Programs Hotels/truckstops use for WiFi access

Posted on 2005-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Does anyone know what type of a program/protocol hotels/truckstops Starbucks use to allow, bill and track WiFi access.  I know I go into a hotel room plug in my laptop and open a browser and it automatically takes me to a "enter your credit card and pay to get an access code" page.
Question by:bvea_tech
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    They are all differet. Starbucks, Borders Books, along with some Hyatt hotels use T-Mobile (cell company) for wifi access and billing.

    I'm sure some use in-house developed software or a 3rd party vendor.
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    Here is a great example of how to get into this lucrative market on the cheap --

    An example of software used --

    An example of Motorola's "mega" solution --

    Good example of hot-spot WIFI aggregation --,mns,ravpn

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