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Privately Held
IndustryHotspot and Billing Software
FounderJan Eldenmalm
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key people
Raj Oruganti, Fredrik Lindgren

AmazingPorts is a Linux-based software product customised for use as a firewall, captive portal and billing system (Hotspots). The project started in 2001.


AmazingPorts is mainly deployed as an access control system in private and public networks. It can be deployed as a single hotspot controller in airports, hotels, private locations and hospitals. It was used in Internet cafes in Europe by 2002 together with Intel.[1] It was used for a city-wide Wi-Fi project in 2004,[2] and Internet roaming in 2002.[3]

AmazingPorts was created in 2001 with an initial vision of building free networks. Later the company refocused and provided its technology to network builders. The company implemented service-oriented provisioning in 2002 and was the first to implement 802.11a public hotspots in Europe. During 2009 and 2010 the administrative system was updated.

Features include:


  1. ^ "AmazingPorts offers first 802.11a hotspot access in Europe" (Press release) (in German). Intel. 5 August 2002. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Mobilt bredband utmed Norr Mälarstrand" (in Swedish). Computer Sweden. 2004-01-23. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  3. ^ Ryberg, Jonas (2002-08-21). "Providing roaming for ADSL customers of Telia Sonera" (in Swedish). Ny Teknik. Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  4. ^ Ellison, Carol (2003-12-05). "Very Early seamless roaming". Channel Insider. Retrieved 5 June 2010.

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