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Non-Mikrotik based remote hotspot and billing server

Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:35 am

Hi all,

I'm a newbie to Mikrotik, but with more than 10yrs experience in networking... especially with Cisco products...

We just bought an rb1200 and want to set it up to work with a remote hotspot and billing server, no RADIUS authentication required for now, and user database and login IDs, user accounts and all user related information is on the remote hotspot server.
It could sound as easy as just routing all traffic to the hotspot server so that the hotspot server becomes the default gateway for all networks behind the router, but we want to avoid this.
The rb1200 has it's own internet connection and we just want user access to be billed and controlled by the remote hotspot server.

Is this possible?

Thanks.
 
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Re: Non-Mikrotik based remote hotspot and billing server

Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:07 am

RADIUS is going to have to fit in there some how. What exactly are you tying to connect to? That will help answer the question.
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Re: Non-Mikrotik based remote hotspot and billing server

Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:50 pm

This will help you: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/HotSpot_e ... login_page
It is recommend to use a radius server for this.
Define an external radius server in mikrotik.
Then edit the login.html in mikrotik as the link suggest and then put the external login.php on the server your remote hotspot server.

The scenario will be like this:
Users will browse the internet but they will be redirected to login.html in mikrotik which points to the login.php of the remote hotspot server.
On this page, they will input the username and password. You can catch these credentials for records and billing purposes.
Then when the user clicks the submit button, the credentials will be sent back to mikrotik for authentication.
Mikrotik has a radius server defined and will try to authenticate the user.
on successful authentication, they will be given access to the internet using the internet of the mikrotik device.

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