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Peter Andersson

I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0


I got an unused La Fonera router by a collegue. They can be bought from http://www.fon.com for approximately 40 Euro including freight. The purpose of the Fon community is to build a community of hotspots around the world so every owner of a La Fonera could use any other La Fonera router in the world.


I am curios about the legal aspect if someone in the Fon community uses my internet connection to do something bad, like download copyrighted software, hack CIA or whatever.


The La Fonera router is real cool because:

  • Looks good so it has a high wife acceptance factor
  • Hackable, the firmware could be replaced with for example OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Jasager and others…
  • Even more hackable, there are several guides and howtos to modify the La Fonera hardware.
  • Cheap, in the good old days it was possible to get one for free.


Install OpenWRT

I followed this guide, the only exception was that I used the latest OpenWRT in "Phase C":

 # ./ap51-flash-1.0-42 eth0 openwrt-atheros-root.squashfs openwrt-atheros-vmlinux.lzma

The files can be downloaded from OpenWRTs download section for atheros platform.



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