Wifi sharing w/ a 'gateway' access page?
January 17, 2005 6:16 PM   Subscribe

Wifi sharing w/ a 'gateway' access page? {more inside}

I have a speakeasy dsl connection (~1068down / 321up) connected to a utilitarian wireless router (Belkin Wireless G router, 2.4Ghz). I'd like to share it with my neighbors. Netshare through speakeasy though, it seems, only allows people to share with a minimum payment of $20 per month.
I'd rather give folks in my building the option of paying some small amount through paypal if they want to. How can I allow them access, but force them through a gateway page each time they connect? The page would have a donate button and some ground rules for usage. If this is a no brainer I would be grateful if someone (kindly) directed me to accesible DIY resources on this topic. Thanks!
(Hope this isn't a DP, I searched through the archives but didn't see this exact question.)

posted by prettyboyfloyd to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Try NoCat. Also, there's no need to add a sig to your post. There's a line right there underneath the message with identifying information.
posted by majick at 7:57 PM on January 17, 2005

There's a group called NoCatNet that's working on a project called NoCatAuth which might do what you need. It sounds like you want to run what they call an Auth Service. Note that I don't consider this particularly accessible, but YMMV.

(On preview: D'oh!)
posted by Zonker at 7:58 PM on January 17, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks, I'll definitely look into nocat.

posted by prettyboyfloyd at 8:13 PM on January 17, 2005

Remember if people connect using 802.11b instead of G everyone takes the bottleneck as well. (11mbps versus 52mbps)

posted by Dean Keaton at 9:11 PM on January 17, 2005

Since the question is pretty well answered let me just say that immediately after putting eyedrops in I spotted your post and could have sworn it was a question about 'Wife sharing'. So, um, good luck with that.
posted by geekyguy at 10:25 PM on January 17, 2005

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