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Tips on Setting Up and Hosting a Wi-Fi Hotspot

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Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, shares tips on installing and operating a Wi-Fi hotspot. He touches on the security of your private and public network and other deployment topics. Plus he discusses a few different hotspot solutions (most are free!).
Consider ZoneCD if You Have an Old PC Lying Around

Consider ZoneCD if You Have an Old PC Lying Around

If you have a spare computer, you can turn it into a hotspot gateway. ZoneCD is a Linux-based live CD that runs on generic computers and works with any wireless router or AP to provide public and private access.

Your Intel-compatible PC needs only 128 MB of RAM, a bootable CD-ROM drive, a floppy or USB drive, and two Ethernet network adapters.