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
I originally posted this on the EduGeek site here: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/smoothwall-direct-support/110901-changes-after-smoothwall-upgrade.html but found that it was quickly getting buried in the other posts and I often found I needed to refer back to it… So I am re-posting it here!
Continue reading Changes after a Smoothwall upgrade
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
Continue reading Bring Your Own Device – A Technical Perspective