Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Dec 2007 11:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The crown jewel of Nokia right now is the E51 and Hi-Mobile.net sent us one over for a review. Some of you will be surprised by this comment as there are other and more powerful Nokia phones out there, but there's a reason for it. Read on to read it.
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korpenkraxar
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2005-09-10

It is indeed a very nice phone, though I have to confess I never got the Gizmo's SIP stuff up and running correctly (probably having to do with anal firewalls and routers). Instead I installed fring on it and while I would have preferred the free SIP protocol, at least I have Skype for VoIP. Google Maps also installs and runs fine. Connecting to encrypted WPA/WEP WLAN connections works fine and the 3G connection here in Sweden is ok for data transfer. This brings me to my question.

Does anyone know if there is a Symbian tool or perhaps some SDK code around that can set the WLAN card into ad-hoc/promiscuous mode and lets your phone itself act as a WLAN hotspot? It would be very nice to use the phone as a WLAN bridge to the net via 3G. Bluetooth is the traditional wireless protocol for this, but we all know it is painful to configure, slow compared to WLAN and not possible to share among several clients at the same time. Any ideas? Eugenia?

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sphere Member since:
2006-04-10

Instead I installed fring on it and while I would have preferred the free SIP protocol, at least I have Skype for VoIP.


Fring also supports SIP (starting with version 3.01 IIRC). Tried it successfully with my rather old Nokia 6680 (S60v2). It even worked quite well over GPRS (~56k).

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