475 + 1 FONero

The UPS courier brought today my FON router (I think the price of shipping was actually more than double the price of the €5 router), and after some tweaking, this is now written wirelessly, as a proud member of the world-wide FONero community. Cheers! However, more fellow Linuses would clearly be required to make this genuinely useful, rather than just philosophical or ethical investment. 475 users in a country as large and sparsely populated as Finland is not much. But now there is 475 + 1. See: fon maps: Finland.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.

2 thoughts on “475 + 1 FONero”

  1. One thing to consider is the current legal status of Fonero (or actually sharing your connection) in Finland. I believe most ISPs still tell in the fine print you’re not allowed to share the connection. Foneros on the other hand say it’s been the same in every country and has always turned out just fine. Don’t know, we’ll see how it turn out in Finland.

  2. Well — I have thought about this, and if the ISP would actually start to enforce restrictions to reasonable use, I would be happy to change from that ISP. After all, they have not exactly answered my service calls during the last month in any case.

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