Hot spot software recommendations

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Does anyone have any tested solutions for hot spot billing/authentication? Basically a customizable web interface that can be installed on a piece of hardware used as a proxy server for a public wireless access solution.
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Have you also considered hardware and/or firmware solutions?
e.g.
ZyXEL N4100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833181129

Sputnik - http://www.sputnik.com/products/wifi_devices/
You can buy pre-configured devices from them, or if your existing router can be loaded with DD-WRT, Sputnik is already built in (on the Services->Hotspots tab)...

WiFiDog is also built into DD-WRT, as is Chillispot, but I don't think that's supported anymore... it has morphed into CoovaChilli and I believe its developer is the same person that wrote Chillispot.
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MikroTik routerOS - it's what the many of the professional ISPs and hotspot providers use.

www.mikrotik.com - you can load it on any PC based hardware or atheros chipset, or you can buy it preloaded on the routerBoard range of products: www.routerboard.com

You can use the built-in user manager for hotspot applications (http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/User_Manager), or you can use a third party back-end if you want something more sophisticated (e.g http://www.duxtel.com.au/software_hotels_and_hotspot.html)

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