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Cillispot without radius server?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by ggravier, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member


    My need is basic, really basic. I need to have a web page asking users for a simple login / password (there will only be ONE login and its corresponding password - a guest login given by receptionists in our company and changed weekly)... So I don't need a full Radius server... and, in fact, don't have one at hand.

    So... my question is... can I use DD-WRT v22 (or v23?) to do this simply? Just a WRT54GS and DD-WRT... Will that be sufficient?

    What's the general way to set this up? (I'm OK for being pointed to an FAQ if such exists).

    Thanks in advance,
  2. trekuhl

    trekuhl Network Guru Member

    I am doing almost the same thing for a new office location in our company. If you find more info let me know how you did it.

    As far as i can tell from searching:
    1. need chillispot or nocat
    2. chillispot is in DDWRT already but REQUIRES the Radius server, no way around this.
    3. nocat DOES NOT require the radius server
    4. nocat is already available in EWRT firmware, but only runs on WRT54G
    5. nocat is supposedly available in the DDWRT23 upcoming release.

    thats as far as i have gotten. i have two wrt54gs and one WRT54G i bought today to mess around with this (thinking "office" wireless network would be on one router and the hotspot for guests on its own in case one goes down, plus as cheap as these units are there is a backup in case something happens.)

  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    to correct something in teh above post, notcatsplash is in v23 od dd-wrt but v23 is in "alpha" not beta. i guess you could call it a "pre beta". and nocatsplash works great. i am using it right now.

    but nocatsplash is just a splash page it does not authenticate users.
  4. trekuhl

    trekuhl Network Guru Member

    is that alpha available the download link ive seen seems to be down.

    i would like to test this out, i bought two wrt54gs and one WRT54G to play around with. (dont want to mess with my stable ones on home network...)
  5. trekuhl

    trekuhl Network Guru Member

    ok, stumbled over a source...


    thing i will try it on wrt54gs...worst thing that happens i go back to best buy and act dumb...plus i have two to mess with.

    i am thinking of running
  6. whittinghamj

    whittinghamj Network Guru Member

    that url is a 20 MB file - do i need to comile it for it to work or does it have the bin file already inside the zip file?

    if i need to compile it how does one do it? i have a linux hosting server with shell access if need be to compile - cheers

  7. trekuhl

    trekuhl Network Guru Member

    if you open it up it has several .bin options. they are pretty self-explanatory once you like at the names.
  8. cyrano

    cyrano Network Guru Member

    The link in the post is going to a specific file.
    But this file is NOT the latest release.

    To obtain the latest release you should got to http://dd-wrt.devil-strike.net.
    There you can find the latest working version.
  9. scriv

    scriv Network Guru Member

    Hi, you guys do seem to be getting yourself a bit tied up in knots :)
    If I may just butt in a minute, you can't do any form of client authentication, even single user, without a radius server! It just ain't possible!
    Your best bet would be to use the tried and tested v22r-2 firmware. Setup chillispot and get a free account with https://radius.chillispot.org/radius/
    Hope that helps a bit / scriv
  10. trekuhl

    trekuhl Network Guru Member

    just for the sake of being lazy...can a radius server be run on a windows box (know it can be had on win2k3, but maybe a version that could run off XP) and if there are free ones...

    i have seen freeradius for linux, and i could always load it up on a spare box. i have zilch experience with linux other than the fact that all the webhosting ive ever used is on linux although pretty much all the config is done thru cpanel.

    i would rather run my own radius than rely on external, simply for the fact it is for work.

    if anyone has some good links/info on this please share.
  11. pasys

    pasys Network Guru Member

    btw , is the chilispot server on. i can't even acesss it.....their radius server seems to be down

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