La Fonera Arrived!

The box of Fonera

The stickers and manuals

The router, ethernet cable and power cable

Size of the fon router compared with ‘AA’ battery

The standard package for La Fonera. The package arrived from US via VPost today. Due to administrative hiccups over at VPostUSA side, my package took awefully long to arrive. Nonetheless, still got the “wow” factor when it arrive. First thing I did? Snap pictures of my new toy. Well, I am not a router fanboy, but then certainly I am a embedded system fanatic.

The router came in a small box, just big enough for the fon router, flat ethernet cable, power brick. Best of all, it came with stickers. Anybody wish to give me theirs?

Some specifications of La Fonera:

Dimensions: 93.5 mm x 25.5 mm x 70 mm (without antenna)
CPU: Atheros AR2315 @ 180MHz
Flash: 4Mb
Port: 1 ethernet port (10/100 Mbps)
Antenna Connector: RP-SMA connector (reverse SMA)
Antenna: Omni-Directional (2dBi)
Encryption: WEP 64bit/128 bit, WPA, WPA2, WPA mixed

If you aren’t sure of what does the specifications mean. Don’t worry. It just tell you that you are getting a decent router to share your excess bandwidth with people around you (FON users of cos).

Another embedded device for me to play. The FON firmware is based on OpenWRT. If you know what it is, good for you and it is time for you to check out OpenWRT (kamikaze) for Atheros device or even DD-WRT for Atheros device.