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Alright, so I was just wondering what the difference was, obviously there are the different ports, and the later two are larger, and they have different firmwares, but beyond that, are there any differences? Looking in the Fon it looks like there were two antenna connections, where as in the Fon+ it doesn't look like there are to me. Which Fon would you think is the best, were they all the same price?

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Alright, so I was just wondering what the difference was, obviously there are the different ports, and the later two are larger, and they have different firmwares, but beyond that, are there any differences? Looking in the Fon it looks like there were two antenna connections, where as in the Fon+ it doesn't look like there are to me. Which Fon would you think is the best, were they all the same price?

Fon original - One antenna, One WAN port, Two SSIDs $19.95

Fon+ - one antnenna, One WAN port, One LAN port, Two SSIDS $29.95

Fon 2.0 One antenna, One Wan port, One Lan port, Two SSIDS, One USB Port $49.95

There were only 1000 Fon 2.0 Betas produced it appears they sold them all as there are no longer for sale. They are nearly identical hardware wise sans the USB Port.

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The multiple ssid thing is irrelevant, you can create any number of virtual APs with different ssids with the mad wifi drivers.

As for only 1000 Fon2s, Darren ordered a couple after Shmoocon so they were certainly still for sale somewhere then.

Jasager will run on any of them (haven't tried the fon2 yet but from specs it should work), if you've got the cash I'd go for the Fon2 as it has the extra usb port that could be fun to play with.

I'm also about to release a new project based on the fon+ as it requires 2 wired NICs so if you fancy playing with network taps then go for at least the fon+.

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Fon original - One antenna, One WAN port, Two SSIDs $19.95

Fon+ - one antnenna, One WAN port, One LAN port, Two SSIDS $29.95

Fon 2.0 One antenna, One Wan port, One Lan port, Two SSIDS, One USB Port $49.95

There were only 1000 Fon 2.0 Betas produced it appears they sold them all as there are no longer for sale. They are nearly identical hardware wise sans the USB Port.

There MUST be some difference to the INTERNAL hardware involved, otherwise the board wouldn't be what... 25% bigger? That's a huge difference in size, so what's different on the board? Also, this (and a few other similar hacks) makes it look like I was right and there are two antenna mounts on the Fon's board: http://www.jmaxxz.com/index.php?option=com...h&Itemid=35

EDIT: Sorry, did I say 25% bigger, it's more like 35-40%

The multiple ssid thing is irrelevant, you can create any number of virtual APs with different ssids with the mad wifi drivers.

As for only 1000 Fon2s, Darren ordered a couple after Shmoocon so they were certainly still for sale somewhere then.

Jasager will run on any of them (haven't tried the fon2 yet but from specs it should work), if you've got the cash I'd go for the Fon2 as it has the extra usb port that could be fun to play with.

I'm also about to release a new project based on the fon+ as it requires 2 wired NICs so if you fancy playing with network taps then go for at least the fon+.

I already got a Fon+ cause it was cheaper, so whatever, I guess I'm just a little disappointed that it's so much bigger, I was going to see if exchanging was an option. I guess I'm just thinking about how/where/when one would use it and how important size would be in it going undetected... There are all these USB power hacks and people mounting them to EEE PCs but I guess I just don't understand that as you can accomplish the same thing by simply running airbase-ng... So as you had intended it, this is obviously something one would drop somewhere and leave... if using it as a network tap, you'd need to get into less open areas to use it, and so size becomes less of a problem, but when using it for Jasager it seems like one wouldn't want to spend time hiding it, just taping it to the bottom of a table or something... putting it in a plant?

I guess I'm just thinking about the project on the whole rather than just what one can do to a Fon, but how to use it as well.

So what do you think... does size matter? :P lol

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For Jasager, you can always come up with something to hide it in, have you seen the photos of Larry hiding a WRT54g in his babies nappy/diaper?

For the tap, I don't think you need to be too discrete in hiding something like this in most situations. Would anyone in a normal office environment notice if a new little white box with says a HP or Cisco logo appears on the back of their laser printer?

We do have an interesting "skin" for the tap when it gets released. Darren is working on it and I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

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