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Subject:

Re: Hotspot software

From:

Bill Merriam <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:49:22 -0400

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http://www.publicip.net/

This will do what you want. It's free.

Bill

Christopher Cochran wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I’ve been tasked with what I think will be a fun project, putting
> wireless internet in our patient waiting rooms. I’ve got most
> everything done so far but ran into one snag that I was hoping someone
> on this list might have some insight. I’ve got Cisco access points
> setup on a completely separate network infrastructure with its own
> firewall and internet connection. So if I didn’t do anything further, I
> could start letting our waiting room visitors use the internet right
> now. The snag is that we wanted to have our Acceptable Use Policy
> displayed when the users connect (or when they start using the
> internet). I’ve seen this done in coffee shops, hotels, and with
> Gainesville’s own Digital Downtown. On Google I’ve located several
> programs that might work, but what I’m looking for I think is a very
> simple capture portal that just displays the AUP, has an Accept button
> and they can be on their way. We are not interested in charging for the
> service but it looks as if most of the software packages want to
> incorporate credit card billing in some way or have some sort of
> authentication feature (also not what we are wanting). Most of the
> packages look to be linux based or on a LiveCD which is fine, I’ve got a
> box to use for the project so I can install anything I need.
>
> The question I had for the list was, has anybody done this sort of
> thing and have a suggestion for a program that might do the trick. Or
> for that matter, have any tips, tricks, gotchas that you might have come
> across.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Christopher Cochran, MCP
>
> ICS Specialist
>
> The Orthopaedic Institute
>
> Email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>
> Phone: (352) 367-2289
>
>
>

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