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  Reply # 418693 17-Dec-2010 23:42 Send private message

freitasm:
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NonprayingMantis: infrastructure?

With a limit of 50MB per person they could probably operate this with a residential BB connection of, say, 30GB, and wifi modem in each restaurant.


I'm curious what wifi hardware is enforcing the 50Mb limit.

A client of mine is having their free wifi abused really badly, so looking for a way to easily implement this.  Hence my questions about who is running the infrastructure.


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Give Tomizone a go, if you grab a Linksys WRT54GL and install the Tomizone Software on this you can do it with ease.

If you need more access points for your client, then the free and opensource software PFSence has this built in, I have installed this a few times too. All you need to do is have a PC with 3 network cards (1 for WAN, 1 for Local Network and 1 for the Wireless AP's) - From here after a bit of config any user connecting to the network over the Wireless AP network will be greeted with a page either requesting a login, or a disclaimer page.

The advantage of using PFSence with this, is you don't need to purchase additional hardware, all you need is a old computer and you are set. If you want a embedded solution then it's possibly worthwhile grabbing a Soekris to get the job done, these are embedded computers with standard x86 processors. Also you can hook this setup via a switch so people can have ethernet access too.




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  Reply # 418768 18-Dec-2010 10:31 Send private message

I was in Maccas in Queenstreet the other day it had this free service, and it was a Tomizone router that served it up, service start with a Tomizone splash page that informed me that the service was free and what limits were in place, so presumably thats what and who will be controlling traffic, with Telstra obviously providing the link.

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  Reply # 420083 21-Dec-2010 19:06 Send private message

McDonalds is looking good:  http://mcdonalds.co.nz/sites/mcdonalds.co.nz/files/images/WiFi_FAQs.pdf  They now have faq and a searchable map for locations with their free wifi and they say yes, it really is free.    

Hooray for McDonalds.


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  Reply # 420111 21-Dec-2010 20:22 Send private message

Used it today at Johnsonville Mall... Not the fastest, but sure free - available almost anywhere inside the (small) shopping centre.




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  Reply # 420191 21-Dec-2010 22:51 Send private message

Ooops, if they don't have limited amounts of free wifi, they are likely to find it overloaded as people swing by for enormous downloading.   My experience of uncontrolled free is that it becomes unusably slow.   They had better have separate back-haul for their eftpos machines so the queues for food don't start running slowly while people download gigabytes of movies.   

 

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  Reply # 420202 21-Dec-2010 23:15 Send private message

MauriceWinn: Ooops, if they don't have limited amounts of free wifi, they are likely to find it overloaded as people swing by for enormous downloading.   My experience of uncontrolled free is that it becomes unusably slow.   They had better have separate back-haul for their eftpos machines so the queues for food don't start running slowly while people download gigabytes of movies.   

 


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  Reply # 425764 10-Jan-2011 14:46 Send private message

Hi

We supplied the hardware backend that provides the smarts around MB usage limits etc.. if anyone has clients with similar needs, please drop me a line or call.
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  Reply # 425770 10-Jan-2011 15:02

Have tried to connect via iPhone numerous times... Does not seem to work for me or my friends.

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  Reply # 425772 10-Jan-2011 15:08 Send private message

I've connected to the McDonalds WiFi on Constellation drive in Auckland with my HTC Desire and it worked like a charm. Managed it while waiting in the drive-thru queue, so it was pretty quick to get working. No hassles.

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  Reply # 425781 10-Jan-2011 15:24 Send private message

It's a free and private service. Why people would assume it has to be censor free?




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  Reply # 425785 10-Jan-2011 15:28 Send private message

I'd have been very surprised if it was censor free. It's going to be crawling with kids and who'd want that kind of liability anyway?

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  Reply # 425809 10-Jan-2011 16:54 Send private message

SteveON: Have tried to connect via iPhone numerous times... Does not seem to work for me or my friends.


Did you go to the page your browser gets redirected to first to agree to the terms of use? you have to put the tick in the box etc first then you are free to surf.

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  Reply # 425812 10-Jan-2011 17:00 Send private message

vexxxboy: you knew it had to happen

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4525964/McDonalds-Wi-Fi-blocks-spark-ange


Haha

I always find it funny when people that don't get stuff there way (like fix my home pc) and use the race, disablity or sex card to try and get their way.

I am sure there are some good tech people in the Gay,etc community that would of just emailed their support site with the basic query "can you please unblock this site as it is not porn etc".

O well just go to the paper and don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.

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  Reply # 425852 10-Jan-2011 18:35 Send private message

mckenndk:
vexxxboy: you knew it had to happen

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4525964/McDonalds-Wi-Fi-blocks-spark-ange


Haha

I always find it funny when people that don't get stuff there way (like fix my home pc) and use the race, disablity or sex card to try and get their way.

I am sure there are some good tech people in the Gay,etc community that would of just emailed their support site with the basic query "can you please unblock this site as it is not porn etc".

O well just go to the paper and don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.


Dion


It was the lead item on 3News tonite.  Gee I guess nothing else important happened  around the world.




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