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I'm setting up a local coffee shop network-And we need to display a terms of service / authentication screen before they can connect to internet.

Internet --> PC/SERVER --> Wireless Router

Then install software on the PC bridge to run the prompt? If not authenticated display this HTML page?

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What's your programming question? –  p.campbell Nov 1 '11 at 22:21
    
I'm fairly sure these disclaimers don't actually change any of the legalities involved. Why are you displaying the message and what are you hoping to get out of it ? You can do it like tombull suggested, but my guess would be that its not worth the screen space it's printed on. –  Sirex Nov 2 '11 at 13:42

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You could run "Captive Portal" software on the computer, or better, on the wireless router itself. If you find a router that supports the DD-WRT firmware, or alternatively have m0n0wall on the PC they both include captive portal sofware which can provide a screen that users have to log into before using the internet. I haven't looked fully into the m0n0wall one but I know you can customise the login page, so I would expect you can customise the error page as well.

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