IPT and N95 ad hoc networking for 3g web?

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  1. adiemask macrumors member

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    Is there any way to set up an 'ad hoc' network with the Nokia N95 (or any other 'symbian' device) and use the 3g capabilities of the phone for web access on the IPT?

    I note that 'tethering' is achievable with 'Windows Mobile' devices!

    This would be brilliant if it can be done, it would make the hacked IPT a more capable device than the Iphone!

    Thanks guys
     
  2. scelli macrumors newbie

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    You can create an ad-hoc network with N95 and ping IPT with N95, but for now I don't know any way to share internet connnection. There could be two solutions:

    1) a http proxy for symbian (I searched on the web with no lucky)
    2) a way to start a ppp connection over wifi...

    If you want to create an ad-hoc network with N95 you need to add a new access point in preferences, start a web connection and choose that access point, so you can see the ad-hoc network from the IPT
     
  3. adiemask thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks 'Scelli'.........

    I've just emailed 'SymSMB' to ask if their software can be used to faciltate this function, I'll keep you all posted.

    I know that this can be done on 'Windows Mobile' devices but I don't really want to change my phone!
     
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    I will be watching this thread with great interest! I too have an N95 and would very much like to hook it up with my iPod Touch so I can surf the net everywhere I go on my iPod Touch! So much more pleasurable than surfing on the N95!!! :apple:
     
  5. pauld macrumors regular

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    i have been holding out the same hope for this to happen with my S/E W950i (symbian UiQ 3 - is this what the N95 runs also?). Surely if other mobile networks were to offer a solution to this they could pack quite a punch against O2/AT&T - the touch could offer 3G speeds before the iPhone (sans lame-o contract) which would be incredible
     
  6. adiemask thread starter macrumors member

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    The N95 is 'Symbian' but not UiQ 3, it's 'S60 3rd Edition'. However, if it's 'doable' on one Symbian I guess it would be good for all - here's hoping!
     
  7. Zeromus macrumors member

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    I think software written for the s60v3 is a different beast and can't be run on UiQ phones, though sometimes my brain tends to remember the wrong thing/make things up. Hopefully I'm wrong ;)

    I have a N80 (also s60v3 like the N95) and I hate the thing, gave it up for a slimmer smaller Samsung. I'll dust it off however if someone can work this internet sharing to turn my touch into a 3G iPhone :D
     
  8. adiemask thread starter macrumors member

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    In total agreement on the relationship between s60v3 an UiQ but it would just be a tweak of the software for use on all symbian phones that have, (and this is the 'key' in my opinion), the ability for ad-hoc networking.

    I might be talking c**p here but that's what appears to be happening on the 'windows mobile' handsets where this 'tethering' has been carried out. I'd change my N95 for a 'windows mobile' handset to take advantage of this but I would loose the 'voip' that my N95 does so well ('Truphone').
     
  9. adiemask thread starter macrumors member

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    'SymSMB' just got back to me, their software won't do what I'm asking:(
     
  10. pauld macrumors regular

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    well this would be a big old moneyspinner for whoever could get this to work first. Perhaps if anyone knows any symbian developers they could suggest this?
     
  11. adiemask thread starter macrumors member

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    How much would you be prepared to pay for such an app? (just out of interest).......
     
  12. scelli macrumors newbie

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    Not only symbian... to start a small http proxy in j2me should be ok...
     
  13. pauld macrumors regular

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    perhaps £25/US$50?
     
  14. pauld macrumors regular

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    ...and best of all, if all of the wizardry were to take place on the smartphone, then apple wouldn't be able to touch such an app - bar the incredibly drastic step of crippling wi-fi functionality altogether.

    This is surely an inevitability.
     
  15. adiemask thread starter macrumors member

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    I too would be prepared to pay around this price, do we have any takers?
     
  16. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    Add my name to that list! :D
     
  17. m3cfa macrumors newbie

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    Add Me love to have the speed of my N95 internet on my IPT
     
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    I just got a N95 and was wondering if this very thing was possible. Consider me signed up as well.
     
  21. xjack macrumors newbie

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    I have also Ipod touch and N95.
    I'm prepared to pay around 30$ if someone can figure out solution for this.
     
  22. Enrico macrumors 6502

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    The same here....around 50 bucks would be OK for me!:cool:
     
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    been searching my a** off as well to find a symbian 3rd edition "routing" software... that would kick some serious butt :D no luck as of yet though...

    first one to find it gets gets beer from me :D
     
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