Fonera back in stock

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  1. Techno

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  2. Addie

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    Beat me to it Andy, I saw it on FON's Facebook page this morning but haven't stopped all day!
     
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    What is a Fonera?
     
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  4. Techno

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    In simple terms
    If you are not a BT customer this device for £34 plus postage gives you access to all BT FON and every other fon connections ANYWHERE
    Just plug it in to your home router and register it.
    It will share a small part of your own home broadband bandwidth with other fon users and in return you can use everyone else's

    EDIT FON is a wifi network which is most effective with booster aerials as sold in Jim's shop and Adams Motorhome wifi outlet
     
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  6. Addie

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    If you would like access to the WiFi hotspots generated by BT Broadband Customers home routers in the UK and SFR-with-FON routers in France (plus more in Portugal and elsewhere) without having your home broadband with BT you can buy a Fonera.

    To see a map of available hotspots, see: http://maps.fon.com/

    It is a little wireless router that you plug into the back of your home broadband router in order to securely share a little bit of your internet connection with other FON users (like a co-operative). The chances of anyone else using it is probably fairly remote unless you live in a busy well populated area and the only consideration is that you have a limited broadband package. You also should leave it on when you go away, as it has a heartbeat to check its connected.

    You can also use the Fonera as a WiFi booster and as a free public hot spot, separate to your home network, for friends and family.

    Tip: When you created a FON account, you can actually use it in 5 different locations at the same time

    Of course, having a WiFi booster helps massively (which is why we recommend the Fonera, as it allows customers to get more use from our products :Blush:)
     
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    So, how do I buy one? The site asks which country I live in....constantly, even after I've told it..
    I assume this can be used in Europe the same as here with free access to all foreign Fon spots?

    Allan

    Edit..... seems I have to have a French postal address to purchase one. Is this right?
     
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    Yes Allan
    I don't know the problem with buying? I have mine already

    Did you enter your postcode? Seems alright here but I don't want to end up with another
     
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    Allan....just enter 'united kingdom' and it will let you in.
     
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    Ah, thanks. I entered UK, GB, England then got onto the French site where I couldn't enter anything but a Frence zip code.
    All ordered now.
    Allan
     
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    Done, sitting here in Auckland New Zealand on the last full day of our 7 week holiday, saw this link and knew that others on here rate this product so thought it was worth a go. :thumb:
     
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    I had the same problem, it wouldn't accept my country. Tried UK, U.K. Britain, Great Britain even England. Then I tried from a different link and we were away with the mixer.

    Thanks guys, I can always rely on Funsters to get me spending more bleedin' money........:thumb:
     
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    I am a BT customer!, and have a Wifi booster for my M/H, but sometimes still cannot get any signal, would this help ?
     
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    If you are already a BT Broadband customer, this product is not for you.

    The Fonera stays at home, plugged into your active home router while you are away in your MH. It does not boost your signal, but allows you to access any BT-WiFi / FON hotspots you come across. As a BT Customer, you get this already.
     
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    Ok thanks, I find that even with one of your boosters there have been a few times around here that I cannot get a signal, I just wondered if this would help when in the M/H away from home.
    We are heading for the north of Scotland in the spring, anybody know what the Wifi availability is like there?
     
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    A booster will only boost an existing signal, if there isn't anything to connect to then there isn't anything for it to 'boost'. The difficulty with FON sometimes is that peoples routers aren't always located on their upstairs windowsills in the direction your MH is parked and so its not always possible to say how far the signal will reach from the source.

    Check out http://maps.fon.com to see the locations of hotspots in Scotland. If you're going to be wilding in the middle of nowhere though, the same is true of the above. I've heard good things about FON and Scotland, but depends if you will be stopping in villages where a signal might be available.
     
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    Fonera arrived today from its perilous journey from Madrid. All set up and working.
    I would have liked to use the Fon App, but it seems to be only available on the US website!
    Is there another app I can use to sign in automatically on my iPhone / iPad using Fon, or do I have to do it the old fashioned way, putting my user ID and password in?
    Allan
     
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    I would recommend using your username / password combination rather than the App as in experience it is more reliable. Some times the 'App' takes over and can actually cause more issues then it solves. The App also won't work if you are connected via a WiFi booster.
     
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    Its out of stock again
     
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    I've just ordered mine £34 inc delivery:

    "Woohoo!
    Purchase completed!
    We emailed you a receipt with purchase details.



    Your Fonera will be delivered in the next 10 working days."
     
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