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WiFiDog

Please read WiFiDog Captive Portal for a definition of WiFiDog. It is FOSS software used to create wireless hot-spots. It is a next-generation alternative to NoCat. For more information look at the wifidog FAQ. Captive portal.

Preparation

Prerequisites

Required Packages

  • iptables-mod-extra
  • iptables-mod-ipopt
  • kmod-ipt-nat
  • iptables-mod-nat-extra
  • libpthread

Installation

opkg

opkg update
opkg install wifidog
vi /etc/wifidog.conf
/etc/init.d/wifidog enable
/etc/init.d/wifidog start
netstat -a

You can also run wifidog in foreground/debug mode:

wifidog -f -d 7
  -f means to run in foreground (do not become a background daemon)
  -d 7 increases debug output level to the maximum

Configuration

Start on boot

To enable/disable start on boot:
/etc/init.d/wifidog enable this simply creates a symlink: /etc/rc.d/S?0??? → /etc/init.d/???
/etc/init.d/wifidog disable this removes the symlink again

Administration

Troubleshooting

Notes

doc/howto/wireless.hotspot.wifidog.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/08 20:19 (external edit)