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Setting Up Hotspot Manager

  Date: Nov 30    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 348
  

I am interested in setting up a wifi hotspot for a campground and am looking for
suggestions as to what Linux software is best or sites to further my research. I
am using Ubuntu for my personal OS. It does not need to be complex. One ID or
password for all users. The password will be changed about every six months.
Average user connections will be 75 to 100.

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5 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 30    

The easiest and best way is to purchase one or more wireless routers.
Hardware is always to be preferred to software because of it's stability and
hard coded firewall.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 30    

And to expand on that a little more, if you're supporting 75 to 100 users,
don't skimp on the bandwidth or the equipment. I would suggest at the very
minimum one full T-1 line and a few higher end Cisco wireless access points.
The cheaper Linksys routers will not handle all that traffic well.

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 30    

I am currently using Cisco Commercial router and APs. I am
running an old version of Cisco's BBSM and would like to move away from that and
looking for a Linux solution.

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 30    

I use ddwrt on linksys routers for this. Has the ability to add in ads too.

 
Answer #5    Answered On: Nov 30    

Do you have as many users as the person listed below? Does it take a
performance hit when that many people hit it at once?

 
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