Topic: Suggestions From All of You Regarding Hotel Wifi Setup
I have 8 D-link 2100 Access Point's for one hotel giving internet access to wifi users. But this set-up is not standard set-up. So I brought Linksys 54GL router and tested it with DD-WRT, ChilliSpot, Freeradius and Mysql and everything is working perfect for me.Now next is to implement this on hotel but main problem is existing Access Points. So for testing purpose i tried installing chillispot on fedora with 2 lan cards and freeradius which is also working fine....but its not working with AP. In Access Point i define to take IP address from DHCP (i.e.chillispot which is running on my machine).my problems/queries are below:
(1)How can i check weather AP's getting IP Address from chilli or not???
(2)Chillispot will give IP address to Access Points but what about wifi clients means who will give IP address to clients which are connecting via Access Point as chillispot requires no other DHCP server in the network???
(3)What authentication method to be selected in access point configuration like open,shared access, wpa/eap etc. i think chillispot is going to manage authentication and accounting then is it necessary to define radius server IP address and secret in access point ???? because in AP there is one option WPA/EAP which gives me option of defining radius server.but when i select this option then before connecting to AP it looks for secure certificates and i don't want to involve certificates in this. I just want simple setup with chillispot which i have done with Linksys.
Or another option to replace all Access Points and buy new linksys routers.
Please give me suggestion.