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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!).
Discover the Hotspot-Specific Firmware Replacement: CoovaAP

Discover the Hotspot-Specific Firmware Replacement: CoovaAP

If you have a supported wireless router, you can turn it into a hotspot gateway by uploading the free CoovaAP firmware to it. It offers easy hotspot configuration with a built-in captive portal so you can require login, show a disclaimer or usage agreement, and/or require payment.

It also offers bandwidth controls so you can control how much Internet power guests use. Plus you can use their free or paid hosted network management services.

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