FreeBSD machine instead of wireless hotspot device

Chris Slothouber chris at
Sat Apr 21 13:38:45 UTC 2007

Chris Slothouber wrote:
> Angelin Lalev wrote:
>> I have wireless hotspot device (Handlink WG-601) which I need to 
>> replace with FreeBSD machine. The device has following functionality I 
>> need to replicate:
>> 1. It has dhcp server (that's easy) 2. It makes NAT between it's 
>> "internal" interfaces and "wan" interface (easy too, but look at 3). 
>> 3. It actually responds on every ARP request coming on it's internal 
>> interfaces. That allows it to act as router for machines that instead 
>> of using dhcp are configured with wrong static IP addresses. 4. It can 
>> use RADIUS for authentication of the users. Actually, 
>> non-authenticated users are given IP address (no WPA, TKIP, etc) and 
>> when they first try to load a web page are redirected to 
>> authentication web-page. Then their username and password are checked 
>> against RADIUS database and only then they are allowed to connect to 
>> the outer network.
>> Two more things:
>> 1. It was part of a larger wireless hotspot service, sponsored from 
>> the government and implemented by outer organization, so buying 
>> another with my organization's money is out of the question. 2. I'm 
>> aware of the issues with security but again I cannot modify the policy 
>> there.
>> I'll be very thankful for any ideas.


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