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Free Fon Router
Free Fon Router

Free Fon Router

Get a free your free La Fonera for free. They are quite cheap online for a router, but if you are too cheap to buy one yourself, like most of us here :D. They are great, and you're likely to want to get an extra one afterwards. They used to be free from the shop, as a promotion, but that ended,

La Fonera, allows everyone to share WiFi in a secure environment. It takes only five minutes to hook up, and then youve got WiFi at home and around the world for free!

Just email [email protected]fon.com, asking how you would go about getting one for free. And be nice. I don't think this is one guy's email address, because a ifferent person from Fon replied. I reckon this is a general email address, to put you through to someone at Fon logistics. They will ask you for your name and address to get yourseld a Fonera. It's a great router, only shame is that it does not have a lan port. You could flash one with DD-WRT. I did this to a spare.But I think it may be against terms of service now.

Also, registering the router gets you free access to fon wifi hotspots. Find one here maps.fon.com/.

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worth a try, thanks. heat and rep

Yeh, hope i get one :-D

Original Poster

Thanks. For some reason I only thought to post this now. I emailed this address is early April, received a reply the same day and got my FON dispatched on the same day (according to Gmail). Got the FON within the week by courier. I gave it the DD-WRT firmware, quite easy to do when following several tutorials, especially when I didn't have a clue what I was doing.

thanks, I have emailed them. By the time they go into work on Monday morning, they will be inupdated withe HUKD emails.

Hope some of us are in luck

Original Poster

Chances are that they will soon stop replying, or change address

Just checked this on google and apparently its dangerous, it can 'brick' your computer/router or in otherwards freeze it..:-(

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dontdothatagain;2268390

Just checked this on google and apparently its dangerous, it can 'brick' … Just checked this on google and apparently its dangerous, it can 'brick' your computer/router or in otherwards freeze it..:-(



what can? Just mailing "Martin"?

No, the router, or the software you need to get it working does if not used properly...:p

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dontdothatagain;2268484

No, the router, or the software you need to get it working does if not … No, the router, or the software you need to get it working does if not used properly...:p



phew - thought it was some weird e-mail thing then... had me worried..please, "dont do that again" ;-)

lol, i'll try not to :thumbsup:

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dontdothatagain;2268484

No, the router, or the software you need to get it working does if not … No, the router, or the software you need to get it working does if not used properly...:p



The router is perfectly fine. I didn't see any danger of bricking when using a Fonera. The only mentions of bricking it is when you hack it like I did :-D. If you do try to hack it but do something wrong it can be bricked, but can be brought back to how it was when you got it. There is no danger otherwise. It is the same as an ordinary wireless router. However it is only wireless (no extra wired ports), so would recommend just hooking it up to an existing router. Also, may I add that if you do not hack you Fonera and use it as you are supposed to, you can register it on FON.com and get free internet access to all FON wifi hotspots (there are quite a few). The reason for this is as an unhacked fon makes a public wifi hotspot. And you with fon can work on a comission basis. If someone wants to use your internet for a few hours, they buy a pass from fon and fon pass money onto you, while keeping alittle for themselves.

So like I mentioned, so worth the money :thumbsup:

Ok, just read it on google and thought I should pass it on

Original Poster

Isn't it amazing how we all make something that is alot like an argument seem much more friendly with a few smilies. I know I do. :thumbsup::):roll::-D

I was going to use a long list of smilies there but then I was told I could only use 5 per message :-(

lol, but its good to know the dangers :thumbsup:

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Am using my fon at this moment and have not really had a problem with it...good luck all

where does it say its free? Is it a business or a charity?! I feel embarrassed asking for one for free by email,.

Navcity;2269401

where does it say its free? Is it a business or a charity?! I feel … where does it say its free? Is it a business or a charity?! I feel embarrassed asking for one for free by email,.



It's a business, they are making money out of it, just trying to expand their user base. They gave them away on their website for free a few years ago as a birthday promotion too.

Yeah so really you'd expect them to be happy to give them out for free so you can make more money for them. Well I've emailed them, I do like the whole idea behind it and wouldn't mind sharing my internet or earning money for doing so.

Hmm..last time I tried this I failed miserably, but this thread inspired me to try again. After 2 hours I managed to get DD-WRT installed :-D
But it seems they've removed the option in v24 for it to be a wireless repeater? Other than that I really don't have much use for it...oh well...

How long has everyone had to wait on a reply email?

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Don't know if they work weekends. I got the reply the same day though from some guy called Cruz. The business is in Spain.

tazxxx;2271294

Hmm..last time I tried this I failed miserably, but this thread inspired … Hmm..last time I tried this I failed miserably, but this thread inspired me to try again. After 2 hours I managed to get DD-WRT installed :-DBut it seems they've removed the option in v24 for it to be a wireless repeater? Other than that I really don't have much use for it...oh well...


can't you set it as a 'Client Bridge' any more?? :-(

dt_matthews;2271534

can't you set it as a 'Client Bridge' any more?? :-(


Yes, yes you can :oops:

shayr1992;2268865

Isn't it amazing how we all make something that is alot like an argument … Isn't it amazing how we all make something that is alot like an argument seem much more friendly with a few smilies. I know I do. :thumbsup::):roll::-DI was going to use a long list of smilies there but then I was told I could only use 5 per message :-(


One's a saddy...

Damn... Won't let me put my whistley in... You used em all you greedy imp!

ThunderBolt;2275740

One's a saddy... Damn... Won't let me put my whistley in... You used em … One's a saddy... Damn... Won't let me put my whistley in... You used em all you greedy imp!



lol :whistling:

Mines worked ^^ ;-)

anyone had a response? i emailed at the weekend and nothing yet... :-(

no reply for me expired ?

well my email was delivered ok [got delivery receipt] but seemingly ignored...

Same here it seems...

just emailed hoping for a reply

think this might be a dead horse...

finish no more,
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