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Old 09-30-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
thewhitelion
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Need help to migrate from mikrotik hotspot to Linux Hotspot for I-net cafe..


I have a net cafe, it is going bigger day after day and the services I do offer need to be more efficient.

Now I am using Mikrotik RouterOS to:
* Setup a "basic and easy to manage" hotspot server or pppoe server (for easy to manage AAA method) or act as a regular router.
* Bandwidth managment.
* Firewall.
* Of course connect the users of my cafe to net services through a gateway.


It is going to make me angry, cause it is not doing its job very well. So I need an alternative doing the same and much more. But, the only condition is: I want it LINUX.
*******

my network is as follows:

I-net gateway squid firewall etc.: openSUSE Linux 10.2.
DMZ: DNS fedora 4, web SUSE 10.2.
Mikrotik RouterOS for what I've mentioned above.

I-net gateway
|
hub----DMZ
|
Mikrotik
|
|
hub ------------------ wifi
|
I-net cafe


thanks alot..
 
Old 10-29-2007, 09:12 AM   #2
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It's been a month w/ no answers.
Your Q is valid, interesting, & well phrased; maybe no one here has a good answer.
Have you made any progress on your own?
 
Old 10-30-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
thewhitelion
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Thank you very much archtoad6.

Yes in fact, I solved my problem myself.
thanks again.. and thanks to every one.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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Would you mind telling us how you did it?
 
Old 10-31-2007, 03:47 AM   #5
thewhitelion
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Sure, I am glad to..

I found that if I use pure distro of Linux, it will be too difficult to do all the stuff myself.

So, instead of that, I used Smoothwall "www.smoothwall.com", which is enhanced security distro offers a highly secure firewall with wonderful addons to do various enhancements, also it already contains a great bandwidth management capabilities.

Only one problem I faced then which is, HOW TO AUTHENTICATE USERS THROUGH THE WIFI ????

One of smoothwall famous enhancements is: Advanced proxy server "www.advproxy.net". Which give me the choice to do authentication via local database, radius, ldap, active directory, or samba.

I chosed to authenticate users via radius server, also I used WPA-RADIUS for the wireless authentication (my wifi).
At last I left my DMZ as it is.

Now it is working perfectly..Thanks GOD.
Thanks again 'archtoad6' for your attention.
 
  


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