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 From:  "Bryan Catlin" <bryancatlin at connectgroup dot net>
 To:  "'Steve Meyer'" <smeyer at socal dot rr dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Anyone with experience of using Monowalls captive portal in a Hotspot solution?
 Date:  Tue, 19 Jul 2005 15:44:50 -0400
We use WRAP boards and a PC with two nics as the main firewall.  We use the
indoor enclosures from http://www.mini-box.com, both the 2e and 3e depending
on our needs. 
We then use other APs for the outside and tie it all into a switch.  We use
multiple brands of APs  I have not tried a wrap as the AP and monowall all
in one yet.  I have one to play with at home but no way to mount the antenna
in the indoor enclosure, been planning to just make a small mount for it and
screw it to the top but have not got around to it.  We have one to a cisco
1700 router and a t1, 2 to other wireless point to multipoint client devices
and one to a wireless backhaul and all work great.


From: Steve Meyer [mailto:smeyer at socal dot rr dot com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:27 PM
To: Bryan Catlin
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Anyone with experience of using Monowalls captive
portal in a Hotspot solution?

What kind of hardware is everyone using? 

I am leaning towards the WRAP board because of its price and POE inclusion,
but the Soekris stuff looks good too. 

Anyone using anything besides these two?

And what is available for enclosures for the WRAP boards other than the
outdoor stuff I see form MiniBox?



Steven C. Meyer

Sr. Systems Engineer

RS Pacific

17291 Yosemite Circle

Huntington Beach, CA 92647-6120

714.841.7776 voice

714.847.0391 fax

714.335.9330 mobile

smeyer at socal dot rr dot com

steve at rspacific dot com


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On Jul 19, 2005, at 12:17 PM, Bryan Catlin wrote:

We run Monowall as our captive portal to all of our pay for and free
hotspots. We use freeradius w/mysql backend as the authentication/time
keeper and have a billing system that thru a web page takes all info
authenticates the credit cards and creates the radius accounts. Thru the
new feature in the 1.2b9 monowall it can read the freeradius db every minute
and disconnect the clients when they are no longer there or when they send a