[Ubuntu-ZW] ubuntu and internet cafe's

Kalpesh Thaker luminary06 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 07:24:57 GMT 2009

Yeah you see im not so sure about this.. the only way i can think of a
wireless router telling the difference between the OS's of clients, would be
through snmp? most end user wireless hardware are basic access points....
and dont implement snmp on any scale.

if you go more to the cisco/netgear side of things, then fine.. you can
expect this level of access control... but these are feature your can expect
on high end hardware.

i know sputnik agent nms express is the free version of sputnik, and this is
basically a nms type of system which naturally uses snmp functions
to work. this combined with sputniknet express, allows you to setup a
centrally managed hotspot. so in a way.. this is over and above your average

wireless router being used in zimbabwe....... ... i guess you're right that
it can be done... but after using third party software on a wireless router
to enable it.

generally speaking, on a standard wireless router/access point... it wont
know the difference.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 4:50 PM, John Mark Manera
<john at farmersworld.co.zw>wrote:

>  Well it depends on  the software which will be on the wireless router
> most of these wireless routers can be upgraded n can use a software like
> sputnik for example n this can tell the difference btwn operating systems an
> example is a café I did called Flamsrock n on the wireless router I put
> sputnik which can tell when a windows machine is logged in and a linux
> machine and u can disable access to a windows or linux machine
> *From:* ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:
> ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] *On Behalf Of *Kalpesh Thaker
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 17, 2009 12:34 PM
> *To:* Arthur Garande
> *Cc:* ubuntu-zw
> *Subject:* Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] ubuntu and internet cafe's
> i think you may have been lied to. a wireless router cant really tell the
> difference between operating systems of clients trying to connect to it.
>  On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Arthur Garande <agarande at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Is it true that you can configure your routers to accept wireless
> connections from Windows machines and not from Open Source ones? Somebody
> who knows please advise because i suspect that i have just been lied to.
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