I found out today about another Canadian community using some free/open source software that Ile sans fil created in 2003. An excerpt from the email:
I have been running the WiFidog service for all 96 of Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries for the past 3 years.
Currently, the way I have it configured is using 1 WifiDog Authentication server with Gateways in each location. I am in the process of upgrading to Authpuppy.
Here is my question:
“Is it possible to have 1 Gateway located in the same location as the Authentication server? Can that one Gateway then authenticate all 96 nodes if I forward all data from the Wireless of each site directly to that Gateway?”
Has anyone configured it in this way?
(Authpuppy is the software that we started working on in 2009. It’s a nextgen Wifidog.)
Check out that link in his email. All of Nfld and Labrador’s libraries. In Montreal we paid at least $80,000 to set up wireless in each of our libraries.
It’s beyond gratifying to see innovations we developed here in Montreal take root across Québec and in other provinces.