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Setting up a Wireless Network for guests in Motel

By aflah.memon ·
Hi Fellas. I run a motel in Melbourne (Aus) and am thinking of setting up a wireless network for my guests. I have a ADSL connection at the reception. I'm comfortable with selecting the hardware and setting up the network (as I have done at home) but I have concerns about security. How can I setup the network so that it's secure and guests connecting to my network cannot have access to any sort of data on my reception pc? Another question that I have is how can I direct the user to a default web page which asks for a password and presents the user with policy of the motel?

Thanks!

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by BFilmFan In reply to Setting up a Wireless Net ...

What OS is the reception PC?

If it is Windows based, it is pretty easy to disallow anyone authenticating to the system or having access to it by removing the ADMIN shares or allowing remote access via a GPO.

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by CG IT In reply to Setting up a Wireless Net ...

if you have an ADSL connection, then you should have an ADSL router for NAT and firewall protection. If you filter port 113 on the LAN side of the router, this will effectively block LAN traffic from bypassing the firewall to access other hosts on the LAN. another way is to use 2 routers. you have your perimeter router which acts as the first line of defense between the internet and your network. The Wireless Access point is connected to this routers intergrated 10/100 switch [this is the DMZ area]. configure the access point to require authentication to access [which you provide for a fee]. The second router is connected the the first router also to the intergrated 10/100 switch via wire [uplink] and is configured on a different subnet that the first router [doesn't matter if its wired or wireless]. This is the subnet your motel network is on. Filter NAT redirect via port 113 to block LAN traffic bypassing the routers firewall.

for you web, in IIS on the web site properties page, connections, uncheck the box for annonymous authentication and check which ever authentication method [besides basic] you want to use.

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by jim.cantrell In reply to Setting up a Wireless Net ...

I really like CG IT's solution. Very slick!

If you're looking for a nice drop in solution to do everything you're trying to do, I'd recommend a Hotspot gateway like this one from D-link. http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=173

It puts up the electronic buffer between your two networks for you and it gives you the customizable sign on page that you're looking for.

And hey, if you're ever looking for a hand Down Under, I'd be happy to set you up for only room and board! :-)

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by kbhatt01 In reply to Setting up a Wireless Net ...

I am in a same boat like you, my franchicee are making me give free wireless inet to customer, I don't even have a need on regular basic, once in a while couple guest asks for inet. Anyway I have two story building and I was thinking of installing one wired router which connects to dsl line and then connect wireless routers(4) from this location to different location and the floors. Once I installed these at different location in the hall on under the celling tile would be fine, I think.

I feel comfortable doing this, I have one wireless router and 3 pc at home. Does anyone think this would work or any other idea you could share.

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by ebraunitzer In reply to Setting up a Wireless Net ...

Visit CXtec.com to learn more about setting up a wireless network at home or business. We are adding a large amount of content involving <a href="http://www.cxtec.com/products/cables/">network cables</a> and VOIP.

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by ebraunitzer In reply to Setting up a Wireless Net ...

Visit CXtec.com to learn more about setting up a wireless network at home or business. We are adding a large amount of content involving <a href="http://www.cxtec.com/products/cables/">network cables</a> and VOIP.

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by ebraunitzer In reply to Setting up a Wireless Net ...

Visit CXtec.com to learn more about setting up a wireless network at home or business. We are adding a large amount of content involving <a href="http://www.cxtec.com/products/cables/">network cables</a> and VOIP.

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