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How does WISP's differentiate users?

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    How does WISP's differentiate users?


    This maybe a little off-topic but I'm posting it anyways..
    As the title says, I always wonder how actually does Wireless ISP's differentiate users, as far as I can think of, they work somehow like local Wi-fi networks in which we are connected to the same router. In our home networks, our router differentiates the users/clients with their MAC address and internal IP addresses.

    But, this must be different for Wireless ISP's as we can use different PC's any time. Can anyone enlighten me please?

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    The same way that public hotspots at Starbucks, hotels & airports do. Through Captive Portal. Majority of the WISP's use pfSense as their back end. There is a WISP forum over at dslreports.com. Wireless Internet service provider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Okay, thanks alot
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How does WISP's differentiate users?
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