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jax0r

@ethostream.com

This might suck for hotels

i do hotel tech support and hotels are treated like home users to alot of isp's, ive seen hotel internet cut off due to dmca notices and virus alerts.

problem is these are open networks that anyone staying at the hotel can use and its near impossible to prevent P2P and virus's from causing issues, we block most of it but without a very powerfull hardware firewall we cant stop it all.

all isp's tell us to do is password protect the network, which we do but that doesnt stop the guests with the passwords from causing problems



FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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said by jax0r :

problem is these are open networks that anyone staying at the hotel can use and its near impossible to prevent P2P and virus's from causing issues, we block most of it but without a very powerfull hardware firewall we cant stop it all.

If you run an open hotspot(like a hotel or a Starbucks), part of due diligence is paying someone to install & maintain a powerful firewall.
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anonphoneuse

@comcast.net

said by FFH:

said by jax0r :

problem is these are open networks that anyone staying at the hotel can use and its near impossible to prevent P2P and virus's from causing issues, we block most of it but without a very powerfull hardware firewall we cant stop it all.

If you run an open hotspot(like a hotel or a Starbucks), part of due diligence is paying someone to install & maintain a powerful firewall.

that sort of higher end hot spot is typically way beyond the budget of a small hotel/motel. it's pretty unrealistic to expect more than a typical cable/DSL small business connection with a router attached.

NeoandGeo

join:2003-05-10
Harrison, TN

Wouldn't a business account better protect a small hotel that wants to have free wifi?



anonphoneuse

@comcast.net

said by NeoandGeo:

Wouldn't a business account better protect a small hotel that wants to have free wifi?

verizon has said no, it does not. verizon also stated that these account are not allowed to be used for public hotspots to begin with. there really is no other option though.

where can a single location business get a true hotspots service similar to starbucks at a reasonable cost? i am pretty sure no one offers that.
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