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Setting up free wireless hotspot-small scale

By coptechs ·
I have 2 clients that want to set up a free hotspot at their businesses. One is a bar and the other a meeting room type facility. Since they are providing the service for free, neither is looking to spend a lot of money. I've seen "do it yourself" solutions using DD-WRT but I really don't want to get involved in flashing router firmware, etc.

I'd like to be able to offer them one or two different options that are reasonably priced. I've looked at Patronsoft's Firstspot system and am thinking that is going to be on the high end of what they may be willing to pay. It ranges in price from $400-$1400 depending on the version and maintenance.

If anyone has any suggestions for a lower cost alternative, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Just plunk down a DSL router and you're done

by robo_dev In reply to Setting up free wireless ...

If it's free, just leave it wide open and walk away. As long as it does not connect to the customer LAN, just keep it simple??

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...and point it at OpenDNS

by JackOfAllTech In reply to Just plunk down a DSL rou ...

Also don't forget to change the default Admin password.

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thanks, but...

by coptechs In reply to Just plunk down a DSL rou ...

I don't necessarily have a problem with that, however I am a little concerned about the potential for someone to access inappropriate sites. To that end I was hoping to be able to require users to sign off on a terms of use page and then get re-directed to the customers website or a splash screen of sorts.

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