Captive Portal For Hotel With Tiered Pricing

  • Using PFSense2.2.6

    I am trying to setup a captive portal for a hotel.  They want to be able to offer different levels of service.  Is there a way the user can connect and be directed to the portal where they have the choice to buy a 5Mbps connection or a 15Mbps Connection.

    The hotel would like for the guest to be able to pay right there on the portal with their credit card.

    If someone could point me in the right direction that would be appreciated.  I have searched around but cannot find an answer to this.  I'm wondering if it's even possible?

    Thanks in advance,


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    That would require lots of custom code and an interface to their PMS, most likely.

    They might want to look at something like rgnets instead unless they insist on reinventing the wheel.

  • I would be very careful of offering this sort of speed service. What bandwidth does the hotel have to play with? What happens if 10 x people buy 15mbps internet? It's very difficult to explain to a paying customer why they're not getting 15mbps if they paid for it.

    I would look at running two CP's on VLAN's then using AP's that have multi vlan/ssid and call them -

    Hotel WiFi standard & Hotel WiFi premium, rather than tying yourself to a speed. You could then claim that premium WiFi is 3 x quicker without having to give any speed indications.

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