April 22nd, 2005, 10:53 PM
recently at hotel....
Cool Idea. I want to see about implementing this for some guests who come in and use my network. However i have no clue how to.
I don't know what ot search on google either.
April 22nd, 2005, 11:11 PM
Sounds like you're looking for an "authentication" mechanism for wireless access. A couple of open source options are:
April 22nd, 2005, 11:13 PM
not wireless. I was directly plugged into the hotels lan connection.
April 22nd, 2005, 11:27 PM
Ah. My mistake. Sounds almost like a proxy then. I know what you're talking about. Squid HOWTO might be one way..
April 23rd, 2005, 12:08 AM
could you ping out? perhaps a routing issue at their gateway. the page you got was probably on an internal server so it didnt need to get outbound.
April 23rd, 2005, 12:15 AM
Its done on my uni network using MAC addresses, the MAC address must be validated before its allowed to access the internet and other resources.
Surely this could be implemented simply with iptables? although ive never used them and dunno whether iptables is able of MAC addresses? A script could be created that up dates the iptables file, to allow for access onces the MAC is known??
edit: yea squid rings a bell from when i was "experimenting" on the network, so think thats the way to go
April 23rd, 2005, 12:26 AM
many roters come with mac filters now adays.
April 23rd, 2005, 12:32 AM
Im well aware of that, but if the MAC isnt valid they rarely direct you to a website where you have to say your who you say you are, plus they dont allow a client to add them self to the list of allowed MAC's
iptables can be used to route, so it could be routed to a webserver asking for verification,
its a solution, not a perfect one, but one that could be hacked together in minutes using junk
April 23rd, 2005, 01:00 AM
ahh, i mis understood what you were trying to say. your method seems pretty good actually.
April 23rd, 2005, 02:29 PM
Check out nocat, (nocat.net)
We use nocat Auth at work for both our wired and wireless public networks. It brings upa splash page that will not let the user go anywhere until clicking a button, you can also set it up to backedn to a mysql db for authentication.
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