Multiple accounts in WIfi System
Posted on 2009-05-16
We deployed a WiFi project in a residential compound. There are outdoor access points installed in compound and users connect wirelessly to our system to use internet. For billing a Hotspot server is installed because when a user gets a dhcp address from a Wifi point he a login page appears to him for entering user name and password. So when he enters that information he can use service. Now in here with one user name and password only one person can use at a time and not multiple computers behind single user name and password.
Now problem is arising that people complain that in a single home for 2 PC's they need to buy two accounts and they compare this with a DSL modem service where one internet account is entered into modem and at the back of modem there are 4 ethernet ports from where 4 PC's can be connected and if DSL modem also supports wireless then wirelessly laptop can also connect to same DSL modem. But in our case its not like this, I need to ask experts is there a way we can introduce in our installed system a addon which allows one user name password to connect multiple PC's same time?
I checked witht he vendors of hotspot software and they said that it is not possible because if a username and password is logged in at a certain into server the same account can not be used for another session.
Any ideas? I hope I have clearly explained my problem. If any additional information is required please ask me.