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Links to other Fonera-related pages in the DD-WRT Wiki

  • Already almost complete and working
  1. Flashing LaFonera Flashing guide
  2. Info LaFonera Hardware Specifications
  3. Software La Fonera Heartbeat
  • Work in progress
  1. Hardware LaFonera SD-card mod - SD/MMC kernel module/driver
  2. Hardware LaFonera Battery Pack or Car-Adaptor
  3. Software LaFonera for VoiceOverIP VoIP
  • Needs to be rewritten and tested!
  1. Software LaFonera as a Wireless Bridge
  2. Software LaFonera as a kismet-drone (This needs to be converted for DD-WRT and tested)
  3. Software La Fonera - Chilispot and second virtual SSID (This needs tested on the LaFonera)

Latest DD-WRT Version

Last DD-WRT build for La Fonera is 2006 - 0201. You can download here: Download Section

Upgrading from older DD-WRT build

(this is for versions older than 2006 - 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)

Either follow the standard flash routine for flashing via Redboot, or use SSH, telnet or serial console to the Fonera 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 La Fonera 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 Fonera DD-WRT Firmware

(feel free to add some items)


  • Fix WPA encryption not working on WDS link (AP mode with WDS setup via WDS tab of wireless settings)
  • Fix WDS not working in WDS AP mode (also no SSID)
  • Restore the firmware-configuration data (backup works) - BS: in progress
  • Fix Lan/Wan Wlan bridge, "assigning WAN Port to Switch" not working - BS: this option must be removed, see above
  • SD/MMC kernel module for Fonera SD-Card hack - (SD/MMC Driver)
  • jffs2
  • X-Link Kai
  • FTP/SMB(/HTTP)-Tab in the Web-Interface
  • Enable WLAN LED
  • 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
  • Kismet


  • 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 Fonera is inaccessible - BS: just disable internet connection setup and lan will be assigned to the bridge


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


  • HowTo's in the DD-WRT-Wiki
  1. Original function The La Fonera Heartbeat
  2. Mobility for your LaFonera Fonera Battery Pack or Car-Adaptor
  3. Happy hacking and cracking LaFonera as a kismet-drone (This needs to be converted for DD-WRT and tested)
  4. Original function Chillispot for the La Fonera (This needs to be converted for DD-WRT and tested)
  • HowTo's on other Webpages (need to be written on the DD-WRT Wiki)
  1. Build a serial connection-cable from a mobile-phone-pc-adapter original spanish website babelfish translation
  2. Add a serial RS-232 port to your La Fonera (some pictures) original spanish website babelfish translation
  3. Reflashing non-working LaFoneras and other stuff Fonera - Debricking and more
  • Someone should find some information or write a little tutorial
  1. Wireless Bridge (Configure a Wireless Bridge on the LaFonera)
  2. What should be made next as a tutorial? Do you have some ideas?

La Fonera as VoIP proxy / VoIP server

There are reports on running the Open Source VoIP server Asterisk on La Fonera, as well as successful installations of OpenSER and SER (Sip Express Router). If you are interested in making your Fonera a VoIP server or VoIP proxy so that you can create your home or company advanced telephone exchange, make phonecalls globally for free, or start your own telephone company based on your fonera for switching calls gobally for free - then this page is for you: La Fonera VoIP Page

Authors of this Wiki

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