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Fon has decided to open our WiFi network in Japan to all for free

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Fon has decided to open our WiFi network in Japan to all for free

Fon’s WiFi network is by far the largest in Japan with over a million hotspots of which over half a million are on at any one time. Normally the Fon network is free to those who share WiFi (known as Foneros) and other users pay. Given the current emergency in Japan, and the failure of some mobile network as a result of the earthquake, Fon has decided to open our network to all of those in Japan. The software changes required are being worked on at our headquarters in Madrid and will be ready in an estimated 3 hours or around 6pm Spanish time. Japan is 7 hours ahead of us so it will be around 1am in Japan when all our hotspots are open to the general public. We hope those stranded or in need find the Fon network useful. We also encourage owners of Fon WiFi routers who may not have their Fon WiFi routers (Foneras) connected to connect them to help anyone who may need connectivity.  All this is being done in collaboration with our friends at Softbank who currently distribute Foneras in Japan.  We would like to send our condolences to the families of those who died in this sad tragedy and wish all in Japan a quick recovery from this natural disaster.

Update: Work done in Madrid, the Fon WiFi network in Japan is now open for all to use until the emergency is over. I would like to thank our colleagues at Softbank, our engineers in Spain and above all the Japanese foneros who make this possible.

New FLUKSO hardware platform

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

New info about Flukso hardware.

I always wonted to buy one for my home , may be soon. They are around 90 euros.

By the way Flukso is : “FLUKSO is a web-based community metering application. Install a Fluksometer near your fuse box and you will be able to monitor, share and reduce your electricity consumption through this website.”

Here pictures of first Flucso version.

flukso arduino fonera

flukso arduino fonera fon arduino

They used Fonera and custom Arduino. But as seem there is new strategy for the ver 2 board. Custom main board computable wit OpenWRT and pin-out for Flucso or Mesh Potato add-on board.

Dragino has a powerful 180MHz CPU, 8M flash, 16M RAM, Ethernet, Wifi and runs OpenWRT firmware. Applications include remote control of robots, data logging, web applications for data presentation, mesh networking over Wifi and many more.The Dragino is open software & open hardware design released under the the Creative Commons License.  The modular Dragino design also enables rapid development cycles for commercial products – just design a custom micrcontroller board and you have a turn-key commercial microcontroller/embedded Linux product.

fluksometer_v2 dragino

dragino board

Dragino open hardware Flucso ver 2 point 0

I hope soon will seen a lots of different designs based on Dragino board.

More info at and

Martin In Tears As Foneros Rip Him A New One

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Looking users are angry on Fon for showing new products and stopping to support old buggy 2.0n routers.

read the full post on

Martin’s cheerful post yesterday, about yet another router model, didn’t go over well with the Community of worldwide Foneros. Comments were open, so everyone jumped on poor Martin’s case about the previous router models which still aren’t stable, particularly the latest one, which has been abandoned for several months with major issues still pending.

Martin’s blog post is an absolute HOOT to read. The angry, cheated Fonero Community descended upon him, demanding action, and his response was to literally cry and attempt to make Foneros feel guilty that his skeleton staff is overworked. Sorry Martin, that’s not our fault!