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Author Topic: Fon Wifi / Fonera's  (Read 160 times)

Pint

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Fon Wifi / Fonera's
« on: June 09, 2022, 08:48:53 PM »

Is this network now well and truly dead (UK and elsewhere)
 Many years ago i joined Fon with a fonera router, and subsequently changed it for a Fonera Simpl ( which is still plugged in)
 When  BT was part of the Fon network it was a lot easier to connect and i used it in the UK and elsewhere ( Netherlands)
Now BT have left Fon the hotspots are few and far between - the fon website/facebook/social media also havent been updated for some time - is it worth leaving the Fonera Simpl plugged in and active?
 
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meritez

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Re: Fon Wifi / Fonera's
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2022, 09:30:20 PM »

I would assume it's now a vulnerability in your local network:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fon_(company)

Fon devices ceased manufacture in 2015, and the online shop closed in 2018.
Lots of operators ceased Fon in 2018, and the remainder left in 2020.

I would recommend removing it as the firmware is unlikely to be updated and there are known exploits:
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-6015
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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Fon Wifi / Fonera's
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2022, 09:31:44 PM »

Crikey, I unplugged mine years ago after BT dropped the service.
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