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16 May 2010   #1911
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Today I installed a WiFi access point to my car, to be able to use internet when on the road without every time playing with 3G USB sticks or establish a connection manually over the mobile phone.

Tested it with laptop, seems to work with laptop's own WiFi NIC in about 8 meters, 25 feet radius around the car. For those interested, this is how I made it and what it costs here:

First, I took an old Nokia N95 phone and inserted a dedicated SIM card which has a flatrate 3G Data pack. I downloaded and installed JoikuSpot Premium WiFi tethering for S60 and set it up on the phone.

I 'taped' N95 to glove compartment of the car using Velcro, and connected its charger to car's electricity system so that it is always charged when the motor runs. JoikuSpot application is running, and phone stays always on, so as long as the car is used in regular intervals to charge phone's battery, the access point is always active.

Prior to this job today I had tested that N95, fully charged and JoikuSpot access point active (i.e. 3G data connection always on), the battery lasted almost 65 hours. It's not very much but you have to remember 3G data connection 'eats' battery faster than normal use. This means that I need to use the car about two hours in every three day period to fully charge the battery. If not and the battery runs out, phone must be manually turned on and JoikuSpot restarted.

Signal strength is surprisingly good to 8 meters, as I mentioned. This snip is 5 meters, about 15 feet from the car:

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Time needed: 45 minutes
Costs:
JoikuSpot Premium €9
3G Data flat 3.6 Mbps €29.95 per month
Mobile phone: Any Symbian S60 phone, mine was free, old extra phone

My car has / is a WiFi access point and I'm a happy man!

Kari

EDIT: For those who are interested in testing this, JoikuSpot is also available as a free light version. It is OK for testing, but not good in serious use (encryption not possible).
Very ingenious, Kari. I'm impressed! Good job.

You ought to do this as a tutorial.
+2 ....I agree ...Carl ..thanks for mentioning it .
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16 May 2010   #1912
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wickedout View Post
Today I got to talk to my daughter that lives in Washington state. I live in California. I miss her a lot. The good thing is she'll be here for the summer to spend time with her other family. I can't wait.

Being single isn't always that fun. But I do my best. Just wanted to share.
Wicked hi.. Dad's can only do so much.. I'm greatful you had the opportunity to enjoy the phone call today, no doubt you are counting days now until she arrives for the summer..
You are doing what you can ...I congratulate you, enjoy the summer with her also..
Thanks for sharing your good news.
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17 May 2010   #1913
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Today I will go offline for a bit.
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17 May 2010   #1914
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Today I will go offline for a bit.
Noted & good luck my friend.
Hope to have you back asap.
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17 May 2010   #1915
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Ken, wish you all the best. We are waiting you back here.

Kari
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17 May 2010   #1916
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Good luck, and come back soon friend..
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17 May 2010   #1917
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Today I will go offline for a bit.
Good luck, and may the move be as painless as possible.
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17 May 2010   #1918
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Today I will go offline for a bit.
Hurry back. Best wishes with the move.
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17 May 2010   #1919
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Today I will go offline for a bit.
Good luck with the move, see ya back here soon
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17 May 2010   #1920
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Well it seems that was the shortest off line in history. To everyone thanks, I appreciate it. when we lose one of our own we all are changed. Now I can get back to the business at hand.

Ken
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