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LaFonera Software
Software related documentation
LaFonera Hardware
Hardware related documentation
Testing area

LaFonera is the router that the FON service utilizes in order to spread Wi-Fi to wherever they are installed.


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Known Good Firmware Versions




If you wanna try out one of the beta releases, the above Fonera DD-WRT beta firmware versions seem to be most recommended in the forums / have least buggy features. As of writing the latest Fonera DD-WRT version was 03/19.

Initial Flashing of a LaFonera

If you want to do the initial flash of the LaFonera from the stock firmware to DD-WRT, read the LaFonera Software Flashing guide.

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 LaFonera 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")

Update: When trying to compile using that makefile, the following is returned,

total@C-Dog:~/DD-WRT$ make -f Makefile.ar531x

make: Makefile.ar531x: No such file or directory

make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile.ar531x'. Stop.

Todo List for the LaFonera DD-WRT Firmware


  • Changelog file.
  • Fix WPA encryption not working on virtual device, when virtual device set to AP and main device set to client mode on unprotected network.
  • Fix WPA encryption not working on WDS link (AP mode with WDS setup via WDS tab of wireless settings)
  • SD/MMC kernel module for LaFonera SD-Card hack - (SD/MMC Driver)
  • jffs2
  • 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...;)
  • 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)


  • Mac address blocking
  • X-Link Kai - kaid
  • Fix gpio driver (no pins toggling or readable)
  • Restore the firmware-configuration data
  • 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 explain how to configure FON chillispot with double SSID, DHCP on virtual SSID eth 0.1, private/public isolation and iptable rules just like LaFonera itself?
  • Can someone compile a version with DD-WRTs VoIP support SIP Express Router SER?
  • Enable SIP Express Router or support (OpenWrt edition), so each LaFonera can switch SIP phone calls.
  • Changelog for each build

External links

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