I am looking for someone to write some software for a wifi sharing website. I am currently only in the exploratory phase and looking for some feedback from potential devellopers regarding approximate project cost.
Here is the core of the idea.
- software would 'open' a wifi connection so that when other users connect to that network, they get a 'pay to access internet' screen.
- users would be then input credit card information and pay a monthly fee that will change each month
- before starting a network, 'hosts' would need to register at our website for the ability to be a host, download our software, and also provide us with some information and track how many users and how much $$ their network has been collecting each month
- some additional controls will be needed, such as the host being able to limit the number of subscribers to the network and maybe even limit the max up/down connection speed.
Also, please answer this question: is it possible to design this to work WITHOUT a computer that is running? this concept would work much better if it was built directly into a wifi router so that the host does not need to leave their computer on all the time - the wifi router would be the computer running our software.
Please quote the time to build the software containing the features I listed above, and also please answer the question about a 'wifi router only' solution
I have found this software which i think is 90% of what i am looking for.
However, i think this is a linux only solution. I would need a windows solution. there are probably other 'open source' tools out there that you could use as a starting point....