Monday, October 24, 2005

Setup a Free Linux Based WIFI Hotspot

Public IP provides hotspot operators with an extremely simple, highly versatile, FREE, open source hotspot solution. Public IP's ZoneCD is freely distributed software that has been created to help implement safe, free, WiFi hotspots. The ZoneCD can be used by all levels of free WiFi providers, from experienced programmers to coffee house cashiers. Setting up a free WiFi Hotspot can be as easy as hooking up an access point, popping in a CD and rebooting.
The Public IP ZoneCD is what's known as a LiveCD. It does not install to your hard drive. It runs right from your CD-ROM. The ZoneCD is a re-master of Morphix CD which in turn is a modified version of KNOPPIX CD. The ZoneCD is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software pre-configured to create a WiFi gateway. The CD is a mini operating system with automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards and other peripherals. The gateway includes support for WiFi end-user authentication and web content filtering. Public IP ZoneCD is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

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