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I am hoping to set up a simple hotspot management solution.

Posted on 2011-02-20
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We are running SBS 2003 on a small network of 5 pcs which I want remain having permenant access to the internet as they have now, but new users I would like to log into the system and be able to record either bandwidth usage or time online.

There would probably be no more than two addtional users at any one time, so there is no need for a costly solution as we would not  be able to recoup the cost.

The new users might log in either through wifi, or through  normal network port.

The SBS server currently is the DHCP server

I am using a draytek vigor 2600 router

Ideally the system would allow non free users to enter a code (which I can provide for them) which will allow them access for a time period.
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Buy a second hand Linksys WRT54G and put dd-wrt on it:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index
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Thanks - what is different about these routers ?
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by:Jason C. Levine
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>> Thanks - what is different about these routers ?

People have created a...hack (for lack of a better term) that turns a simple Linksys router into a hotspot with all the features you requested.  
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by:Cris Hanna
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you have business network using SBS 2003, and now you want to provide free wifi to non- employees through the network?   will the wifi be wpa enabled?
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by:oliverp44
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Thank you - I have purchased the router and will post once I have tried it
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by:Craig Beck
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Zyxel make a pre-made solution - G-4100 or N-4100 (G is for 802.11g and N is for 802.11n)
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Quite complicated but will work
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