How do we make incoming wireless connect to network

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by pauld, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. pauld

    pauld Addicted to LI Member

    HI! I need some advise on how to make DD WRT send incoming wireless connection to my network so I can then make the user logon before they share the internet.

    I have windows XP pro SP3.
    Linksys Wrt54G connected to modem. with DD-WRT v24 sp2.

    I basically want have control over my roommates internet activities as I am the one who's paying

  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Encrypt the connections so only allowed they enter in your network. :)
  3. ad5mb

    ad5mb Addicted to LI Member

    you would need a domain server. rather complex and expensive.

    if you want to keep people off your router, except for a few trusted people, put a password on it.
  4. pauld

    pauld Addicted to LI Member

    HI! Thanks for the response, I dont think I explained myself correctly, You see I want a user to come in but I want to force them to enter into the network in order to accecc the internet.

    In other words if they want to use the internet they must logon into the network first.

    I remember a long time ago I used to have people dial in ( with a 2400 bit modem, boy that a dogs age ago :) ) and they would get a network login. So I guess perhapes they would have to use the dialup network option and NOT the internet to first logon.


  5. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    I'm still not positive what you mean exactly.

    Do you mean like a Wireless HotSpot login page?
  6. pauld

    pauld Addicted to LI Member

    HI! Thanks for the response. I got info from someone to use Radius Server so I found one that freeware that can be use for Home or Commercial use.

    I wanted to basicly limit or give quotas on bandwidth and see what sites are being accessed by my room mates. As I am paying and responsible for the connection.

    So what I want to do is be able too logon them into my XP PRP desktop and then reroute them to the internet, That way I have control over there bandwidth.

    I will probably have to open a specific port and to allow them in and have software log them in.

    I will probably have to close all other port on the router to prevent them from accesing the internet without going through the logon in proccess so I am not sure how this is going to be done with the Radius and Sever and IIS with SQL server as the Radius server needs SQL to run.

    I am still learning about this so any input you have will be greatly appreciated and I will post my findings here as well for others in the same situation ( as I am sure there are lots :) ).

    I am using TekRadius Server ( Freeware )

    and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services SP3 ( Free version )

    Windows XP Pro SP3
    Linksys Wrt54G V8 with DD-Wrt v24 Sp2

  7. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If you are in fact running dd-wrt then why don't you try chillispot? Forget about complicating it by using external services TekRadius and MS SQL 2005 express unless you want it more complexed.
  8. pauld

    pauld Addicted to LI Member

    HI! I still need tekradius and a port hole ( like a free Chillispot provider Right?).

    I am asking this because the Technical Description mentions that Chillispot cannot work alone and needs two (2) additional services, provided externally:

    * A Web Portal to which users are redirected. This portal can provide any mean of access control service such as user login, on-line billing, etc...
    * A Radius service for authentication and accounting. Most of the time, the Radius server and the web server will be tightly integrated to offer advanced services.
    * There are several on-line providers (Chillispot Service Provider, CSP) that have the additional services needed to make Chillispot work: Captive_Portal#Provider
    * The advantage of a CSP is your Chillispot hotspot can be up and running in minutes.
  9. pauld

    pauld Addicted to LI Member

    Still having problems

    I looked at the sputnik site and I think that my router version is not supported.

    My router only has 2 megs of flash. Now can I run Chillispot? and if so can do I need DD-dwr extended addition to enable the hotspot configuration?

  10. pauld

    pauld Addicted to LI Member

    HI! Well I think I found part of my answer. I would need the standard paid version to enable the hotpot for chillispot. Though my router version has not been tested, they only have tested it to Linksys wrt54g V5 and I have V8. So I need to get in contact with them to see if it would work.

    It seems to me that the complicated way may be the only solution for me:sad:

  11. pauld

    pauld Addicted to LI Member

    Well I was right. Chillispot and probably spotnik as well will NOT work with any router with only 2 meg flash.

    I Got an email from DD-WRT and they wrote.

    " Chillispot can only be run starting from standard, which requires at least 4MB Flash.

    Best regards

    Oh well I guess its back to SQL and Radius server.

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