For some reasons, La Fonera only allow users to upload a firmware released by FON.com. The /bin/fonverify upgrade script written by Pablo Martin is using a public-key cryptography for protect the firmware images. Each firmware image has a RIPEMD-160 message digest for verification. Only the verified images will be wrote into the flash.
However, since La Fonera is OpenWRT-based, you can do anything on the device once you get login into the system. There are several ways to do so.
Thanks to YK, I’m one of the few lucky guys who can take la Fonera home.
Last Sunday, I attended to the Firefox 2 Party at Taiwan, and met Jordi Vallejo and YK again. We shares the new progress of FON.com last few weeks. Finally, FON.com is going to setup a new office in Taipei and sell La Fonera at December. FON.com is linking La Fonera with several services on the internet, and will provide new devices integrated with these creative features. They are also looking for people who can help to port the firmware on the hardware platforms. We exchanged some ideas and development informations on the wireless router, and YK gave me the new Fonera which was showing in the Firefox 2 Party.