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Setting Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot Using m0n0wall

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Need to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot that requires your patrons to authenticate? Sounds too expensive? On the contrary. Kulvir Singh Bhogal shows you how to set up the hotspot on the dirt-cheap.

Obtaining m0n0wall

Before dealing with m0n0wall, I had never played with the FreeBSD operating system. Accordingly, I wasn't looking forward to having to learn a new OS for my friend's coffee shop, regardless of him offering me free coffee for life. Fortunately, m0n0wall pretty much insulated me from the intricacies of the OS. You can obtain m0n0wall from http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads.php. I obtained the ISO image of version 1.22 and burned it using my favorite CD burning software to a blank CD. You also need to get your hands on a formatted floppy disk (which will be used by m0n0wall to house its configuration).

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