make my own hotspot


macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 18, 2006
Murfreesboro, TN
hey all,

i want to setup my extra router to be a free public wifi service. i have two questions. is there a way so that when ever they connect to my router it goes to a special homepage first? like hotels make you go to their homepage before you start to browse. also, is there a way to set bandwidth usage? i don't want everyone using all my bandwidth, maybe limit them to 1mbps.



macrumors 68000
Feb 8, 2006
looking for trash files
depends on your ISP and the 'extra router' how much control you will have. some routers will let you set restrictions for an IP range, which would be the range offered to your hotspot clients. how much, how fast, and when are the most common settings.

if you have spare hardware and config skills, you might try THIS as a good place to start. works well, and customers always love the free except for the hardware part... best of luck.
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