View Full Version : How does "pay for" WiFi work?

July 8th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Hey all.

My company is looking to set up some "pay for" wifi hotspots similar to Starbucks, airports etc. Is anyone here familiar with how computers are restricted/granted access once they've paid? I presume there's some routing that happens based on a systems MAC address but I could use some more detail.

I'm sure the answer is yes but could we deploy small(ish) linux systems to handle this kind of gatekeeping?

Thanks in advance.