Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of WirelessCommunityModels

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  • WirelessCommunityModels

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    22= Running a wireless community using a captive portal =  
    3 This document lists the different models for giving internet access using a captive portals (note also that a single community can implement multiple models).  For now, it is mostly written to clarify terminology.  It does not attempt to discuss how each model relates to sustainability, or the considerable variations in policy that can occur within each model (is the user time limited, bandwidth limited, etc.). Ower time, this document will list how suitable wifidog is for ever model, and what features are missing. 
     3This document lists the different models for giving internet access using a captive portals (note also that a single community can implement multiple models).  For now, it is mostly written to clarify terminology.  It does not attempt to discuss how each model relates to sustainability, or the considerable variations in policy that can occur within each model (is the user time limited, bandwidth limited, etc.). Over time, this document will list how suitable wifidog is for ever model, and what features are missing. 
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    55== Models for determining who has access == 
    66=== Models with users === 
    77==== Open community ==== 
    8 Users can signup freely (possibly providing some mandatory information, typically a email adress).   
     8Users can signup freely (possibly providing some mandatory information, typically a email address).   
    99Examples:  http://www.ilesansfil.org/ 
    1010 
     
    1616Example:  Fon 
    1717==== Paid subscription & WISP ==== 
    18 Acccess is provided when the user subscribe to some monthly service.  Residential access from a WISP, an option on their cellular plan, etc. 
     18Access is provided when the user subscribe to some monthly service.  Residential access from a WISP, an option on their cellular plan, etc. 
    1919 
    2020=== Models without users === 
     
    2222No attempt to maintain unique users is made.  The community simply wants to maintain locative or non-locative portals. 
    2323Example:  NYC wireless 
    24 ==== Free tokens tied to purchace ==== 
    25 Model in which a customer is provided with a one time use password equivalent with some unrelated puchace in a commercial venue (meal, coffee, etc) 
     24==== Free tokens tied to purchase ==== 
     25Model in which a customer is provided with a one time use password equivalent with some unrelated purchase in a commercial venue (meal, coffee, etc) 
    2626==== Password of the day ==== 
    27 Providing users in a venue with a daily changing password, distributed non-electronically (usually written on a whiteboard).  The idea is to force users to phisically come to the venue to gain access. 
     27Providing users in a venue with a daily changing password, distributed non-electronically (usually written on a whiteboard).  The idea is to force users to physically come to the venue to gain access. 
    2828==== Paid tokens ==== 
    2929You buy access for a day or an hour using a credit card.