[isf-wifidog] wifidog + friefunk

Larry DiBona junkyml at verizon.net
Ven 5 Oct 14:33:44 EDT 2007


I have been working on a similar project using Xwrt and the native OLSR 
package and Wifidog.  It works well. I have a problem I would like to 

When an access point running Wifidog works correctly using the WAN ports 
to authenticate over the WEB to the Authentication server, and is part 
of a mesh, if you remove the WAN connection, it can't find the server 
using the mesh alone. 

I have the system set up in a standard fashion, and the OLSR mesh 
network is in place.  Using 2 router access points and both having the 
WAN ports connected to the Internet, I can connect and authenticate 
against one or the other of the routers using the WifiDog server, all 
works well.  I can also login and administer either router through the 
mesh (without associating), which proves the OLSR mesh is working.

If I remove the WAN connection from the 1st router and it is only 
connected using the OLSR mesh (Which puts it on the network with the 2nd 
router) the 1st router cannot find the Wifidog Server.  The router's 
Wifidog green page informs me that it can't find the server.  Connecting 
to the LAN ports makes no difference. I have placed the mac addresses in 
the wifidog config to allow access.  Has anyone solved this? 


Michael Lenczner wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: michel memeteau <mmemeteau at marseille-wireless.org>
> Date: Sep 27, 2007 2:39 PM
> Subject: [wsfii-discuss] Some words about upcoming POLARIS firmware
> release from France Wireless
> To: community at freenetworks.org, wsfii-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> Hi everybody,
> I'm cross posting Wsfii & freenetwoks mailiing to reach a max of people.
> I m part of France Wireless :  a group gathering most of the wireless
> groups in France as Redlibre in spain for example.
> We worked together to make the setup of a Wireless node ( Mesh +
> captive portal ) for gratis access. the current name of the firmware
> is POLARIS. We use freifunk and wifidog mostly ( and tinyproxy if
> needed ) .
> the TRAC is here : http://dev.wireless-fr.org , sorry as english
> translation is not ready , you can browse it through google translate
> :
> Current firmware is here
> and setup guide here
>  We release in few Weeks the POLARIS 0.2 : see the roadmap
> This project is just a playground , I guess most of your communities
> have already an easy to setup firmware for meshing & captif portal.
> Oui aim is not to do better than all the other projects but to gather
> simple requirement to make my mother being able to create a free
> hotspot with her WRT  .....
> So this mail is more to do a summary of what has been done in each
> community; I remember
> Melbourne ( australia ) has done a web based firmware generator
> red libre , I don't remember
> Wifree project is quite dead ?
> and I guess there are several other projects  ?
> i'd like to know if you feel like me that wireless access could be
> more spread if an easy installer for available for current flashable
> devices.
> thanks for your attention :-)

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