A Brief Introduction to our Hotspot Networking Series
Hi there! Welcome to our internet sharing documentation series. We are glad that you came across to our website in search for transforming your personal fiber internet connection into a small scale hotspot business.
We will be demonstrating our personal setup provided with a detailed visual representation so that you can easily follow along. We share what works for us based on our experience.
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During the Covid-19 pandemic the demand for broadband internet connection has soared high. As the mobility restriction are enforced to contain the virus. Surely, a lot of people would agree that we live in a strange times. All means of living are greatly affected.
Opportunity does not come everyday, recognize and seize them every chance you get. An idea about internet sharing came through. Thinking that the idea could help us and students with their online learning program and most especially for those who are engaged in a work from home setup.
The idea is already there, but since we are on a tight budget, buying a ready made system (coin operated wifi vending machine) was never been our first choice. The least option for us is to build the system on our own is more of a daunting task.
Thinking twice, why automate it if we can do it manually just to make our ideas come to life and do the automation later since it requires more time, money and effort to achieve it.
Our mission is to help students with their online learning program and for those who are engaged in a work from home setup by sharing them a fiber internet connection.
I. Creating Hotspot Server with Mikrotik Router
II. How to Create PPPoE Server in Mikrotik Router
iv. Limiting the number of users from accessing the internet
v. Wireless Repeating Tab
vi. Internet Settings Tab
IV. How To Create Point-to-Point Bridge Connection
1. Mikrotik Router (HEX RB750Gr3)
2. Outdoor FTP cable
3. Outdoor Access Point Antenna ( Comfast CF-EW73, Comfast CF-EW74, Comfast CF-EW75 )
4. Internet Connection ( Fiber Connection )
5. Router (Tenda Wireless N300 or Tenda F6 Router that supports PPPoE mode)
6. RJ45 Crimping Tool
7. RJ45 (A few too many)
8. Cat5 or Cat6 UTP cable (2 meters)
9. router switch (Optional)
That's a whole lot of investment! The requirements above does not include coin operated hotspot vending machine. The setup alone is only for PPPoE connection.
Imagine that you are acting as an ISP (Internet Service Provider) in your area and your neighbors are your subscriber. So, you provide them a router that connects to your Outdoor Access Point Antenna to gain access to your fiber internet connection using a username and a password.
Now you have all the materials needed in this project. Next, is to plan carefully as to where you wanted install your outdoor access point antenna.
Important Tips when installing your outdoor access point antenna
For Hotspot Service - Do not place your antenna too high. Place it 10 to 12 feet from the ground.
For PPPoE Service - You should place it 4 to 5 feet from your roof.
Place it where it is accessible to the users. It should face towards your targeted clients. If it does not work for you, then it is time to have a trial and error to serve your wifi signal better.