"You can simply throw out the mesh nodes and start offering
wireless Internet, however, you'll probably want to configure some
type of captive portal if it's a public network. A captive portal
prevents users from accessing the Internet until they either agree
to your usage terms or at least view the portal or splash screen.
This lets you show a disclaimer, agreement, or advertisements.
Captive portals can also work in hand with authentication and
billing solutions. Then the captive portal could prompt users to
login and/or provide payment before Internet access is given.
"You can either use a third-party service or use the captive
portal and bandwidth limiting features provided by Open-Mesh. For
third-party service, Open-Mesh can be manually configured for
compatible RADIUS servers or you can use one of the pre-configured
services. Two of the preconfigured choices is CoovaOM and
WorldSpot.net. They give out their services for free when you are
offering free hotspot access. They charge a small fee when you're
offering paid hotspot access. CoovaOM is better integrated with
Open-Mesh, however, WorldSpot.net offers a ticketing system."