I met Alex Liu from Atheros this morning. Atheros manufactures its WiFi chips and then sells them to different brands.

In the following pictures you can see the routers they build with this chip and are sold to the public by Belkin.


The greatest thing about the Atheros chip is that it is tiny, and therefore the products associated with them are also very small. This pictures show a wifi phone that we could have in the market for 70 dollars or euros, and a router that we can buy and sell for 25. The router would be the same on the inside, but would definitely have a Fon design.



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teleken on March 15, 2006  · 

Martin those are cool looking products , i can’t wait to get my hands on some of them.On that small router , what is the range of the antenna at the present configuration?The prices are in line a should sell very well.I feel like a kid in a candy store when they see these new innovations.

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Lutful on March 15, 2006  · 

imagine a billion phones running FON mesh firmware in 2020.

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Yusuf on March 16, 2006  · 

very nice, the small routers are perfect for a city like Hong Kong which has very cheap and widespread broadband coverage but where space (in homes) is a premium. People value small-multi functional devices. Look forward to seeing your fon devices in the computer mall(s) here

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