Ticket #116 (new Feature Request)

Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

Turn off wifi during specific times (opening hours support)

Reported by: max-horvath Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: WifiDog Auth Server 1.1
Component: Auth server, Feature request Version: Auth Server SVN
Keywords: schedule access Cc:

Description (last modified by benoitg) (diff)

There is a wiki page dedicated to the design of this feature: wiki:doc/developer/NetworkOpenHours

Well, this has been asked for quite a lot ...

There are venues like bars or restaurants which don't want to provide WLAN access at specific times because they have high traffic. For example they don't want to let "geeks" surfing in the net blocking space in their venue on a friday or saturday night.

First I was thinking about doing that via cron directly on the router (wifi down / wifi up), but instead we could just add this feature to the auth server.

It could block send the gateway a flag, that access to the internet is blocked during specific times.

Advantages would be portability (feature available to every gateway platform and therefor a feature of WiFiDog itself) and the content of the venue / node could still be prodcasted.

Change History

Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

This is a good idea mabey allow for a message this would also be good for network mant such as going out into the field and testing all the aps and working on them this way people know that the network is down and will be up eventually. That way if a node needs replaceing you can down the node or network to not make people wonder why you are on a ladder working on the access point.

Changed 15 years ago by benoitg

  • component changed from Auth server: Features to Auth server, Feature request

Changed 15 years ago by benoitg

  • summary changed from Turn off wifi during specific times to Turn off wifi during specific times (opening hours support)

Changed 14 years ago by benoitg

  • description modified (diff)
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