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Q- how to set up WDS for a coffee shop

by nicholasman206 / March 25, 2016 11:25 PM PDT

I have a little knowledge about WDS. and I want to know how to set up a WDS for a coffee shop or a clinic that users only can have to a special website or they have username and password to access internet.
I have been searching about it for a while and I will be glad if someone can help

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Sounds like two needs
by Steven Haninger / March 26, 2016 5:44 AM PDT

WDS is just a way to connect APs without wiring them to some common place on the network. Signals travel from one to the other until they reach the router. Limiting internet access depends on what you specifically want to include or exclude. One solution could begin with a proxy server. It's easy enough to find a router that initially redirects to a special website such as motels, hotels, etc. do with guest accounts but a proxy could handle that too.

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I need something like this :
by nicholasman206 / March 29, 2016 9:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Sounds like two needs

thank you for your reply. Love

for now I want a html page to load first when user connect to the wireless.
then on the html file it can be some information and also a link to hotel's website,

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Well...you started as a coffee shop but now it's
by Steven Haninger / March 29, 2016 4:55 PM PDT

become a hotel? It sounds like you might just need a business type router or AP already designed for that purpose. These make folks login using some customer code and then direct them to a specific website before moving on. These devices are already available but I don't know the brand names or sources of them. Someone else here may. But if you want further limit where they can web surf, that takes more hardware and may not be an easy DIY. A proxy server could do such as well as a good knowledge of white listing and black listing. That's not an area I can help with.

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Sounds like Ruckys and other systems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2016 5:22 PM PDT
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thank you all
by nicholasman206 / April 11, 2016 4:05 AM PDT

thank you all for the helpful answers.
I searched and tried to find a solution. and I think the best way for doing this is using "mikrotik" routers and mikrotik OS for the software that do the job. but it might even not be not enough and we might have to use another software to control the users and their usage. (ibsng accounting)
I don't know much about kikrotik and I am not sure how hard it will be. so I will search more and try to find sb who do the job

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