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  • antonde 9:31 am on December 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: debrick, , , fonera plus, relive   

    Debrick Fonera plus 

    Holidays , more time to spend at home , and some freaky geeky had the chance to put the hands on Fonera plus , to mod it , to reflash it , maybe with DD-WRT or Openwrt Kamikaze.

    But sometimes something goes wrong and your tiny little white router becomes a tiny little white brick.

    No worries , the amazing Blue Lama has the solution . Wait before to cry and to put fonera plus into the waste bin.

    Just follow the easy instructions on how to debrick in Eric’s blog or in the wiki.

    • freechelmi 1:35 pm on January 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      there is a simple différence.

      Meraki Hotspots are not PayToSurf Spots like fon ones.

  • antonde 11:20 am on November 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bandwidth shaping, , fonera plus, , net neutrality, qos   

    Tweaking Qos on la Fonera plus 

    La Fonera plus has a decent qos on board. Changing it is possible through the user-zone , moving this slide to the bandwidth we want to share.


    It’s possible to shrink it to minimum 512Kbs which can be acceptable for most dsl users.

    But , if you live in a crowded area , with many foneros connected to your hot spot , and your dsl provider give you a monthly amount of traffic , this could be a problem.

    Solution ? To open la fonera plus for a better custom qos.

    The file you need to edit is /etc/config/qos . For your convenience , I zipped a sample file to download.

    Open it and change this part :

    # QoS configuration for OpenWrt
    config interface hotspot
    option classgroup	"Default"
    option enabled		0
    option upload    	512
    option download		512
    option device		tun0
    config interface wan
    option classgroup  "Default"
    option enabled      0
    option overhead 	1
    option upload       128
    option download     1024

    Open it with your favourite editor and assign the bandwidth amount desired. Remember , tun0 hotspot is the FON_AP zone , wan is the lan gateway to the internet.Upload the new qos file to la fonera plus .

    This should be enough to shape as per your desire the bandwidth to share , but unfortunately , our freefonera hack seems to lack some init scripts.

    To make things work you have to go to /etc/rc1.d and create a symlink to rcd script S50qos.

    To do this type

    ln -sf /etc/rc.d/S50qos S50qos

    Reboot la fonera plus and you are now a proud member of Net Neutrality oppositor . You can shape , ban , slow any packet you want.

    I gave to pubblic wlan 100 kbs , enough to surf the web and even to make a skype call. Watching video or listening to radio streaming could be a problem , but I think a fonero should be responsible and do not saturate other’s bandwidth.

  • antonde 10:21 pm on October 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , fonera plus, hack fonera, hack fonera plus, ssh fonera plus   

    Fonera plus hack. Finally we did it ! 

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    After hard beta testing period , howtos writing , translations , making scripts tweaking and mass email exchange between the team , finally the Fonera Plus hack has been released.

    The easy and step by step howto is here !

    I just want to thank all the team , who made possible the making of this project , first of all the great Lama Bleu , aka Eric Levine who spent 2 months to build the image for Fonera plus re flashing , without changing anything of original FON configuration .

    My fellow Giorgio Zarrelli , who wrote the first version of the English how to , scripted the redboot access procedure and much much more.

    A very very special thanks to incredible Steven Leeman of the Belgian FON community and official blogger for Dutch section of blog.fon.com.

    And then the whole Freewlan team who at this moment even without a Fonera plus is working to our Foneras Liberadas remotely to port the version 0.9 of their add-ons ASAP.

    So is revealed at least in part the reason of my low activity in the blog of last weeks since all my (really few) free time was devoted to this project.

    Fonblog.eu will be in the forthcoming days a hub for everyone who wants to collaborate and join the team to tweak and improve.

    That’s all folks . I wish you a merry Fonera plus unlocking

    • pepepotamo 9:39 pm on October 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I get something different doing the third check… what’s the cause? does that mean that I can’t flash my fonera+?

      RedBoot> x -b 0xa8250000 -l 32
      A8250000: 6D A8 A7 C2 A0 DA CD 67 68 F6 E0 3B 22 69 AA 95 |m……gh..;”i..|
      A8250010: 03 58 3E 94 CF AE FC D9 90 3D 5C 10 97 74 C6 47 |.X>……=\..t.G|

    • antonde 10:00 pm on October 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @pepepotamo I forwarded your comment to developer mailing list . An answer sure is on the way.
      Cheers Anton

    • coldtobi 8:10 am on October 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      La Fonera+ is designed to be more easier to install and harder to hack: All the known bugs have been eliminated, the on-board-serial does not reveal a console anymore, the communication with fon is also encrypted (ASFAIK) using DNS and maybe more. …

    • Unknown 10:47 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply


      Solution here for you, perhaps, but verify result for step 2 first

    • jonakis 11:14 am on November 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hello.!I am from Greece and 1 week ago i opened the FON Greek Community website ( http://www.fonhellas.com )
      I want to ask you what are the benefits of this hack?
      And if we can help at any translation dont be afraid to ask us!
      nice job guys!

    • antonde 11:37 am on November 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Kalimera Jonakis !!
      I checked your fon website , but I’m not so familiar with greek language :).
      Opening ssh port to la fonera plus , will lead the add-on sets of freewlan or francofon . This add-on can bring significant benefits to la fonera management .
      Current freewlan add-on pack works only on la fonera 1.0 . You can check out an online demo here
      Bye bye.

  • antonde 5:48 am on October 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , fonera plus, hacking fonera, unlock fonera plus   

    Unlocking la Fonera Plus 

    We are working to an easy and simple method to unlock la Fonera Plus .

    We are still in Beta test. A very comprehensive documentation is under development .

    We are preparing a multilingual wiki for step by step instructions. Also we are looking for translators for Spanish , German and Chinese for the whole set of howto’s .

    If you want to contribute to the project drop me an email , I will give you all the instruction.

    We have dead line 29 October 2007 , if you want to add a countdown ticker to your blog , here’s the code

    Small Ticker suitable for sidebars :

    <a href="http://www.TickerFactory.com/">
    <img border="0" src="http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/4;10755;442/st/20071029/e/Unlocking+La+Fonera+Plus+/dt/6/k/7ce7/s-event.png"/></a>

    If you want to embed as signature in BB or Forums the countdown , you can grab this code :


    Stay tune to this blog , more infos in the forthcoming days.

    • Unknown 3:40 pm on October 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      “Also we are looking for translators for Spanish , German and Chinese for the whole set of howto’s .”

      Suggestion for spanish …. Martin VARSAVSKI 😉

    • Jorge 5:01 pm on October 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Can help on spanish translation.

    • antonde 5:05 pm on October 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Jorge , drop me an email please .
      Cheers Anton

    • freechelmi 2:19 pm on October 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I really don’t understand why you spend your night try to hack a 45$ fonera plus ( that’s worth half of it ) , instead of working on software for 45$ OPEN routeurs such as Buffalo


      I guess you work for glory ?

    • antonde 2:23 pm on October 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @freechelmi because here is dema FON blog 🙂
      Cheers Anton

    • freechelmi 9:33 pm on October 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Isn’t already possible to flash it with serial Cable and Redboot ?

    • antonde 7:11 am on October 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @freechelmi actually this hack is a reflashing trough Redboot , but without serial cable and with full functional fon features. Freewlan is working to port version 0.9 of their add-on pack to la fonera plus ASAP.
      The howtos are ready , we are just cleaning and tweaking some settings . We will be ready in time for 29 October.

      Cheer Anton

    • freechelmi 8:47 pm on October 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t have a foneraPLUS , but redboot is available through WAN ethernet isn’t it ? SO you gonna write a Tuto about doing it , and reflash it with a modified firmware that has SSH enabled and I guess, and that does not use stage2 ?

      I’m really wondering who could have bought a fonera plus …. not a bargain at all .

    • Lama Bleu 3:42 pm on October 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Anton,

      Have just send a private mail to freechelmi to give more infos about his comment, and my personal opinion about FON2201
      Suggested to him : contact me if he needs more info in french

    • daniel 1:27 pm on November 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      May i help you ?
      translate (eng–> spa)
      hack fonera 2200 (the new one, 7.5V)
      changes in addon for fonera+ ?


  • antonde 2:05 pm on October 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , fonera hack, fonera plus, , ssh   

    Fonera plus shell access 

    There’s a lonely fonera plus in the wild internet which I can ssh in.

    What do you say ? Tell me more ?

    Sorry at the moment no details can be revealed.

    Stay tuned

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