FON supporting mesh ?

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Tue Apr 21 17:22:24 EDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:15 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at> wrote:
> Hi,
>   > Anybody know anything more about the mesh support in the latest
>   > FON router ?  It is supposedly compatible with OLPC's mesh !
> Looking at the OLPC plugin
> tarball, it does this using libertas/usb8xxx and the firmware we
> redistribute, so it wouldn't be surprising that it's compatible.
> I don't understand what chipset they're shipping that can use that
> firmware, though -- it'd have to be the 8388, but the same page says
> Fon 2.0 uses an Atheros NIC.  I think maybe they're suggesting it'll
> work if you plug a USB 8388 part in..

It seems that way from their blog


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