A New Hotspot Management System
June 01, 2007
HotSpotSystem.com will help you run your public access Wi-Fi using low-cost routers.
Hungary-based HotSpotSystem.com wants to power your hotspots, using just about any Wi-Fi hardware youve got.
The companys Instant HotSpot service lets businesses with a broadband connection and compatible router (specifically, the Linksys WRT54GL and a few others supporting DD-WRT) become hotspot operators in a few minutes. The router must be updated with firmware supplied by HotSpotSystem.com, and then once connected to the Internet, its ready. End users are redirected to a multi-language home page to log in and start making the owner/operator money.
The company offers a Pro paid service, which requires end users to pay via a credit card or PayPal, or using pre-paid cards and codes from the owner. With the Pro version, the owner also gets some free promotional materials and full support. At the end of the month, HotSpotSystem.com takes a commission on the fees, but if you dont make any money, neither do they.
HotSpot Alert is a feature for monitoring the use of the hotspot 24 hours a day, sending alerts to the owner/operator if needed.
If you dont have a router, HotSpotSystem.com will sell you its ALL-IN-1 BOX with router, prepaid card, 90-day installation support, and access to an account, for $199 US.
Being an international company, HotSpotSystem.com has instructions on its site to get people started in various languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Russian.
The company's Web page indicates plans to introduce a corporate Wi-Fi product sometime in the future.