Here´s an example of a WiFi Networks screen captured near the home of Alberto, a fonero.


At Fon we believe that most urban centers in the developed world now have a wifi coverage and that as Fon becomes widely adopted we will organize some of this signal to build a global wifi network that will be free for Foneros and will cost $2 per day for Aliens (Aliens in Fon are users of WiFi who do not contribute WiFi). As of today we already had 26,000 foneros and 2500 registered Aliens. Some Fon critics have argued that there is not enough coverage in urban centers in developed countries. We think the contrary is true, that there are now too many wifi networks in many places. Personally I would be very grateful if readers could capture screens like this and send them to me at In order to capture a screen you need to do alt + print and then paste the screen onto the e mail and send it to me. If anyone is near a window in an urban center and does not capture any wifi signal I would love to know where that spot is. It would be the first open spot without signal that we hear about! At Fon we have not been able to find any densely populated area in developed countries without WiFi signal. We are also trying to understand the proportion of locked vs open networks available. Lastly we are in conversation with companies who can supply a client for us that automatically signs up foneros to Fon networks so we won´t need to first choose a Fon network and then sign up for it.

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sara on March 25, 2006  · 

so i see 4 possivle networks near him. Is that correct? he can choose any one of them.

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teleken on March 25, 2006  · 

I will get right on it

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sara on March 25, 2006  · 

what if someone does something illegal thru my wifi feed??

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Martín Varsavsky on March 25, 2006  · 

Sara, the key here is to see how many networks are locked or open.


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