FON supporting mesh ?

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Tue Apr 21 17:29:33 EDT 2009

On 21.04.2009, at 23:22, Peter Robinson wrote:

> 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

In the comments:

Q: where can i find this marvell wifi dongle? I googled…but i only see  
it being mentioned on
A: is the place, but maybe other manufacturer use that chip

So the Active Antenna it is, apparently.

- Bert -

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