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La Fonera is the router that the FON service utilizes in order to spread Wi-Fi to whereever they are installed.


Upgrading from older DD-WRT build

(this is for versions older than 2007 - 0117, later versions support flashing through the web interface. however it is better if you flash directly to latest version since someone around end of january the flash directions changed because of firmware size changes)

DO NOT USE THIS METHOD FOR FLASHING FROM THE DEFAULT FONERA FIRMWARE: Instead, use the method found here Either follow the standard flash routine for flashing via Redboot, or use SSH, telnet or serial console to the LaFonera and issue the commands below. (This might also work if you do it under the Commands section on the webinterface)

cd /tmp
wget <newest version of root.fs>
wget <newest version of vmlinux.bin.l7>
mtd write vmlinux.bin.l7 vmlinux.bin.l7
mtd write root.fs rootfs

Building DD-WRT for the LaFonera from Source

Downloading the sources via SVN

svn co svn:// DD-WRT will download the complete source-files in a directory called DD-WRT.

Please note that this is a very large download, so be prepared that it might take a while.


the makefile you need for this task is src/router/Makefile.ar531x which simply can be called by make -f Makefile.ar531x all the sources should be within the svn, but i was not able yet to check if everything is compileable. if a third party is able to test this i will give him advices if he has troubles. (the last time this worked good together with "Tornado")

Todo List for the LaFonera DD-WRT Firmware


  • Fix WPA encryption not working on WDS link (AP mode with WDS setup via WDS tab of wireless settings)
  • Restore the firmware-configuration data - BS: in progress
  • SD/MMC kernel module for Fonera SD-Card hack - (SD/MMC Driver)
  • jffs2
  • X-Link Kai - kaid
  • FTP-Server,SAMBA, Bit-Torrent-Client
  • Adding VPNC
  • Enable the creation of FAKE Virtual Interfaces to confuse lamer near house ;)
  • Wireless Bridge mode (wired PC in the same subnet). Or someone to fill the "howto".
  • Fix MAC-Cloning Feature
  • Fix Wiviz- and Site Survey|Site Survey works if you are in client mode, but wont join a network listed.
  • Webinterface "Applications" ->QoS has 4 Ethernetports to adjust Ethernet Port Priority [The LaFonera has only one Ethernet Port...;)
  • Mac address blocking
  • Repeater mode
  • Wireless > Advanced Settings not available in the Fonero build. Would be great if the Transmission Rate could altered somehow.
  • QoS (or Bandwith limiting for Hotspots)


  • Enable WLAN LED
  • WPA-PSK and TKIP (didn`t work with Windows XP)
  • Backup the firmware-configuration data
  • WDS Repeating
  • Reset button
  • Web flashing & upgrading (from this version to future)
  • Virtual interface if deleted from webconfig is NOT taken down and removed
  • Fix creation and erasing of Virtual Interfaces
  • pppoe (message that it is no mips binary)
  • Fix wireless security, mac addresses for filtering turn into zeros in table
  • Activate encryption for Virtual Interfaces - BS: always worked, see security page tab
  • Fix Lan/Wan interface, when connected wired LaFonera is inaccessible - BS: just disable internet connection setup and lan will be assigned to the bridge
  • and much more...
  • Short description of changes made on the source of DD-WRT


  • Can someone compile a version with DD-WRTs VoIP support SIP Express Router SER?
  • Sniffer (as Kismet) or Scanner (as Wi-viz) on LaFonera Client Mode Kismet HTML Client Beta or Wi-viz Wiki Page
  • Enable SIP Express Router or support (OpenWrt edition), so each LaFonera can switch SIP phone calls.

See also

External links

Latest DD-WRT FON builds
Original FON firmware (direct link)