WiFi Auto-Join/locator App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Tragedies, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Tragedies macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I've been in areas (such as airports) where there are free WiFi hot spots and if I move around the airport, away from that hotspot, I have to go to settings and find a free hot spot again. Is there an app that browses for free (such as Mcdonalds) around you, joins it, then when you get out of range it looks again?

    And is there an app like that WiFoFum app that has a little more accurate radar, and lets you join a selected network? WiFoFum just shows you a list.
    Hope you can help.

  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    Have you turned on "Ask to Join Networks" in settings?

    Anytime you are not connected to a network it will pop up when a new network is available and then if you connect to that network, it will be remembered next time you are in that area again.
  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    The app you're asking for really isn't possible from the App store. It would require you to run the app in the background, which is prohibited. I would suggest you look into the solution offered by soberbrain.
  4. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    check out the app Devicescape. It will auto login at free APs for you and ones you have accounts with (provided you have set them up in your profile). Coming also is the ability to register your friends devices so they can use your networks as well. I've used it a lot for my N95 and it's just become available for the iPhone.

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