lunes, 2 de mayo de 2011

Today's Project

Today's project was to setup a Hotspot server. 

The best solution i came up with was to set up EasyHotspot. It runs on linux and only need a pc with2 Ethernet interfaces, the requieriments are pretty low, actualy the whole system has it's own distro based on ubuntu 9.04, so it can't be more simple to install.

It Features:

 Multiple users supported by MySQL Database.
A Cashier system that automate the charging on the client.
A vert user friendly interface that can be personalized with your custom homepage.

You always can check their blog to see more diagrams of how it works.

The only trouble i came up with is that you need to have a valid CA Certificate to put on your server. But its easy to avoid this, replacing the login page that came with SSL, to a login page that it's handled by php, the procedure can be found on their forum.

Great way to charge your neighbours for a shared Wi-Fi.

24 comentarios:

  1. Sad that i have Microsoft to give it a try.

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  2. Interesting topic, need to check that out some time :)

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  3. By 2 ethernet interfaces, i'm going to guess you mean 2 NIC's ? Will definately check it out a little more though

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  4. if i werent so lazy i would try it out :P

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  5. @TMH Yes, that what i was trying to say, to NIC's Cards

    One for the WAN Imput and another for the AP Output.

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  6. Thanks for the CA cert workaround! +follow

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  7. This could defiantly be very useful. Looking forward to more post like this. Following!

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  8. Good post. And like you're idea on charging your neighbors for wi-fi.

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  9. Wow I didn't know this was out there!!

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  10. One day I'll get around to trying this out, it looks very neat

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  11. This could really come in handy sometime, thanks for the tips!

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  12. This looks like it could be useful. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Useful, thanks for putting this out there :)

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  14. good work, will definitely set this program aside

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  15. Very useful, thanks for the information!

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  16. Wow, this I am going to have to definitely going to have to look into this. I don't necessarily have a use for it, but I am a tech geek and always love learning this stuff.

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  17. Useful article here, cheers man.

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  18. really useful, man. thank you so much!

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