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  1. #1
    TheDragon
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    HotSpot Software

    Anyone have any recommendatins? Looking for simple self contained that will
    run on a windows box.

    AP is a LinkSys 54GL with DD-WRT firmware



  2. #2
    Char Jackson
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    Re: HotSpot Software

    On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:09:33 +0100, "TheDragon" <me@nowhere.com>
    wrote:

    >Anyone have any recommendatins? Looking for simple self contained that will
    >run on a windows box.
    >
    >AP is a LinkSys 54GL with DD-WRT firmware


    Seems like dd-wrt (w/chillispot, for example), Apache, and FreeRADIUS
    are one way to get started. Did you google "dd-wrt hotspot setup"?


  3. #3
    TheDragon
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    Re: HotSpot Software


    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gc81o5djjjs95sqeqr8ka2frjcics5auqi@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:09:33 +0100, "TheDragon" <me@nowhere.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Anyone have any recommendatins? Looking for simple self contained that
    >>will
    >>run on a windows box.
    >>
    >>AP is a LinkSys 54GL with DD-WRT firmware

    >
    > Seems like dd-wrt (w/chillispot, for example), Apache, and FreeRADIUS
    > are one way to get started. Did you google "dd-wrt hotspot setup"?
    >


    Yes I saw ChilliSpot but didnt like the way it operated. I need the AP in
    router NAT mode, its in AP mode and connected to a LAN port. Its way up on
    the roof and dont fancy climbing up to move the ports and run another cable
    to the LAN side to manage it.

    I was looking at WiFiDog too, but that project doesnt seem to have got off
    the ground.

    I have a Windows box already on 24/7 with IIS on it, this could be used if
    required.



  4. #4
    Jeff Liebermann
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    Re: HotSpot Software

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:42:00 +0100, "TheDragon" <me@nowhere.com>
    wrote:

    >"Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:gc81o5djjjs95sqeqr8ka2frjcics5auqi@4ax.com...
    >> On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:09:33 +0100, "TheDragon" <me@nowhere.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Anyone have any recommendatins? Looking for simple self contained that
    >>>will
    >>>run on a windows box.


    No recommendations. You supply any details such as number of users,
    approximate load, authorization method, authentication, open/closed,
    billing, reports, traffic monitoring, abuse detection, bozo ejection,
    etc. There's no such thing as universal hot spot software. It may
    not be hot spot software that's best. You supplied some of what you
    have to work with. In order to offer something specific, one needs to
    know what you're attempting to accomplish.

    >>>AP is a LinkSys 54GL with DD-WRT firmware

    >>
    >> Seems like dd-wrt (w/chillispot, for example), Apache, and FreeRADIUS
    >> are one way to get started. Did you google "dd-wrt hotspot setup"?


    >Yes I saw ChilliSpot but didnt like the way it operated. I need the AP in
    >router NAT mode, its in AP mode and connected to a LAN port. Its way up on
    >the roof and dont fancy climbing up to move the ports and run another cable
    >to the LAN side to manage it.


    It is on the NAT side of the wireless router. You don't need to do
    anything on the WAN side. Keep your existing router. Setup the
    DD-WRT router with ChilliSpot as if it were an access point. Nothing
    connected to the WAN(internet) port. Disabled DHCP. Static IP
    address outside the NAT range, such as 192.168.1.2 with a DHCP range
    of 192.168.1.100-150.

    >I was looking at WiFiDog too, but that project doesnt seem to have got off
    >the ground.


    Running the hotspot from the AP has the advantage of NOT requiring a
    server running 24x7. At 15 cents per kw-hr, an 80 watt server will
    burn:
    80w * 24hr/day * 365days/yr * $0.15/hw-hr * 0.001 kw/watt = $100/year
    The typical AP draws about 8 watts and will therefore cost only
    $10/year to operate.

    >I have a Windows box already on 24/7 with IIS on it, this could be used if
    >required.


    Instead of a full featured hot spot (with billing, reports, etc), you
    could use your unspecified version of Windoze for a RADIUS server.
    Instead of WPA-PSK encryption, use WPA-RADIUS. That way, you can
    assign individual logins and passwords to every user. It's also safer
    in that there is no single common shared WPA encryption key. Each
    user gets a unique, one time, key delivered by the access point.
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RADIUS_servers>
    and search Google for "windows wireless radius server".



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  5. #5
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    >>Anyone have any recommendatins? Looking for simple self contained that
    >>will
    >>run on a windows box.
    >>
    >>AP is a LinkSys 54GL with DD-WRT firmware

    easyhotspot nano is a simple easy to use solution for a hotspot billing system,
    been using easyhotspot for a while now, You can use it with your WRT54GL

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