Hi, i need someone to do this for me:
I'll need the whole lot done, software, website. If you give me the image templates, i can design them myself.
Idea is for people to share internet wifi access. when they have it installed on their wifi, they earn points (perhaps by hours logged in), when they are outside and want to use other people's service, they will login and use up their points.
So it's fair, they earn by opening their access at home and they use other's by paying via points.
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FON is a Global Community of people who share WiFi. Share your WiFi broadband access at home/work and enjoy WiFi all over the world! FON, small cost, great benefit!
FON is a global community of people who share WiFi. Share your WiFi broadband access at home/work and enjoy WiFi all over the world! FON: small cost, great benefit.
To become a Fonero, all you need to do is register with us on our website, have broadband connection, and download the FON Software onto your WiFi router. It's that simple. Just share your connection and the rest of the Community shares back with you. Join FON and enjoy connecting from anywhere within the WiFi World.
To start sharing, set up your access point where you can receive the most coverage, generally close to the window or outside your home. The rest of the Community will be thankful.
The FON Team is lead by Martin Varsavsky. Varsavsky has gathered a team of expert Internet and wireless technical professionals.
If you'd like to join the FON Community, register with us at www.fon.com. You can select the user profile that most suits you. FON is now working in a 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. In the future, FON will also be available for Bills. Instead of roaming for free, Bills are users who prefer to keep a percentage of the fees that FON charges to Aliens. And Aliens are those guys who pay to connect.
If you have broadband connection and a WiFi router that is already FON Software compatible, then visit our download area. Our Software is simple and easy to install. Follow the instructions and in a few minutes your WiFi router will become a FON access point or FON "Hotspot" as we like to call it.
We are working hard so that our Software is compatible with the makes and models of the most common WiFi routers. Currently, FON works on Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL versions 1x to 4x. If you happen to have a different make or model, you can purchase a FON Ready, Plug & Play router from our website with the Software already installed. You can also get a FON compatible router at specialized stores and then download the Software on your own.
Once your router has been installed with the FON Software, it will detect the FON wireless signal. Select it and follow the instructions on the captive portal that will appear when you register your access point. The process is easy and you can follow step by step the instructions in the download section. This way the entire Community will be able to locate your WiFi Hotspot on the map, and you'll be able to connect freely throughout the FON Community.
Once you're a Fonero, you can begin connecting to all of the access points or Hotspots that appear on the FON coverage maps. You can easily find the geographic location of the closest FON Hotspots to where you wish to connect.
If you have registered your WiFi in the FON Community, you will be protected through your local password which you can change whenever you choose. You will share your WiFi connection with registered Foneros from around the world. Unlike the open WiFi networks that are not password protected, all Foneros who connect through your WiFi are registered and identifiable.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How can I join FON?
To become a Fonero, all you need to do is register with us on our webpage and become part of the FON WiFi Community. If you want to be an active Fonero within our Community, then you will need to have broadband access and a router that is compatible with FON Software.
May Foneros share their broadband?
Linus? Bill? Alien? Which one of these profiles will best suit me?
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.
What advantages does FON offer to Internet service providers?
FON is presently in advanced conversations with Internet service providers (or "ISPs") in various countries. Through strategic alliances with FON, the ISPs will be able to offer their customers wireless access to the FON Community around the world. Let us remind you that only users who have broadband access can activate a FON access point (which we like to call FON "Hotspots"). So if you still only have a dial-up connection, you will need to upgrade to cable or SDL in order to enjoy the FON Community everywhere.
Which operating systems are compatible with FON?
All of them: Linus, Mac, Windows ... FON "lives" in the WiFi router, not in the computer.
Which router models are compatible with FON?
Currently, FON works on Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL versions 1x to 4x. We understand that FON Software is limited to these models, but let us assure you that we will soon be announcing more FON compatible routers.
How do Foneros share?
Once your router has been installed with the FON Software, it will detect the FON wireless signal. Select it and follow the instructions on the captive portal that will appear when you register your access point. The process is easy and you can follow the instructions step by step in the download section. Once you have done this, the entire Community will be able to locate your WiFi Hotspot on the map, and you'll be able to connect freely throughout the FON Community.
How much bandwidth can a Fonero share?
As a Fonero, you will be able to set aside whatever amount of bandwidth you want, maintaining a reasonable capacity for your own use. This limit will not be affected at all by the number of Foneros who simultaneously connect to your Hotspot. Please note that in this beta version of the Software this limitation is not yet implemented, but it will be available soon.
How does the FON password system work?
All FON Hotspots have two password systems. The first one works only at the point of access and serves to administer the router. Remember that you must change your password in the installation process if you want to have absolute control over your router. The second system is based on an individual password that you have as a registered user and permits you to any connect FON Hotspot.
Where can I get a FON compatible router?
If you do not already have a WiFi router or the one you do have is not a Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL versions 1.x to 4.x, you can purchase a FON compatible router on our online shop that is ready to go. You can also purchase a compatible router from other online sources or stores.
Where is the best place to situate routers?
In the windows. It is always better to place the router in rooms with exposure to the outside and not towards an inner space. We also recommend rooms with windows as they give more extended coverage to the Community.
Where is there FON Coverage?
You will be able to enjoy FON coverage in any location with an active FON access point. You can find these through the FON maps. Whenever a FON user activates a new FON Hotspot, he/she identifies the approximate or exact location (depending on his/her preference) on the maps. This allows other users in the Community to locate these points right away. The maps will be global, but for now we only have the precise information available for the U.S. and Spain.
What happens in those places without coverage?
FON intends to place access points in strategic areas that offer no coverage. FON also has a special interest in providing WiFi coverage in economically disadvantaged areas.
If I install FON on my router, will I be able to uninstall it?
Yes. You can download the original firmware from the manufacturer's website and get your router back to its original state.
Will I need a new router every time I want to update my FON Software?
Of course, not. At the most, you would simply need to download an updated version of the Software.
How secure is FON?
FON is not a community of anonymous users. Every active Fonero will have identified him/herself to FON through the registration process. Remember that connecting to a FON access point is only possible for registered users. This process facilitates security for the users of our WiFi Community.
Is the FON signal encrypted in the access points?
No, the FON signal is not encrypted in the access points. By definition encrypted access points are not open. FON is an open Community and therefore cannot be restricted through access encryption. Nevertheless, we still address security matters by developing on-demand encryption services.
How does FON respect user privacy and Project user data?
FON complies with the applicable data protection laws. We respect your privacy. We welcome your guidance and feedback to ensure that you are protected in our Privacy and Protection Policy.
Am I responsible if a user uses my connection for any illicit activity?
No. As long as you have not actively participated in the commission of a crime or do not have knowledge that a particular individual is using your connection to commit a crime or illegal activity, it is our understanding that you are not responsible. Nevertheless, this may vary depending on the laws of each country. Furthermore, FON discourages any inappropriate use of your connection by making sure that each user of the FON Community has registered and is identifiable.
What is FON's business model?
The FON revenue model is based on Aliens, the users who will pay for connectivity since they do not share bandwidth with the Community. For the time being, FON is neither available for Aliens or Bills. Eventually, a Bill will be able to share his/her connection in exchange for a percentage of the revenue generated from his/her Hotspot.
What is FON's vision for the future?
FON everywhere! FON's vision is to extend its WiFi Community across the globe. This means to gain as much international coverage as possible across millions of FON access points.
How is FON socially committed to the Community?
FON is committed to its Community and also to the communities that surround its Hotspots and those places that have little or no access to WiFi or even basic information technology. FON strives to build a world that unites people through their WiFi connections and tears down the geographic, economic, technical, and cultural barriers that often divide us. FON is studying ways to reinvest portions of revenue generated from Aliens to finance WiFi development in those areas that most suffer from the digital divide. As Foneros, we hope you will assist us in reaching these goals.
I like the idea. How can I contribute?
If you want to lead the FON movement where you live or if you would like to help in other aspects (development, design, etc.), we encourage you to send us an email to . The Community appreciates your work and insight.