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    Deploying Wireless Provisioning Services (WPS) Technology

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    English
    This paper describes deployment of WPS technology for a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) network that allows you to provide pay-per-use, monthly service, and long-term Internet access to new and existing customers through wireless access points deployed in public areas.
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      1.0

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      WPSdeploy.doc

      Date Published:

      12/15/2005

      File Size:

      1.6 MB

        This paper describes deployment of WPS technology for a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) network that allows you to provide pay-per-use, monthly service, and long-term Internet access to new and existing customers through wireless access points deployed in public areas, such as airports and shopping malls. With WPS technology, new and existing customers can connect to your Wi-Fi network without manual configuration of the computer or network connection. This document describes the components of WPS technology, how WPS technology works, and provides deployment scenarios using Windows Server 2003 with SP1. A royalty-free license that covers WPS protocol implementation in servers is available through the Published Protocols and Royalty-Free License site on MSDN at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33674.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003

        One or more computers that meet the minimum hardware requirements for the operating system running IAS in Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with SP1; Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Enterprise Edition with SP1; Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Datacenter Edition with SP1. Client computers connecting to the Wi-Fi hotspots for a Wireless ISP using WPS technology must be running Windows XP, Home Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP2); Windows XP, Professional with SP2; and Windows XP, Tablet PC Edition with SP2. Client computers must be equipped with a wireless network adapter that provides support for IEEE standard 802.11, IEEE standard 802.1X authentication, and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is preferred, but not required. Additional server requirements: domain controller, Web server, SQL Server, DHCP server. Additional software requirements: Custom applications. Additional hardware requirements: 802.1X wireless access points, routers, VLAN-aware gateway devices (depending upon your configuration).

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      • WPS technology is designed for use by three types of organizations: Hotspot Service Providers (HSPs), Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), and enterprises. HSPs deploy wireless access points in public places, such as shopping malls and airports, but HSPs are not Internet service providers (ISPs). WISPs are ISPs that either deploy Wi-Fi hotspots in public places or outsource Wi-Fi hotspot services to an HSP. Enterprises can use WPS technology to provide managed guest access on their networks

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