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Offline splash

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Charge for printing
« on: June 22, 2007, 09:03:05 pm »
Maybe this a extreme request...but say I have a network printer connected to my local network and would like wifi clients to be able to use it and a charge per printed page.
discounting this amount on their credit.


I actually have this setup with my local network internet kiosks
0.20€ is discounted of their credit
for every per black and white page they print

Just curious...

Worldspot separates and secures your local network correct?

Not giving wifi clients any access to local network printers? shared drives etc correct?

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Re: Charge for printing
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 10:00:26 pm »
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Maybe this a extreme request...but say I have a network printer connected to my local network and would like wifi clients to be able to use it and a charge per printed page.
discounting this amount on their credit.


I actually have this setup with my local network internet kiosks
0.20€ is discounted of their credit
for every per black and white page they print
WorldSpot can't handles this.
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Worldspot separates and secures your local network correct?
Not giving wifi clients any access to local network printers? shared drives etc correct?
No this is not correct.
WorldSpot service is to instruct chillispot (the captive portal software) wether a user has or not the right to connect, with some time, volume, rate limitation.
All the rest is handled by chillispot and the firmware you choose.
What you ask should be possible, but for experimented linux users only, as it needs configuration on the router side.
You have to configure yourself the rights for unauthenticated and authenticated users.
If you use a WIFI only hotspot (lan and wlan separation), your lan ports and your hotspot users will be fully separated.
By default, everything on the wan side is accessible for authenticated users.