A friend of mine has a wireless netwrok that is not secure and he knows it. He wants to setup his 'Hot Spot' so that people can use it (but not get onto his network) only when they logon to his Wireless network the router takes them to a 'web page' of some kind (customisable) to sign in to use it.
I know this exists as i have used such things in hotels and at Exhibitions.
Any ideas welcome.
Is there a Router out there made for this very application ?
Ok, now I got what you are trying to do. Kind of liek walking into a coffee shop or whatnot with Broadband and needing a user id and pass to connect.
Well I must say I am sorry becuase I have no idea right now. I will check out settings on my AP and see if there is a way to take care of this. I will get back to you later tonight when I get home from work.
Yes, there is no way to handle this through the AP. you can set a domain up that will work but will still need a server to handle the responsibilities. the easiest situation and cheapest is the proxy server
You can do it with a AP/Router if you build your own router. That is very techincal though and I would not suggest it.
You would add the server to your network. All you need is a old box and some software installed correctly on it and it should work fine. It will act sort of like a firewall. Everything would go in and out through the Proxy. Or I shoudl say PASS through.