Help with setup!

  • Hi. I wanted to know if pfsense is right for me. Here is my dilemma. I helped create a wifi system at a hotel. So the setup for this hotel was like

    Cable Modem to MAIN Router to switches - the switches connect to a wired connection in each room so the MAINrouter assigns the Ip addresses
                                                          - the switches also connect to four wireless routers (one per floor where the cable connects in a switch method so if someone connects to wireless the MAINrouter assigns the IP address)

    However, now the setup must be changed.

    The new setup should be such that when user connect either wired or wireless, they should be brought to a page where they agree to a Terms of Service and click I agree. They only need to do this once. Nothing else is needed. Basically, this requires a captive portal.

    However, is pfsense the right solution for this? If not, what would be something that is freeware or relatively cheap?

    If so, how is this going to be setup? Is the the MAINrouter here going to be replaced with the computer with 2 NICs running pfsense?

    Thank you!

    Posting here because someone said I should ask here.

  • pfsense will work.

    Do you want all users to click ok, then replace the router with pf? and then all users will have to click ok to get Internet access.

    yeah i saw your other thread and it was in the wrong section. (general ? instead of this one, Captive portal) General is for anything that does not have a specific category or related.

  • It should be fairly easy to replace the main router with a pfsense box running CP. I would recommend a recent 1.2.3 snapshot, as there have been many CP improvements since 1.2.2. Personally, I'd go with an Alix running nano on a good CF card for reliability and low power use.

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