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Installing Wi-Fi Hotspot Business

By t_spedaliere ·
Hey Everyone,
I have been considering starting a business that would install Wi-Fi Hotspots in both residental and commerical locations. I have installed numerous of setups before and i feel comfortable about my work. The system that would be setting up would consist of both free service and pre-paid or pay-on-demand. For the authentication, i have considered using Microsoft's Windows 2003 Server for RAIDUS Authentication. I was wondering if you guys would have anything to offer concerning this topic? Any information would be greatly apperciated.

Thank You,
ToDi1010

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ZyAir B-4000 is the answer go to website http://www.snlink.com

by goshahid In reply to Installing Wi-Fi Hotspot ...

Using windows 2003 server won?t word for a pay HotSpot service because you need a mechanism to get the payments form your prospective customer. Get a HotSpot gateway, which has a built-in RADIUS server with accounting capability such as ZyAir B-4000. SN Link Systems (website address: http://www.snlink.com) offer such a HotSpot gateway or router whatever you call and they are very cost effective and best of all it?s a plug and play device just hook up to your hi-speed DSL or Cable internet connection.

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Installing Wi-Fi Hotspot Business

by abdur_12 In reply to Installing Wi-Fi Hotspot ...

Respected sir,
I am very much interested in installing Wi-Fi Hotspot Business in my residential location with your free service.However, i assure you Sir that I shall pay you systematically if the proposed Business is really flourishing one!Thanking you.
18.10.2004. yours faithfully, AbdurRazacq.K E-mail; abdur_12@yahoo.co.in

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Microsoft IAS works in some cicumstances

by noel In reply to Installing Wi-Fi Hotspot ...

I've used Win2k IAS Radius services for several hotspot sites. It has worked flawlessly, with the exception noted in another message - you need to know who the customers are before they need your service.

We got around this by having on-demand customers call in on their cellphones to sign up for service.

Beware that IAS uses MAC addresses and MAC addresses are *very* easy to spoof. One customer can sign up for the service and his/her friends can all change their MAC addresses to match, then they all get free service. This wasn't a problem for us, but it is something to consider.

If you have any questions - contact me via www.seacoastwireless.com

Steve

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by abdur_12 In reply to Installing Wi-Fi Hotspot ...

Respected Sir,
There is no response for my letter dated oct'18,2004.
22.10.2004. abdur_12@yahoo.co.in

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