[Chilli] CoovaAP and an all-offsite (centralised?) solution

Outback Dingo outbackdingo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 14:06:08 UTC 2010

yes, using radius authentication this would work its how we do it

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 9:53 AM, Ronald MacDonald <ronald at rmacd.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> After fighting with configuration for a few hours, I thought it'd be a good
> idea to see if what I'm trying to do is actually possible.
> Many of the web sites with documentation as to going about setting up an AP
> with Coova assume having a CoovaChilli server running at the gateway for
> authentication management and so as to provide DHCP service etc.
> I am using a Linksys WGR54GL which originally had the stock firmware, but
> I've just put CoovaAP on it. I am able to get it to show up the internal
> portal and let users log in as such, but what I'd like to see is a bit
> different again.
> I've got it in my head that it should be possible to have the AP sitting on
> the LAN, which has a direct internet connection. Unauthenticated users would
> be sent to a portal login running on a remote server (across the 'net) which
> itself has mechanisms by which to register and authenticate users. The
> server already has a table of credentials which Radius is configured to look
> up.
> However I can't see how doing that would work, as CoovaChilli seems to be
> built around this notion of a local gateway server, two nic's, it providing
> the DHCP server for the AP clients, etc.
> Surely I must be doing something wrong or have simply failed to understand
> how CoovaAP running on my router fits into the big scheme of things.
> Best wishes,
> Ronald.
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