[NTLK] Public WiFi

Tony Morrow gizmo1482 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 14:10:02 EST 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Forrest Buffenmyer <anasazi4st at me.com>wrote:

> I know the MP2x00 can connect to public WiFi--my question is...how?
> My Newt wireless setup requires a Base Station or SSID...while many places
> offer free WiFi, how can you connect? Do you need another device to find the
> SSID name, and then input that into the Newton? In the past when I've known
> that I would be going somewhere offering public Wifi and the MP, I'd take
> along my HP iPAQ rx3715 (running Windows Mobile 2002 I believe), turn on the
> WiFi...it would list the SSID and I would put that into the Newton. I might
> try to connect first to check and be sure there weren't any problems....
> It's a pain to take two PDAs anywhere...especially when I only want the MP.
> The iPAQ is pretty cool--you can write on the screen, and it's Windows...the
> down side is: there's no HWR (what software that does exist is a joke), and
> it's--uh--Windows....
> It would be great if the Newt could display SSIDs and have you choose...but
> *sigh* that was a bit before it's time, I would guess....
> Thanks,
> --Forrest
I've had luck connecting to access points by leaving the SSID field blank.
If there is only one hotspot available then the Newton should automatically
connect to it and start working. I don't know how well this would work if
there are several networks available with differing levels of protection. If
you are able to connect then you might run into another issue if the hotspot
re-directs you to accept a EULA. Some of those webpages are HTTPS and as we
all know the Newton can't handle them.


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