FreeBSD machine instead of wireless hotspot device

Angelin Lalev lalev at
Sat Apr 21 15:11:56 UTC 2007

On Sat, 21 Apr 2007 09:38:36 -0400, Chris Slothouber <chris at> wrote:
> 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.
> Sorry, wrong URL.

Thanks a lot! Chillispot is exactly what I need!
It has all the described functionality (point (3) as a additional patch)!

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