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HOTSPOT managment(Feature request)

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:56 am
by raqu
It will be very good if You will be able to do some manegment for end user client (ex. employee of hotel) for hotspot users. I think about some monitoring hot spot user (for ex. via web page - how many people are on the hotspot, print out ticket for hotspot users. With out that feature hotspot in mt router is not so good...

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:22 am
by bino
I'm not at the same point-of-view.

RouterOS's Hotspot is quiet sexy.
But it's not intended for "kiosk class" operation.
It's designed just like what dial-in server do.
The Accounting and Billing System is left to the AAA server (RADIUS).

With this mechanism, you can Join with Global roaming internet user such-as IPass and GRIC, or just build your own billing system based on RADIUS.

"Kiosk-class" mechanism is not bad at all.
It just "another feature".

The "midle-way" of this request is to build a so called "micro-billing-system"


Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:59 am
by raqu
Yes, but with some "micro - billing system", MT building hotspot will be very easy.
I don't want to join IPASS or something else. Is it any free linux billing software for radius, or I should create it on my own?
I look for some solution.

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:12 am
by bino
FreeRadius + FreeSide will be great.
But still it's ISP class
You'll have to modified ... script ... etc etc for it act as kiosk-class