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Gowe2, GOWEX social Wi-fi

Posted on 2014-01-16
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Has anyone been visited by these guys saying they want to give you free wi-fi at your facility?  First they said they want to give free wi-fi at our location, later they say they want to hook up their wireless accesspoint to our router to give free wi-fi to anonymous users around our building. Then, I raised security concern and why we should provide bandwidth to them, then  later they say, users can use not our bandwidth, but we can advertise ourselves to users within the wi-fi range. I was confused and refused. I went to their website and their advertisement is very conceptual, can't find how it works in detail. They say it's funded by city for the project.

Anyone knows about them how it can benefit merchants and how it works?
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If it's anything like other 'hotspot' providers who offer free wifi they will require you to provide the internet link so that their SSID tunnels traffic back to their network over the internet, usually via VPN.

So what they'll do is bring their wifi kit in and connect it to your internet connection.  That's all.  It shouldn't be able to allow any wifi users to get to your private network - that's what they mean when they say users won't use your bandwidth.  They will be using your internet bandwidth but not your LAN bandwidth, or have any access to services on it.

I've done this for a few service providers in the UK.  Usually I just plug their kit into the DMZ or externally-facing internet switch (whichever is required).
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