On 22 Sep 2005 04:34:40 -0700, email@example.com
>At some public places with free wireless internet, you get a splash
>screen that appears when you first bring up your Internet browser.
>This screen at Panera, for example, welcomes you to the shop, and
>suggests that you not take up 2 tables during busy hours, etc.
>I would like to put up a splash screen at my place of business where I
>have free wireless Internet. My Internet is just through a local cable
>provider. How do I set it up to have a splash screen when users first
It depends on the wireless router you're using or whether you have a
local server available. Basically, the router redirects all port 80
(http) connections to a local web page until some action is performed.
There are a bunch of commerical and free implimentations of hot spot
software to impliment a captive portal. Most are designed for the
Linksys WRT54G and are based on NoCat. In this case, look at "NoCat
OpenWRT has a build which includes NoCat Splash but the link appears
to be dead: http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtPackages
Anyway, we need to know what hardware you have in order to suggest a
more specific implimentation.
 Firefox just ate my bookmarks file and I have to dig a backup out
from my pile of cd's that fell over last night. There are days like
this. Sorry, no links right now.
Jeff Liebermann firstname.lastname@example.org
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