FreeBSD and Hotspots
Bruce A. Mah
bmah at freebsd.org
Wed Jul 14 14:49:12 PDT 2004
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If memory serves me right, staticblackz wrote:
> I am trying to build a hotspot for freebsd I was wondering how
> something like this would be made, is there already one out there I
> can use. I would need it to redirect users to some web page ran off
> apache that can send their logon info to the radius server also
> making it so they can't browse the net until they were authenticated
> with the radius server.
Recent beta versions of m0n0wall (a FreeBSD-based firewall) have
captive portal support. I haven't tried this feature personally, but
I'm pretty sure there's RADIUS support.
> My other problem is I am trying to set an
> orinoco pcmcia card to ap-mode and it won't work it gives me the
> error..."ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA (mediaopt): Device not configured" I
> have tried many different ways to make this card work and it won't,
> I use the command " ifconfig wi0 inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 0xfffffff0
> ssid my_net channel 11 media DS/11Mbps mediaopt hostap up". If I
> switch the device to ath1 for my atheros card ti works fine..I
> REALLY need help with these 2 problems
As another poster pointed out, I don't think the Hermes-based cards
can do hostap mode. The Prism- and Atheros-based cards can. See the
wi(4) and ath(4) manual pages for more details.
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