[MLB-WIRELESS] HotSpot Setup
clark at freenet-antennas.com
Sun Apr 15 19:46:39 EST 2007
I have been watching and not commenting on this discussion for a while.
I know it it not 'done' to push your own barrow on MLB-WIRELESS but I
have done a fair bit of work building a WRT54GL-based hotspot-in-a-box
See this page:
It is Chilli-spot based but with add ons to improve on the limitations
> -----Original Message-----
> From: melbwireless-bounces at wireless.org.au
> [mailto:melbwireless-bounces at wireless.org.au] On Behalf Of Tom Fifield
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 5:37 PM
> To: Mark Gregson
> Cc: melbwireless at wireless.org.au
> Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] HotSpot Setup
> If you're looking for an easy (though generally much more expensive)
> solution, a few companies make dedicated 'hotspot' hardware.
> For example, products like the Netcomm HS960 even print
> receipts for you.
> Is there a budget figure that has been discussed?
> Mark Gregson wrote:
> > Hi Nick,
> > Thanks for the reply, however I am helping a friend setup a
> hotspot at
> > his caravan park in rural Victoria. The basic design of the HotSpot
> > will be an access point connected to the internet through an ADSL
> > service.
> > So all I need is an easy way to setup a HotSpot that has
> security so
> > the people must have authorisation to use it.
> > Any ideas greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks, Mark
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Nick Selemidis [mailto:nikolis at netspace.net.au]
> > Sent: Thursday, 12 April 2007 12:16 AM
> > To: gregsonm at aanet.com.au
> > Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] HotSpot Setup
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <gregsonm at aanet.com.au>
> > Newsgroups: wifi.groups.melbournewireless
> > To: <melbwireless at wireless.org.au>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 3:39 PM
> > Subject: [MLB-WIRELESS] HotSpot Setup
> >> Hello,
> >> I am interested in setting up a hotspot that is easy to setup and
> >> uses off the shelf hardware/software.
> >> The HotSpot must have security so that people must have
> >> to use it, either via a ticket/token or password.
> >> Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how this can be done?
> >> Thanks, Mark
> > Hello Mark
> > I would suggest you to try contacting first other operating nodes
> > around you
> > and work out a plan with them. Maybe a bulk purchase will save you
> > some
> > bucks.
> > Other than that if you still want to go ahead building your
> own node, you
> > should consider buying a wireless router that you can run
> openwrt on it and
> > then depends what you plan to offer at your hotspot an
> antenna. Remember the
> > leagal limit is 36dbi. The Omnis are great for sort
> distances but if
> > you
> > plan to link with another node a parabolic dish is the way
> to go. The
> > security issue is another story, very hard to explain and
> actually do. Maybe
> > a simple splash screen with an open ssid and some info
> about your node
> > and
> > other services you offer will do the trick. For personal
> use you should use
> > another secured ap.
> > I hope I have give you an idea were to start.
> > Maybe a small how to build a node at the M.W. site will
> help ppl like
> > Mark.
> > Nick Selemidis
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