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Hotel HotSpot Solution help

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by shorki, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. shorki

    shorki Guest

    I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I'm giving it a shot.

    I've been approached to provide a wireless HotSpot solution for a hotel.

    The hotel has 42 villa style rooms which are spread apart over a pretty wide area. I'm not sure of the EXACT area but I should have that information soon.

    I would like to provide a solution where a user can connect to the wireless and have some way of authentication (on checkin they get a code) over a webpage which comes up when the browser is launched. I know that this is pretty standard on how hotspots work but the integration into the billing system will be the tricky part correct?

    I've looked into the DD-WRT firmware for the WRT54G routers and it could provide what i need for this project. However the wireless coverage might not be enough and i don't think having that many repeaters is going to be a viable solution.

    Maybe an Enterprise solution such as a product from Nomadix is better?

    Finally, with the wrt-54G router, there also needs to be a webserver for the authentication correct?

    thanks a lot for the help.
  2. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    you can do that stuff with WRT54G, not from scratch since you have to develop your own billing side, but from the technical side there is no limitation. you can use chillispot radius for it. but from the license there is a limitation. dd-wrt v23 is free for private and non comercial usage. if you want to use it in a comercial environment you have to contact me to get more informations about licensing etc. i can also develop the billing stuff for you if you need such help

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