everyone for the start of the January term.
I returned after the Christmas break to perform some final tests and document the system ready to let our students start connecting their own devices; when I found that Apple and Android devices would connect fine but I could not get any Windows laptops to connect at all!
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