IPCop is now setup and running.
Yesterday we stayed after school and installed the IPCop server. If it wasn't for the quad NIC we probably wouldn't have been able to deploy it yesterday. The installation went without a hitch. At first I thought something was wrong because some computers were attempting to connect using the wrong IP address. Mr. Elkner (the only person who reads this blog) explained to me that when the computer tried to reconnect it tried using it's old assigned IP address which wasn't in the range we were using. A simple reboot fixed that.
I still have to update IPCop to the latest version and I need to install an addon called UrlFilter so we can easilly add and remove websites from the whilelist/blacklist otherwise you would have to edit the hosts.txt and that would be a pain in the arse. Also when Mr. Elkner gets an AP so we have wifi I can install Copspot which is the captive portal I wrote a about a little while back.
I guess I'll start reading up Network+ since I won't be able to work on IPCop during class.