How To Set Up Public Wi-Fi Hotspot/WISP with MikroTik Router and 3G/4G Modem
In these Tutorials, we will discuss:
1. Introduction to MikroTik Wi-Fi Hotspot
2. MikroTik Hotspot Gateway features
3. What is 3G Modem and its Usefulness?
4. What is User-Manager and its Usefulness in MikroTik Hotspot?
MikroTik Wi-Fi Hotspot can only be defined as HotSpot Gateway, which provides authentication for clients before accessing public networks. Hotspot can
Previously, we have discussed what radius servers are all about. Today we'll talk about Radius Servers' types and their features. Some are free sources, while some are paid. Each of these radius servers is exceptional for what they are developed and used for. They developed some of these radius servers for different operating systems.
First, there are different radius servers that were designed for different purposes and different usage based on their platforms.
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What is Radius Server?
When we say Radius Server in networking, what does it really mean?
According to Wikipedia, Radius Server is a networking protocol that provides centralized authentication, authorization, and accounting management for users who connect and use a network service.
Livingston Enterprises developed RADIUS Server in 1991 as an access server used for authentication and accounting protocols (AAA).
They commonly use radius servers in telecommunication networks
What is Radius Manager
Radius Manager can be defined as an easy-to-use administration and billing solution to manage radius servers, its widely used by Internet Service Providers, telecommunication companies, WISP, and Wifi Hotspot Service Providers, it's can also be used to manage and monitor network devices such as Mikrotik, Cisco, StarOS, ChilliSpot, pfSense NAS, and various CMTS devices. It can be used in wireless, dial-up, and DOCSIS cable systems. Radius Manager supports Byte and time
Previously we discussed an introduction to Wi-Fi Hotspot, but today we will talk about MikroTik Hotspot.
What is MikroTik Wi-Fi Hotspot:
Mikrotik HotSpot is a way to authorize users to access some network resources but does not provide traffic encryption. To log in, users may use almost any web browser (either HTTP or HTTPS protocol), so they are not required to install additional software. The gateway is accounting for the uptime and amount of traffic each client has used, and also c
Introduction to MikroTik Wi-Fi Hotspot
Before we dive into how to set up a public WiFi Hotspot and related features, let’s define what we mean. While some people use the terms Hotspot” and “Mobile Hotspot” interchangeably, they have distinct meanings.
WiFi Hotspot: A WiFi hotspot is a physical location where people can access the Internet, typically using WiFi, via a wireless local area network (WLAN) with a router connected to an Internet service provider
Attach a specific remote address for each user and show the route for their LAN
Enable the server and set the appropriate profile
Create an empty bridge and attach a local address to it.
PPTP SERVER SETUP
Install and setup User-Manager:
Install the user-manager package if it is not already installed.
You may need to upgrade your RouterOS Software on CHR.
Configure the user-manager for your users/clients and billing scheme
Add remote site routers to the user-manager with the IP address specified in their PPP secret
Install and setup dude server:
Install dude server
Configure Dude to accept remote connection
Connect with Dude from any client using the public Assigned IP address from AWS.
Add devices to dude using the PPTP assigned addresses and the remote LAN addresses
Setup Remote Site Router:
Setup Connection to internet on remote site router
Setup hotspot and PPPoE as required
Configure PPTP — client
Setup radius client to connect to server over PPTP link IP address
Configure Hotspot/PPPoE to use-radius. Set interim update.
Pptp - Clients connect:
Install Dude client locally:
Access the corporate file server from another remote site:
Add a route to the remote site router for the corporate LAN via the pptp tunnel
Also add a route to the corporate office router for the remote Site LAN via the pptp tunnel
If you do not have access to the remote site LAN, you can simply masquerade everything going out through the pptp-client interface of the remote site router, hence the route from the corporate router will not be required
If you have issues setting it up kindly drop a comment on any issues you are facing or go to the forum and post your questions there.