The JACOBS wireless lan is driven by an el cheapo software solution – to save money – based on a database backed RADIUS solution.
The RADIUS component was subject of a operating system vendor-supplied security update, which trashed our site configuration files.
Our working configuration could be restored from backup, and the authentication system for the JACOBS wireless network is back up.
A better, safer and faster alternative to the JACOBS wireless lan is the use of the eduroam network. Though the initial installation is more complex, but the benefits include: