I've finally bought a wifi box for home, so that I can sit in the garden or on the sofa and blog or read email etc. Very nice it is too. I've already registered with consume.net and will be looking at the nocatauth system from nocat.net over the weekend. NoCatAuth is a capture and release system for wifi, that lets you manage a free wifi node, you can specify a certain minimum bandwidth for yourself and make people see a splash page or read and agreement.
I read about nocat in the O'Reilly book Building Wireless Community Networks, which is a little old now, but still full of lots of useful information. Another good wireless book is the Adam Engst and Glenn Fleishman The Wireless Networking Starter Kit, which is a great backgrounder on all things wireless. Have a look at their site for the book, wireless starter kit website. Glenn has another weblog dedicated to all things wireless, which is quite detailed, very useful for finding out what is happening with wifi.
I bought a WAP11. and it is quite easy to setup, but if you have a mac then I have a few tips, which I'll outline here in my next post.