Preventing MacMini WiFi sharing
July 25, 2012 12:54 PM Subscribe
Can I prevent/disable our users from MacMini wireless sharing on our office network?
posted by bellastarr to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
In our office network which covers several buildings and includes Cisco switches connected to an ASA 5505, I have run into users turning their MacMini's into WiFi hotspots. The network is quite large and I have many other responsibilities besides network admin, so I'd like to be able to prevent/disable this somehow automatically at the network level.
(Yes, we have a corporate IT appropriate use policy in place that is supposed to prevent this at that level, but like anything else, given the time and opportunity, end uses exploit whatever they can. Management does not think of any violations of the AUP as their problem, unfortunately and won't do anything about it as opposed to say, testing positive on a drug test.) I don't really know why people are doing this as we have WiFi in the same areas they are setting their Macs up for this.
I assume the MacMinis are setting up some private DHCP server and doling out IP address on that network, so I am not sure how I'd even see these devices that are accessing through the WiFi hotspot created by the Mini's.