[Wolves] Wifi Access Control - not php

Stuart Beeson stuart.beeson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 08:51:21 UTC 2015

On 16 April 2015 at 09:44, Wayne Morris <waynelists at machx.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
> As anyone got any suggestions for creating my own version of 'the cloud'
> wifi control, preferably with cheap or free software.
> Basically the company I work for has a load of student houses, each with a
> Virgin wifi box - we currently manually change the wifi password every
> month,
> then charge one tenant a fee, who then passes on the code to all and
> sundry, so we only ever get one fee.
> Since the maximum revenue from a house even if all pay is < cost of virgin
> box, can't afford to use The Cloud or anything like (Cloud I think is £130
> a month)
> Ideally would like something that sits on a centralised server, and grants
> access for periods regardless of which box is being used.
> Would something like this be done by setting the dns of the Virgin box to
> the server, then running a log in script which then allows dns searches?
> Prob I foresee with this is that if a user sets his network card up to use
> his own dns servers, then he defeats the object.
> Any ideas?
> Cheers
> Wayne
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You could try PacketFence it has some really cool features -

Hope this helps


Stuart Beeson
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