Qes About wifi hotspot

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by TaNk, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. TaNk

    TaNk Network Guru Member


    Dont know if its the right spot to ask this qes but i heard that you can turn wrt54g into wifi hotspot is it true? if yes where can i dl that firmware? if not is there any good range wifi hotspot routers i can buy? i have a small coffie shop and i want to give access to my customers like charge them a $1 for 1 hr or something like that!

    Please advise

    Thanks in advance
    8) TaNk :D
  2. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    chillspot and alchemy do allow this but this is hard to setup. EWRT is another firmware that allows you to do the same but is easier to setup.

    http://www.portless.net/menu/ewrt/ for more details
  4. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    I don't think there is yet any firmware that has an option to charge money. Maybe Sveasoft's alchemy will do that in a next version, or the free ewrt.
  5. TaNk

    TaNk Network Guru Member


    Thanks guys for all your help :) did check out chillspots kinda hard to setup 8O since im not a leet linux person. i think ill go with ewrt :?: !

    Good work Avenger20 :) i use to get 30 % low signal after your firmware i get 87% great signal :) keep up the good work can't wait to see your hotspot firmware :lol:

    Thanks again guys

  6. DeeNick

    DeeNick Network Guru Member


    May be this version will be a solution... :p
    But it's not hotspot, but internal RADIUS support can be usefull...
  7. DeeNick

    DeeNick Network Guru Member

  8. TaNk

    TaNk Network Guru Member

    Hi Deenick

    Can you please explain more about radius? what is it & what does it do? since im noob @ this kinda stuff !

  9. DeeNick

    DeeNick Network Guru Member


    RADIUS is a security service for authenticating and authorizing users. The RADIUS server authenticates users and authorizes access to internal network resources.
    It's more secure than WEP and WPA. And the most useful feature, you can create lot's of users, but don't know, if this firmware has any filtering features(just like for creating guests(internal web resourses), users(internet only and some blocked ports or services), VIP users(everything available)).
    Another solution, you can use free RADIUS based on Linux, or Windows Server IAS(it's Radius as well). Or Windows based WINRadius(http://www.itconsult2000.com)
    Try to find out every cons and pos and decide what you will prefer...

    Think it will help you :)
  10. tbombaci

    tbombaci Network Guru Member

    What is the best way to rebuild or compile this source? Can someone point me to an FAQ?

    Thank you.
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