> Lee Sharp wrote:
>> Use RADIUS authentication, and just use one of the many billing front
>> end systems.
> Wouldn't the little hotspot box be easier? Admittedly, I don't have much
> experience with RADIUS authentication. A server for IAS or the *nix
> equivalent would be required wouldn't it? A big piece of extra hardware
> with configurations versus a small one (hotspot box). If I am incorrect
> in this, please tell me. I have been looking (briefly) at a wireless
> access area for a couple small towns using RADIUS, and want to know all
> I can about it before I commit to it.
Why does Radius server mean big box? The systems listed in the Via posts
> ASUS C3 system:
> MSI C7 system:
Install Linux and Free Radius, and the front end of choice. (Probably
with Apache) You probably don't even need a lot of RAM or hard drive.