I'm very pleased with chillspot, apache-ssl and freeradius.
I have setup a scheme using debian 2.6 whereby authenticated users and passwords are stored in a simple list which is updated as time goes on. I'm doing things this way because mysql takes up too much space. My plan is to use old till-printers to produce tickets on demand. I even have a plan brewing to use the "cisco" button on the front of many linksys routers for such a purpose.
I havn't migrated everything over to an OpenWRT system yet, simply because I don't have a nice enough unit yet (curses to linksys for scaling back the memory on the v5+ routers!)
But everything works great!! Just wanted to extend a big thankyou to those involved in getting things slapped together.
To summarize: chillispot is wonderful, freeradius doesn't require mysql although simple user lists are becoming depreciated, as I have read.
Thanks again for the wonderful, usable code.