What are other wards doing when they run out of IP addresses on Sunday?
By the time our second and third wards show up for sacrament meeting, devices have already automatically logged on and used up all the available IP addresses. As a result, the family history teachers cannot connect to the Internet (connected to Wifi but not the Internet). For the past couple of weeks, I've needed to reboot the church's new Cisco firewall/router (after making sure no clerks are doing a send/receive) to reset IP address leases.
Does anyone have suggestions on what could be done for the family history teacher's wireless laptops? I have come up with some possible solutions but really would prefer not doing the following:
- Increasing the number of IP addresses in the Cisco firewall/router (increasing will the number of IP addresses will decrease our already very limited bandwidth, which cannot be increased due to DLS limitations in our area)
- Change the password (would work for a very short time as the password gets spread to too many devices)
- Assign Static IPs for the Family History instructor's laptops (this would prevent their Internet access once they leave the building).
- Invest in a building laptop (or have one donated) and assign a static IP to it and allow it to be checked out from the materials center (issues of not being returned, mishandled, maintenance issues, etc.)
- Put request to turn off your Internet devices during meetings in the Sunday program (I don't think anyone would really honor the request)
Also, how soon is the logging on via captive portal system going to be available?
Do you have other suggestions of what I could try?