February 6, 2008
How would you like to turn your Nokia smartphone into a WiFi hotspot for free? Well, JoikuSpot
offers a free application that you can load on your Nokia phone to do just that. When installed on the Nokia phone, laptops, iPhones, and even the Apple iPod touch can have fast wireless internet via the Nokia's JoikuSpot wireless access point. It leverages the phone's own high-speed 3G internet connection. Multiple devices can connect to JoikuSpot and share the same 3G internet access.
This is similar to the WMWifiRouter application I wrote about
, which is designed for Windows Mobile devices. Some caveats: You can't encrypt the traffic and anyone can use your WiFi hotspot. But the good news is that you can run Skype on your laptop and route the IP traffic through the JoikuSpot connection. Good stuff!
Guess I won't need a dedicated EVDO card when traveling anymore.
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