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    Got FON? $1 routers until 6/8 (that's 8 June for you Euro types )

    FON

    I got the router a few months back and my community WIFI is up and running, but it keeps disappearing off the FON maps. New start-up having problems. Good for North America and Europe only, sorry you guys who are on the other side of the world.
    Router is steady.
    "In the future, you will be able to register with any of these three profiles, and your decision will depend on your own personal needs. But, for the present, let us remind you that FON is in an experimental Beta phase and is only available for Linus. A Linus is any user who shares his/her WiFi in exchange for free access throughout the Community wherever there is coverage. A Bill is a user who, instead of roaming for free, prefers to receive 50% of the fees that FON charges to Aliens. And Aliens are those users who do not share their WiFi access and therefore must pay FON a modest fee every time they connect through a Fonero access point."

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    Me Too

    Yep, I'm a Linus as well.
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    How does FON work when the internet speed is 'shaped' after a certain amount of usage? What kind of internet account (speed, usage before speed reduction) is best for FON?

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    I have cable internet, and I have the Fon router and my personal router hooked up to the cable modem via a sensing switch. The times I have tested the FON router while downloading an iso image via my personal router, the speed dropped about as much as you would figure for a download in progress. I have an 8 MB/s connection and the use of my FON router by others has been very little so far.
    From the FON site:
    "Thursday, May 25, 2006
    Two SSID's - just what you asked for!

    A number of users suggested FON enhance the firmware to allow two SSIDís. Well itís happening in the third release due in about 45 days. The router will now have two completely separate environments; one private, one public. Please keep the suggestions coming!"
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    Great stuff, we have in Bern an entire community working on free WiFi.

    However, what I don't really get: what happens if someone connects to your router and does something illegal that alerts the authorities? The IP address will directly lead them to your door...

    "What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence."

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    However, what I don't really get: what happens if someone connects to your router and does something illegal that alerts the authorities? The IP address will directly lead them to your door...
    Maybe you could put a router in between the WiFi access point and your internet connection and set it up as a Tor proxy.
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