Is it possible to use pfsense to make pay-to-use hotspot?



  • Is there a way to make pfsense utilize a wifi card and a captive portal interface to charge wifi users for using our internet?

    Thanks.



  • I'm not sure about pfsense, but DD-WRT could be ran on top of pfsense as an AP to give you something like that I think.


  • Netgate Administrator

    You can do it you have some external authentication server that handles the payment. Or just charge for the voucher codes, it depends how you are working.

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    You can do it you have some external authentication server that handles the payment. Or just charge for the voucher codes, it depends how you are working.

    Steve

    Any possibility there might be a walkthru? Or someone willing to help? :) Thanks.



  • @elementalwindx:

    Any possibility there might be a walkthru?

    Any possibility you can be more specific on how you want to charge?

    Perhaps you would be happy to sell vouchers, the vouchers containing a code unique to each voucher. The code allows the purchaser to access the internet for an interval of time that is specified when a "roll" of vouchers is generated. The interval starts on first use of the voucher code. This can be pretty much accommodated by a pfSense system on its own EXCEPT you would probably want the help of another system with word processor having "mail merge" capability (e.g. OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Microsoft WORD) to print the vouchers.


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