[isf-wifidog] Radius Accounting & Windows Firmware Installer

Francois Proulx fproulx at edito.qc.ca
Mer 26 Oct 19:38:15 EDT 2005

We are working (Philippe is) on a nice tight package for OpenWRT
Whiterussian + Wifidog including a Web interface. This will be fairly easy
to install for users... Building a windows installer is not our primary
concern for now...

> On Wed, 2005-10-26 at 18:19 +0100, Sagar wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am working on OPENWRT/DD-WRT + Chillispot for number of months.
>> Some questions about WiFiDog
>> 1.    Have we thought about writing a windows installer utility like
>> one we get
>> with WRT54G "LINKSYS Firmware installer".
>> It will make wifidog firmware install process a pleasurable
>> experience
>> & would appeal to wider venue owners and hence user base.
> I'm not sure what you mean exactly.  WiFiDog itself doesn't have a
> special firmware per se (other than the recommended, which is a standard
> OpenWRT build).  It runs on the OpenWRT build that it was compiled for
> (or more accurately, the iptables library that it was meant to use).
> This means that WiFiDog could run on virtually anything that runs Linux
> so long as the dependencies of iptables and POSIX threads are met.
> (I would like to see OpenWRT on the Belkin routers, since they are now
> less than $50 at the Home Depot here in Vancouver, and just as
> ubiquitous as the Linksys, even if they are far worse quality.)
>   Also, it's not the uploading of the firmware that's the problem (the
> Linksys Web Interface does a good job of doing this, if the firmware
> works via TFTP, it will work through this as well).  In my experience,
> the problem lies with the configuration after the fact.  OpenWRT by
> default doesn't have a web interface, and whether you're configuring it
> for Ile Sans Fil's auth server, or some other server (BC Wireless, NYC
> Wireless, etc, etc), that's where the trouble lies.  (Using SSH to
> access the device discourages people from OpenWRT)
>   I think the answer is writing a decent UI for OpenWRT with WiFiDog
> config options, which is half of what I've been working on as of late,
> and I would highly recommend that something added on to nbd's interface
> ( http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic?id=2697 ) be looked into.  It's
> probably the best interface I've seen, and it's much better than
> wrestling around with the alternatives out there.  A nice add-on to the
> UI with the basic config options would probably do wonders once this is
> up and going.
> --
> Joe Bowser <bowserj at resist.ca>
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