Unifi wifi

Hi guys

we have the unifi wifi access points.

Something we own is cottages in a national park in suffolk.

The Chairman wanted each cottage to have a wifi and guests to sign on for free. He wants soon as user connects they get forwarded to a website where they enter there name and email address and soon as they submit they get online access. We can host the website on our server too if has to be.

Can someone advice how is best to do this using the above wifi controller
Sundeep VAsked:
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
You will need the following as this is what I did with a client AND 5 UniFi AP's:


Computer to run PFSense with dual NIC(WAN port and LAN Port)


POE network switch.  I suggest at least 16 ports, depending on the coverage you will need for the cottages


I recommend the Ubiquiti UniFI AP-LR units https://store.ubnt.com/unifi.html


Install and config PFSense along with these  modules


Follow this tutorial to install and run the UniFi controller on your pfSense box CLICK HERE
Here is a link on self registrations (CLICK HERE).  Keep in mind that you may not get legitimate username and emails etc.  May want to consider a way to have users access email for a short period of time to accept a verification link.

On a good day, I have seen close to 60 clients concurrently on a single AP.


Sundeep VAuthor Commented:

many thanks for the above it was much helpful. Just a question, are those modules free or is there charge? if so you know what charges is like?
nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
Everything listed is free of charge.

You will have to only pay for your hardware. :)

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Sundeep VAuthor Commented:
random question, can the above be done without pfsense?
nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
It can be done however, I HIGHLY recommend  a firewall to help protect your network.  Using the pfSense gives you that advantage.  Also, if you don't use pfsense, you now will need two hardware devices; a firewall/router and a separate hardware to host your UniFi appliance.
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