Hardware recommendation for student wifi



  • 4mbps up and down (its slow i know)
    around 200 registered user (captive portal with username and pass)
    around 20-30 users active
    Squidguard to be enabled for blocking xxx
    Firewall rules to block facebook,youtube,twitter.
    Suggest a system for this: (complete specs) ram and other stuff also include
    do i need to different systems? or i can run captive portal and squidguard simultaneously on one system without errors.
    Please help ASAP



  • @mafiosa:

    4mbps up and down (its slow i know)
    around 200 registered user (captive portal with username and pass)
    around 20-30 users active
    Squidguard to be enabled for blocking xxx
    Firewall rules to block facebook,youtube,twitter.
    Suggest a system for this: (complete specs) ram and other stuff also include
    do i need to different systems? or i can run captive portal and squidguard simultaneously on one system without errors.
    Please help ASAP

    No, you don't need different systems.  To be honest, nearly any compatible hardware with 2GB of RAM will easily handle that load.  I'd suggest the SG-2440 from the pfSense hardware store.  That will easily handle what you need and will give you room to grow.



  • @mafiosa:

    4mbps up and down (its slow i know)
    around 200 registered user (captive portal with username and pass)
    around 20-30 users active
    Squidguard to be enabled for blocking xxx
    Firewall rules to block facebook,youtube,twitter.
    Suggest a system for this: (complete specs) ram and other stuff also include
    do i need to different systems? or i can run captive portal and squidguard simultaneously on one system without errors.
    Please help ASAP

    Are you planning on buying a stand-alone AP or using pfSense as the AP?

    It's best to buy a stand-alone device. pfSense/FreeBSD doesn't even support 802.11ac yet.



  • @Nullity:

    It's best to buy a stand-alone device. pfSense/FreeBSD doesn't even support 802.11ac yet.

    Yes, agreed.  I wasn't thinking of pfSense as the AP; just answering the question of running Captive Portal and Squidguard on the same hardware.



  • Squid and captive portal on same system?


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