JoikuSpot - Wireless Router (Wifi HotSpot) for S60 Smartphone

JoikuSpot - Wireless Router (Wifi HotSpot) for S60 Smartphone
JoikuSpot - Wireless Router for S60 Smartphone. You may know " Wireless Router for Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone " in the last post, but what about S60 ? An awesome development house in Finland called Joikusoft, have created an application called JoikuSpot which turns your S60 smartphone into a WiFi access point, using your 3G connection of course. JoikuSpot is a free mobile software solution that turns Nokia Smartphones to WLAN HotSpots.

JoikuSpot software is installed directly to the phone. When switched on, laptops and iPods can establish instant and fast wireless internet connection via smartphone's JoikuSpot access point using phone's own 3G internet connection. Multiple devices can connect to JoikuSpot in parallel and seamlessly share the same 3G internet connection. JoikuSpot acts thus as an internet gateway to external WLAN devices.

JoikuSpot supports currently only HTTP and HTTPS protocols. This means that you can browse web and also secure sites (webmails, banks). HTTPS requires that "Automatic proxy configuration" is set on your web browser. See User guide for easy setup. Other protocols such as IMAP (mail) or FTP do not work. The final version will include NAT allowing most protocols.

JoikuSpot does not have currently any encryption. It will be implemented to the final version with WEP/WPA/WPA2.

> JoikuSpot HTTPS settings for Apple iTouch:
Go Settings --> Wi-fi and select JoikuSpot network. Go to bottom and set HTTP proxy to Auto. TIP for some phone models and iTouch combinations:
Try auto configuration url http://192.168.2.1/wpad.dat or set HTTPS proxy as 192.168.2.1 port 80

> JoikuSpot Known issues:
+ JoikuSpot has been tested successfully with several laptops: Fujitsu-Siemens, Apple Macbook, Dell, HP and new IBM models seem to work well. With older IBM laptops (at least T40P) the connection is not working. The reason behind is the WLAN chipset that the older IBM series is using.
+ JoikuSpot might also work with E60 with new hardware version. With older hardware the JoikuSpot is created, but for unknown reason the connection to internet is disconnected after 10 seconds. If you manage to successfully use JoikuSpot with E60, please let us know. Please also deliver your hardware version, you can get it with *#0000#
+ HP iPAQ rx3715 as a roaming device has been reported to have some interoperability problems. Connection between Nokia N95 as JoikuSpot and iPAQ is set ok, but the browser is working. If you manage to use iPAQ succesfully, please let us know.
+ JoikuSpot works on Symbian S60v3 phones with WLAN chipsets. If you manage to use some other phones than those listed here (also from other vendors than Nokia) please let us know.
+ If you have firewall program installed in your smartphone (F-Secure Mobile Security e.g.), try lowering the security level. We shall do a fix for this to final version.
+ Some operators (at least in UK) require that you have to go to their store and prove that you are over 18 in order to browse the web. Otherwise you will be limited just to their own sites. This in not a bug in JoikuSpot, it also applies to all web surfing. Try accessing the web through 3G first with phone's web browser to see if your access is limited.

You can check out Joikuspot.com for additional documents downloads (e.g. whitepaper with loads of use cases for JoikuSpot).
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