[ILUG] Any experience with Joikuspot
watty at eircom.net
Sat Jan 17 23:33:26 GMT 2009
Niall O Broin wrote:
> I use my Nokia E51 as an internet access device with an Asus EEE
> running stock, and with a Macbook Pro, in both cases connecting via
> Bluetooth. It generally works OK, but now and then it causes me grief.
> On the EEE such grief leads to having to setup the connection again,
> while with the Macbook, I often have to reboot after the connection
> dies, as the Mac can no longer find the phone (though sometimes
> rebooting the phone helps).
> Then I heard of Joikuspot, which turns your compatible S60 device into
> a WLAN HotSpot that shares your phone's 3G internet connection to
> external devices. If this works as advertised, it'd save me all the
> grief associated with the Bluetooth connection, though I suppose it'd
> have a negative impact on battery life.
> So, have any of you used Joikuspot? Does it work as advertised?
No encryption at all the last time I looked.
An EDGE / 3G connection drops easily and then the Bluetooth may drop.
An HSDPA USB modem and even swapping existing SIM better? Does the E51
do any better than 384k? I thought it EDGE and 3G only not HSDPA.
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