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#1 KamakaZ

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:17 AM

A mate and i have been having LAN's with 40+ people attending. A problem we are having is that people are not paying to get in and can join the network fine.

What we are after is some software that can be installed on the "server", either windows xp or server 2003, that can be used to "allow" someone access to network (workgroup) and the others no access at all.

so in a nutshell:

- paying users will be authenticated using the software
- people who don't pay won't be
- has to run on either windows xp or server 2003
- would like it to be free (doesn't have to be though)
- the server has no domain, it'll be ran in a "workgroup"
- allow/deny access to the lan, not the internet

Thanks in advance

Edited by KamakaZ, 13 March 2009 - 03:22 AM.

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#2 gman49

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:56 AM

Need some more information.
When you say LAN, are you talking about a wireless local network?
What are you using for a router?
Is DHCP enabled?
The application(s) you want to allow/deny access to are running on a Windows 2003 server and have no inherent authentication, so that all authentication must take place in Windows? Or at the router/access point?
Regardless of how authentication is accomplished, I think you need a mechanism that can be quickly distributed and recollected afterward (like a CD)?

#3 KamakaZ

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:57 PM

Sorry,

No, it's not wireless, all corded.
I dare say we will be using a gigabit switch of some sort.
DHCP is enabled on the server, or the ADSL modem (if we use windows XP).
The apps we will be running are all games, so the authentication would be in windows.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:37 PM

I am not sure what your setup is, but for our LAN parties, they don't get in the door unless they pay admission. We have a LAN box that is not connected to the network at all. They bring in their systems, we provide the monitors. They hook up to our switch, the LAN server handles the rest. If you are trying to hold a WAN party, things become a bit more problematic.Is that what you are really trying to do?

#5 KamakaZ

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:49 PM

Our setup is similar, they bring their PC (mouse, keyboard, monitor etc...) they connect to our switch and our server. We need a program on the server to either allow or deny access to the network.

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#6 KamakaZ

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:50 PM

(for some reason i still can't use the "EDIT" button...)
We are having LAN's, not WAN parties, although that would be cool!

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