This is my initial research on building a wifi hostpot with a click-through policy page. The easiset
solution appears to flash the firmware on a supported wireless router with open source soiftware that
supports this feature.
Here;s the first few candidates I've found. At the moment I'm considering DD-WRT + NoCatSplash.
- DD-WRT: Offers many firmware versions to support many different routers. Along with adding new general features, open-source projects designed specifically for hotspots are intergraded.
- OpenWRT: Unlike most other firmware replacements, setting up hotspot features and a web-based GUI interface requires advanced knowledge and additional installation.
Enables hotspot user authentication and management for free or pay access hotspot solutions with an external RADIUS server.
Integrated into the firmware, providing advanced captive portal and content management features for free access hotspots. You must set up an external server with their proprietary software.
- NoCat: Provides only a simple captive portal (splash screen) feature
with a few filtering options, however is excellent for giving away free access (or even paid access
with some work) when user tracking and advanced hotspot management isn't necessary. You may create
your own splash screen.