Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by ShiftZZ, Aug 24, 2013.
Looked at the coverage, looks impressive, anyone had experience of using it in Belgium?
What am I looking at?
Yes, but what is it?
fon is a network of shared internet access. you join by buying a fon box, which you connect to your home internet router. basically it shares a small amount of your internet connection. keeping it connected allows you to have an account that lets you access other peoples internet via their fon box.
if your a bt customer, they give you access free but many people say bt fon accounts dont work abroad. proper fon accounts do work all over europe, but you have to be near enough to a fon user to "piggyback" their connection. in theory its excellent but in practice very few fon boxes are near campsites
This should be a map of FON hotspots in Belgium
If this link does not work type FON Belgie in google then go to
Kart van de Fon -hotspots in Belgie
That should open the map of Belgium with the hotspots shown.
Works well and you can move map all over UK and Europe, UK is blotted out with them and France seems well suported
I tried to log onto something called SFR Fon in France but my BT password etc didn't work.
Not sure if that is the same thing though.
No use in France
Hi I posted last week about my experience with fon in France, we failed to locate a single fon spot in our six week tour from north to southern France hope you have better luck than me
Just remembered I took a couple screenshots in france on one of the fon logons,you may well need to be close to the wifi signal or use an external high gain antenna,which is what I used.Went to belgium but never tried it there(adinkerke)