Fonera 2 Router Upgraded With 802.11n, Support for YouTube, Flickr,…

FON has done some elective surgery on their Fonera 2 router, released just a few months ago with NAS, 3G and BitTorrent support. On top of those previous upgrades, the newest version includes 802.11n connectivity, web app upload support and reduced power usage. But first: What the hell is Fonera? » 7/14/09 5:29am 7/14/09 5:29am

Fonera, the Communalist Wi-Fi Club, Revamps Routers With NAS,…

Fonera, whose novel routers require you to share your connection in trade for access to other Fonera users' connections, has updated their hardware: the new Fonera 2 supports USB storage, BitTorrent and 3G dongles. » 4/07/09 6:56am 4/07/09 6:56am

Fontenna to Extend Fon's Range in a Big Way

Fon, the Spanish company that's giving away free/super-cheap routers with the goal of creating a global Wi-Fi network, is planning to release their new Fontenna, a signal extender for their routers. » 4/18/07 5:45pm 4/18/07 5:45pm

Free Fonero Routers Are Overheating, Melting


Remember those free routers by Fonero? These routers, 10,000 of which were sent out for free recently, are overheating and some actually melting. This video is of a particularly monotone man and his melting Fon experience. » 3/14/07 3:45pm 3/14/07 3:45pm

Hacking the FON Wi-Fi Router

Remember those 10,000 Fon routers that were given away? They should be arriving at your home soon (at least mine did, today) and what better to do than crack her open and start modding away. » 2/13/07 6:25pm 2/13/07 6:25pm

You will have to bust out the Dremel and get your hands dirty for this one, but at least it allows you to turn your already…

10,000 Free FON WiFi Routers and a Review: Go!

Fon, those lovable guys trying to make a WiFi sharing community, are celebrating their 1-year birthday with a 10,000 router giveaway. The b/g routers have both a private and public access point, and you can share your broadband with strangers in exchange for free access to other Fon user's APs around the world, or for… » 2/06/07 2:23pm 2/06/07 2:23pm

$5 FON La Fonera Router Shares WiFi, Out Now

FON just released their second WiFi Sharing router, subsidized, for $5. Sharing?! Yea, remember? FON is that company that lets you hop other FON user hotspots, in exchange for making your hotspot open, too. Their new hardware, dubbed La Fonera, which literally translated means "The Winged Mallard Flies at Midnight."… » 10/12/06 6:07pm 10/12/06 6:07pm

Wi-Fi Crusaders: $5 Routers for All

FON is a Spanish start-up company with global Wi-Fi in its sights. They have acquired 1 million wireless Cisco-Linksys and Buffalo routers and will subsidize them for $5 each. They are doing this to turn home Wi-Fi networks into hotspots for everyone to enjoy. Big name Internet superstars such as Google and Skype have… » 6/26/06 11:57am 6/26/06 11:57am

Skype Places Bet on FON Revolution

Let's take the old phone companies and slam dunk them straight into the ash heap of history. Leading the way is FON, a company that aims to become the largest hotspot network in the world by the end of this year. The idea is to install the FON software on your WiFi router, place your antenna next to the window and… » 2/05/06 5:14pm 2/05/06 5:14pm