reating a Wi-Fi Internet hotspot service from scratch can seem like a daunting
task. I had many sleepless nights trying to get to grips with FreeRadius, DD-
WRT, Chillispot etc. I hope that this How To helps you to avoid some of the
problems I encountered along the way.
Regards Sean Bracken
Following these instructions may invalidate your Linksys warranty. You do so at
your own risk. These instructions assume that you have an understanding of
Linux, PHP MySQL and Apache. If you brick your AP you might get it back by
holding down the reset pin for 20 seconds, unplug the power while still holding
down the reset button for another 20 seconds and then plugging the power
back in while still keeping the reset button held in for a further 20 seconds.
This should bring it back to the defaults of whatever firmware you have
installed. You should be able to login to 192.168.1.1
*******End of Warning********
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What you will need:-
Download the latest version here http://dd-wrt.com
Download the latest version here http://freeradius.org/
Download the latest version here http://sourceforge.net
d) Linsys WRT54GL AP
e) You will also need PHP, Apache, MySQL amd MySql Delopment Modules,
(These need to be setup first.) some patience, plenty of coffee and cigarettes.
Step 1 DD-WRT/Chillispot Configuration
Configure the WRT-54G with the standard Linksys software and the use the
upgrade firmware module to install the dd-wrt package on the AP.
*******IMPORTANT******* Use your cable connection to do the upgrade.
NOT the wireless connection.
Reboot the AP and login to your new firmare.
Set Dynamic configuration DHCP
Disable DHCP (Chillispot will manage DHCP for your clients.)
Change the Local IP of the AP to 192.168.10.1.
Set your gateway and DNS addresses.
Update changes and log back in to the new IP address.
Go to the administration page.
Enter the IP address of your Radius server.