I currently use my fon access to connect to the internet with my laptop, i would like to also use it for my desktop and share the connection between the two devices using OpenVPN so that there is a little more security… please advice if the WISP mode works in such a way, I also travel a lot to airports and would like to use the device as well in Airports and Hotels, but my main use case if to be able to use the fon hotspot account in my apartment, shared with more than one device.
They use Luci to setup the WISP bridge, I latter also found a script to auto login https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=57117 but this is not the most important part to me. I am new to this and just want to make sure I purchase the right device to build the bridged connection.
However, I think it is much easier than they describe using a GL router and think this will work:
connect the GL to the FON network (as you would with your home router)
logon to FON via a browser
start the VPN in the GL user interface.
Note that I said to start the VPN after connecting to the Fon network - I am not sure whether this is necessary but from memory I believe it is.
Please report back with your success story or otherwise!
@Glitch I don’t have a router at my location just a open hotspot from fon proximous.
My router is in another country also part of the fon hotspot network, its a sharing system.
you can look at Fon website to get more information… in short if you share your internet connection, then you can use millions of free hotspot connections all over the world.
I just so happen to have such a hotspot near my new place that I can connect using my fon credentials… I want to boost that signal so that I can use it in my place with my devices.
The goal is to use the GL-AR150 mini router to create a protected wifi network that bridges that other network so that I can connect all my devices using just my account and not have to log into again and again to the fon page.
Another goal is to connect a Desktop PC that does not have a wireless NIC and use the GL-AR150 Ethernet port to have access to the wireless, but if not possible I will buy a wireless for the Desktop.
for exactly the same reason as Daniela, I would like to purchase gl.inet router. Are all gl.inet models able to do as has been described in this topic? Or just the GL-AR150 or GL-MT300A-Ext as Daniela mentions in her first post?
It will work perfectly with any GL router. You will find that the first person using your shared connection will have to log in just as if they were connected to Fon directly, then everyone else will just have normal Internet access. (it is actually the mac address of the GL router wan port that is seen by Fon for the login).
I forget the timeout interval on Fon, but sooner or later someone will get the signon page again. If using a laptop or desktop either make sure captive portal detection (CPD) is enabled on your computer or browser, or if you seem to loose the connection simply try browsing to a simple http:// (port 80) web site as the signon page is triggered by trying to access a web site on port 80 (http, NOT https). If enabled CPD on your computer does this for you at regular intervals, usually every 300 seconds but varies depending on vendor.
Note for example CPD is enabled by default in newer versions of Firefox, Chrome, Windows 10, OSX, iOS, Linux and Android, so should not be a problem.
Hey @daniela I’m trying to do the same thing. Could you let me know how you got the GL to connect and login to the wifi? I have small off grid lockup that I would like to have WiFi in and have a still active FON account.