Yeah - I'm venting - though if I could find a decent workaround, that would be great.
There are a slew of AP management products out there, but they all take one of two approaches:
1> Monetize the wifi
2> Force the use of really crappy hardware and then charge a small fortune to manage it.
My needs are simple.
We provide free wifi to our retail customers.
I don't control usage beyond setting bandwidth quotas and blocking p2p.
I wouldn't care about the p2p, but I can't afford to lose our connection due to dmca violations.
P2P violators get banned temporarily, but I have no way to notify them, since they are identifiable only by mac address.
I suppose I can cobble together something out of FreeRadius, though I'm terrible with coding.
If someone out there wants to sell me their custom scripting that does what I want, now would be a good time, since I'm sure Mikrotik will release a final version of 5.0 with a functioning UM Real Soon Now.