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    Can a single DOM'd AP running Server edition store a captive portal "splash" page (for an AUP or what not) on it's primary DOM? If not, is it possible to set up a centralized Server edition with 2 DOMs, storing the splash page on the centralized server's 2nd DOM, and redirecting traffic from the single DOM APs to the centralized server with dual DOMs?

    Also, is there any way to limit a wireless user's bandwidth in an open hot spot environment, *without* implementing RADIUS?

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    Default Re: Localized "Splash" Pages / Bandwidth Regulatio

    Regarding the hotspot webpages, they are stored on the primary DOM, on each system and can be modified to suit the environment.

    With the bandwidth management, you can shape each hotspot IP ahead of time. If you put the rules at pipe 9000+, then the radius supplied rates (if any) will override the hard coded ones you have entered. If your rules are before pipe 8000, then your rules will be in place even if there are bandwidth rates specified in radius.

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    Default Re: Localized "Splash" Pages / Bandwidth Regulatio

    Quote Originally Posted by tony
    Regarding the hotspot webpages, they are stored on the primary DOM, on each system and can be modified to suit the environment.

    With the bandwidth management, you can shape each hotspot IP ahead of time. If you put the rules at pipe 9000+, then the radius supplied rates (if any) will override the hard coded ones you have entered. If your rules are before pipe 8000, then your rules will be in place even if there are bandwidth rates specified in radius.

    Thanks!
    For the hotspot webpages, can new html files be ftp'd/scp'd, or must the existing ones be modified by hand strictly using a text based interface?

    Is there a bandwidth management option locally on every server edition (regardless of RADIUS) that can be implemented? Is that what you're saying? Or, is this a custom firewalling property I have to insert myself? How do I go about putting all rules before pipe 8000, if i'm attempting to limit all bandwidth-up = 128k and all bandwidth-down = 256k?

    I'm attempting to create an open hot spot that has a "splash" page with an AUP (no login, though), and also automatically limits the bandwidth of *every* client that associates.

    In a hotel environment with multiple APs, is it possible to store the "Splash" pages' content on a centralized StarOS Server and have the other StarOS APs do a url-redirection to the StarOS server? Also, for bandwidth management to effect every client, would it be simplest to do a simple RADIUS setup that somehow generally states that it allows all logins and for every login, there are defined bandwidth limitations?

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    Default Re: Localized "Splash" Pages / Bandwidth Regulatio

    At the moment, hotspot pages need to be modified via the UI, however if you backup your configuration, and restore it on another AP, the pages will follow. We will be updating the starutil utility to allow uploading and downloading of hotspot pages.

    Every Edition supports bandwidth management, and can be accessed via the CBQ script. The examples provided should get you started.

    Since each AP requires to do it's own local authentication before it allows the user to access the rest of the network, it is not possible to redirect the user to another webserver. We will be adding support for 'local server' lists, which can be filled in with the server IPs you wish the user to have unrestricted access too. You can modify the login page to remove the need of a username and password prompt (by hard coding the values in the html), and provide a 'log me in' button. You can have them all sign into a guest account with a set bandwidth limit, as you suggested.

    Thanks!

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