I have been playing around with La Fonera, which I received the other day. When it arrived I installed the latest firmware (126.96.36.199) and got that working without any problems (so far). One of the things you can do with it is plug in a USB drive in the back and then mount it over Samba. This is a brief note that describes how to set-up the Samba share and access it as a network drive on Mac OS X. I couldn’t find anything on the FON wiki so I had to poke around but it didn’t take too long to set-up.
Firstly, plug in a USB drive into the back of the router. Login to the FON management console and from the dashboard select: Services > Network Shares. The first time you go to the page, you will be prompted to enter a password for the Samba user; the default username is “fonero”, which you can’t change. You can always change the password later on by clicking on the key symbol on the share details page. That’s all you need to do on the router.
To mount the share do the following:
- Click the Finder icon in the dock
- Choose Connect to Server from the Go menu
- In the address field of the Connect to Server dialog, type the following URL: smb://FON;firstname.lastname@example.org/usb-discs
- Click Connect
- In the Authentication dialog enter the password that you chose when you set-up the Samba share on the router