5 computers with internet in chapel

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5 computers with internet in chapel

Postby Bender-p40 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:30 pm

Hi excuse my english, my first language is spanish.
You know if there is any configuration that prevents connecting to one of the remaining free ports in the firewall (the only one that is occupied by the Wifi AP) a neutral router with wifi (as switch) to connect wireless others computers (which are not of the church) with internet access. The aim would be to take total about 5 computers to do an activity related familysearch.com, not be used to make a lanparty for gamers :)
Or is better to conenct to one of the remaining free ports in the modem-router ADSL? avoiding connection to firewall. Does work connect to the internet?
Has anyone done something similar?

Greetings.

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Postby aebrown » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:09 pm

Bender wrote:You know if there is any configuration that prevents connecting to one of the remaining free ports in the firewall (the only one that is occupied by the Wifi AP) a neutral router with wifi (as switch) to connect wireless others computers (which are not of the church) with internet access. The aim would be to take total about 5 computers to do an activity related familysearch.com.


There would be no problem with the configuration you suggest. Just make sure that the wireless router is configured with WPA security or better. Church policy requires that there wireless access to the Church's Internet connection be secured.

Using the connection for a family history is a great use of the Internet connection.

Bender wrote:Or is better to connect to one of the remaining free ports in the modem-router ADSL? avoiding connection to firewall. Does work connect to the internet?


You should definitely not connect directly to the DSL modem. The firewall must be between the modem and the computers, both to protect the users and to follow Church policy.

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Postby Enigma1-p40 » Wed May 13, 2009 6:32 am

Alan is correct. it is against policy to connect directly to the modem, bypassing your cisco hardware.

as far as a wireless access point goes, we usually use the Cisco Aironet 1200 series (with you being in spain it might be the 1100 series) that we use in europe. these connect into the cisco ASA or cisco PIX 501 and run either a WEP 128bit + TKIP encryption or a WPA2 encryption depending on if the wireless machines use the odyssey client program to connect.
generally if an aironet is not used there must be encryption on the AP as to not allow it to be a free 'hot spot' for whoever wants free internet. The password is then only given out to those that sincerely need it for church purposes (ex. Family History/Genealogy)

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Postby marianomarini » Wed May 13, 2009 11:32 am

If you want to allow only the 5 local Pc you can even setup a MAC filter into AP,
This mean that if you change one Pc its MAC will be dirìfferent and need to be allowed from AP setup.
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