Ask the Wi-Fi Guru: Making a Linux-based Hotspot
Apr 17, 2009, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Weiss)
"A: Let's first unpack this scenario--you want to setup a single
piece of hardware that will give nearby users wireless Internet
access. But, you want to force them to see a splash page upon
connecting (such as ads from sponsors), and you want to define
limits on their upload and download speeds, presumably so that no
single user can hog all the available bandwidth to the
"As you have discovered, NoDogSplash meets all of your needs,
but with one catch--it runs on OpenWRT, which is a less
user-friendly router firmware than, say, DD-WRT (or Tomato). The
OpenWRT learning curve is considerable compared to these others,
and although it is quite powerful, it may not be the most inviting
choice for a turnkey solution.
"Unfortunately, it does not seem like anyone has posted a
successful report of installing NoDogSplash on DD-WRT or Tomato.
However, there are two alternative approaches to consider:"
- Safely Sharing Your Wireless Internet With CoovaAP, Part II(Mar 23, 2009)
- Safely Sharing Your Wireless Internet With CoovaAP, Part I(Mar 16, 2009)
- Upside-Down-Ternet (Classic Prank and Good Wireless Security)(Apr 01, 2009)
- Ask the Wi-Fi Guru, Episode XIII: DD-WRT All Over the Place(Mar 04, 2009)
- Ask the Wi-Fi Guru: daisy chaining, DD-WRT, signal boosting, and remote administration(Feb 13, 2009)
- How to: Manage Traffic Using Tomato and QoS(Feb 03, 2009)