Kolofonium is the new hack for La Fonera routers with 0.7.2 firmware loaded to enable SSH. It is described in detail at Stefan’s website.
The hack is really simple: All one must do is login to your La Fonera and change the nameserver (DNS) of your La Fonera to
126.96.36.199 and reboot. What this does is allow Stefan’s website to send the hack back to your router for you. Meaning you don’t really have to do a thing. After the router reboots you should be able to connect via SSH. This should work with other firmwares, too so please leave feedback. Please change the nameserver according to your ISP or network setup after the reboot.
Working on latest firmware release 0.7.1-2.
To enable just do the following:
- connect to web interface of la fonera via “My place”
- change the dns to 188.8.131.52
- reboot la fonera
- Download Putty and Connect via ssh access
- change the DNS entry once logged in to the one of your choice ( I suggest OpenDNS 184.108.40.206 )
If you are not familiar with OpenDNS i suggest you go to http://www.opendns.com I just added it to all my routers 🙂 its very simple and saves time.