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SSIDs, devices and guests
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We are a small(ish) boarding school (K-12) with around 100 boarders. We are located in a residential neighborhood with a lot of homes very close to the school. Management wants an SSID for guests which does not require a password. My corporate reaction is “that is crazy”. My secondary/new to academia reaction is “why not”.
If the guests network is completely separated from the internal network, severely limited in bandwidth, web filtered, protocol/applications blocked etc. Who cares? The only potential issue I could see is web filtering can’t stop everything.
Then there is the whole question of how to handle “personal devices” for staff and students. Any thought on that would be appreciated as well. Thinking of hidden SSID (simply to make it less confusing for users) with MAC address limiting and DPSK (via Ruckus).
Thank you for any suggestions. I am finding the transition from a corporate environment to academic, especially with boarding students, to be quite interesting to say the least,
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