Piranha, an enhanced OpenWrt firmware for La Fonera


* Piranha : Kamikaze 8.09 + Jasager http://piranha.klashed.net/about/

It's an enhanced OpenWrt firmware* for La Fonera*. It is targeted on wireless hacking and features Aircrack-ng SVN, MDK3, CIFS share capability, complete WPA support for both ap and client modes and OpenWrt’s brand new web interface LuCI out of the box. The Piranha firmware is provided as is and will always be free of charge.

Comes with FON heartbeat so you can still roam for free...

-> http://hak5.org/forums/index.php?showforum=49

Piranha 2 ships with:

  • MMC card support (both vfat and ext2 filesystems are supported)
  • CIFS support
  • kmod-tun for proper airbase-ng functionality
  • macchanger
  • aircrack-ng r1396 and aircrack-ptw
  • mdk3v5
  • LuCI WebGUI 0.8.6
  • WPA/WPA2 support for both AP and client modes
  • Kismet Drone
  • FON heartbeat
  • custom monitor-mode and user-startup scripts
  • Jasager 2.1 (alpha4)

Piranha 2 broadcasts a WPA2-encrypted SSID “default” with passwd “k4m1k4z3″ by default. opkg is pre-configured to prioritize the Piranha package repository at any time over the fallback repository of stock Kamikaze 8.09, which Piranha 2 is based upon.

There’s one known issue with alpha4: For proper Jasager functionality, you need to “killall hostapd” in order to destroy the pre-configured WPA2-encrypted wireless network.


> Dear all
> We are very happy to introduce the new fon development community
> program: the fonosfera.

> You all have demonstrated that the foneras are able to do much more than
> what they currently do. You, the development communities, have fixed
> many bugs, added features and improved the functioning of the fonera and
> so, we would like to give you the opportunity to keep doing this great
> work. This is why we have decided to launch our latest product, the
> fonera 2.0, under the umbrella of a new development framework, the
> fonosfera.
> The idea behind the fonosfera is to open a channel so all the

> development work the communities have been doing and will do in the
> future, can reach any fon user in a simple way. We want the communities
> to keep their autonomy and don’t want to merge them all into one. We
> know you already have your own members, your rules and your methodology:
> we don’t want to change that. Doing so, we expect you will be encouraged
> to work happier and more motivated in new developments. We will try to
> make things easy for you and give you all the credit for your work.
> As so, the fonosfera will be not much more than a space for gathering
> and sharing with other developers and offeri

ng your work to end users
> all around the world. It will be a framework where you will find
> development and community tools such as svn, trac, forums, mailing list,
> wiki etc. This is something we would like to define with you all. In
> order to do so, you have selected 1 member of each of your communities
> to act as a contact point. These people will have direct contact with
> the fon team in charge of the fonosfera project. They will receive our
> notifications and will be in charge of giving us the impressions,
> decisions, comments and feedback of their corresponding communities.

> Currently, we are setting up the source code of the fonera 2.0 which
> basically consist on the source of the fonera+ (so you can already work
> with it) plus some additional parts that are very interesting:
> * NTFS-3g driver: this driver was available long ago for but it
> didn’t work for big endian mips devices (as the fonera is). We
> sponsored the porting and testing of it. It

is already available
> to download at the official page, but we will also include it in
> the source tree we will provide you.
> * Some controls for hard drives in the web interface. We have done a
> reduced web tool to manage the hard drive from webif.
> * HSDPA connectivity scripts (still under development)
> * New wifi driver binary: it’s still under testing but seems to be
> much better.
> * And more
> Our goal is to make this new device a success. Because this will mean
> that many more foneras will be available for connection around the
> world. We want the fonera to be a useful device at home so they are
> online 24h a day. This will improve the quality and size of the fon network.
> To achieve this, we have set

up a development flowchart. It basically

> defines how things should be done to get the most efficient, secure and
> flexible development framework. There are some limitations that fon as a
> company has and sometimes you will have to understand that, but we don’t
> think they will have much impact on the project.
> The summary for this development rules is basically:
> * you will have 100% freedom to develop what you want to
> * all packages/development eligible to be *official* fonosfera
> packages, will have to be tested in a trustful way by the community
> * fon will try to make all packages official, as long as they don’t
> go against our interests or potentially harm the users (owners or
> visitors) or have legal issues
> * the packages should be organ

ized so that there are no conflicts
> between them and even less with fon’s minimal functionalities
> This is just a list summarizing the conditio

ns, but you can see they are
> more than reasonable. For more detail, please wait until we have
> contacted with your representatives. They will explain all the project
> to you and will of course accept your suggestions and hand them to us.
> You will soon receive your corresponding fonera 2.0 if you didn’t yet.
> We hope you will enjoy using it and working on it. You have full access
> to it and of course, we are eager to help you.
> The devices you received do not have the latest firmware, because they
> were produced about 6 months ago. So you will probably need to reflash
> them with the latest firmware or one of your own.

The source code we

> will provide you will be newer, but soon, we expect to merge with the
> latest OpenWrt trunk, and this will be the base for the future fonera
> 2.0, when it reaches the market.
> So, this is it. We are so happy that we finally took the step forward
> and we expect you will like this new fon-era. You will hear from us very
> soon again.

> Best,
> The firmware team and the fonosfera team at FON

> P.D.: find attached the logo of the fonosfera, both for black and white

> backgrounds (either can be used on coloured backgrounds)

In arrivo l’SDK per FON…e anche Oswave

Apprendo da una segnalazione del buon Steven Leeman pare che qualcuno sia riuscito a installare Oswave su due Fonera, un “firmware” davvero interessante.

Quali i benefici? Vi bastano 88 canali wifi tra i 2,3 e i 2,7 Ghz e un bridge wireless sui 2,7 Ghz?

Ah, quasi dimenticavo. Qualcuno ha chiesto a Martin Varsawsky:

  1. Posted by A.Faith – April 3, 2008 3:23 pm – #

    I was wondering, if you are promoting all those FON hacks, why don’t you release a development firmware of Fonera, that could allow you to modify your fonera without disturbing it’s original functions. after all, it could help a lot the FON community.

  2. A. Faith

    In the next 90 days we will!