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Old 02-18-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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Wi-Fi server


Sorry wasn't sure, should I post it here or in server forum.. but anyways I hope this one will be quick.

I am experiencing some trouble finding anything regarding WiFi server. What exactly do I need is this:
I have physical machine (with Linux OS), and 5 wifi routers.
I want to set up wifi dhcp on physical machine - server with user authentication, and use routers just as access points. Is there any software for linux to do that?

Example:
On server mycompany.com wifi server is set up, there are few access points that extends that servers connection. User1 has unique login so he can log in somewhere near mycompany.com's access point. Same for User2, ... Usern.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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You can configure Wi-Fi AP as bridge and all Wi-Fi traffic go to server.
 
Old 02-18-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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You just need to configure the server as a regular dhcp server, wifi has nothing to do with it. Then you can configure the wifi routers as access points (usually involves something along the lines of disabling dhcp and attaching the network cable to one of the LAN ports rather than the WAN port on the router, most wifi routers support this).
 
Old 02-19-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
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And how exactly does regular dhcp server can handle unique user authentication?..

Maybe I wasn't really clear what exactly am I trying to do... I need to be able to monitor users that would connect via wi-fi, and also users must be unique... Yesterday I found something called "freeradius" I'm looking for a similar solution...

Example, I have users: User1 and User2
User1 login data: User1/test
User2 login data: User2/test

User1 stands near one of access points, and sees wi-fi network as "mycomapany.com wifi". To be able to connect to this network he needs to enter his unique username / password. How to do that kind of authentication?
 
Old 02-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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Sorry I thought you were just asking how to provide basic DHCP functionality to a wifi network. I'm afraid I don't have any experience in setting up unique user authentication over wifi.
 
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The freeradius can provide Wi-Fi 802.1x user authentication.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #7
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Thank U, I will look up to it.
 
  


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