If you want to provide users a internet service status page from where users can check the internet status whether its connected or not, you can do it in various ways. One simple was is to create a HTML page where it shows a net is UP from some external website, if the link is down, it will show you NET is DOWN status from your local web server. You can then link this page to your local web server, via hotspot advertisement, or you can also use it at main hotspot login page.
When link is UP, user will see the following status.
When link is DOWN , user will see the following status.
<head> <meta name="description" content="NAE INTERNET STATUS INFO PAGE by SYED JAHANZAIB"> <title>GLASSLINE (Pvt) Ltd. INTERNET SERVICE STATUS INFO PAGE by SYED JAHANZAIB</title> </head> <center><img src='http://i53.tinypic.com/2wrozd2.gif' onerror="this.src='gl-netdown.gif'" / align="middle"><p> </p> </center> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><span style="text-decoration: overline"> <strong> <font color="#008080" size="4"><br> ~!~ Press F5 to Refresh the Current Status ~!~<br> <br> </font> <font color="#FF0000" size="4">(You must be connected via dialer in order to view the Live internet status)</font></strong></span><p> </p>
For Net up stats, I uploaded the gl-netup.gif to external tinypic server. and for Net Down status, I copied the gl-netdown.gif file to local web server. You can modify this data according to your local scenario. I used this scenario in pppoe environment, you can modify it according to your need, for example, if you don’t have local web server, you can place the image in Mikrotik Hotspot Directory.
To implement this idea in a HOTSPOT environment, Please view the following link.