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Old 06-20-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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Pay Wi-Fi HotSpot Linux the best route?

Hi guys

im totaly new to this place, but im not a total linux newbie, dabbled a few times over the years.

anyway, i was looking at building a wi-fi hotspot solution, for a cafe, i think linux is the best route to take, and i dont think there are any free solutions, so im thinkning build my own.

NoCat + a proxy solution/firewall + encryiption and i guess a bit of modifacation to no cat so it check usernames and password against a sql database, + a custom application to make passwords and usernames and print them, BT in the UK has a in the box solution, i think thats gotta be linux based, and i was thinking used the linksys WRT54G, dont know if it can do what i want it to do

Any thoughts guys or am i going in the wrong direction?
please write me back coz i need to figure out if i am doing the right thing or if its already been done. cheers dudes

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Old 06-21-2004, 12:19 AM   #3
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You might want to checkout the NoCatAuth website docs. I think alot of the authentication end has already been incorporated into NoCatAuth or at least support for mySQL and RADIUS authentication has currently been included. I think SSL encryption is pretty standard as well.


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