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My brother is working on setting up a point of sale system for his cafe. He decided that if he was going to use wireless that he would make it a hot spot.

what is the best method of keeping a public hot spot secure?

What is the easiest method to secure the point of sale systems from the public?


hardware and software both are up for consideration. I would like the ability to do remote administration. Cost is a concern. Open source alternatives are fine as long as its easy for a non technical person to setup.

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is he wanting this to be free access for anyone who comes to the shop? or do they have to be a customer to get access?

whatever the plan...if the POS systems are going to be connected to the internet...they should NOT at all in any way be connected to the wireless hot spot system/network...that's the easiest way to keep people from getting into the business side of the setup...
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free public access. his cafe is actually at the center of a large office complex.

I'm thinking that two routers, one with no security enabled and the other with security. The other option is smoothwall somewhere inline....
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sounds good....you could get even more segregation if you had a switch with some VLANs seperating the two routers that way there would be no chance of traffic crossing over....if it's completely free wireless access then you wouldn't really need one of those hotel style deals that controlls access...or like at starbucks...
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