[NTLK] OT: Nintendo DS as wifi scanner (was: Re: Public WiFi)

Ed Kummel tech_ed at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 17 17:05:49 EST 2010

...and the screen(s) are too small, and the entry type is a pain. I *HATE* tapping on those stupid virtual keyboards! Give me handwriting every time!
web/gadget guru


By Richard Feynman, Physicist, Nobel winner (1918-1988)

"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers."

--- On Wed, 2/17/10, Matt Howe <matthowe at comcast.net> wrote:

From: Matt Howe <matthowe at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] OT: Nintendo DS as wifi scanner (was: Re:  Public WiFi)
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 8:10 AM

Not really. Although the wifi hardware is more sensitive and works with a
weaker signal, there is no decent browser or Email client. It does not
support SSL nor WAP. So you have the same WEP limits. There is an Opera
cartridge but I have never had the chance to try it. All of the reviews of
the Opera cartridge say it is a very poor implementation of Opera.

No, the DS and the Newton supplement each other well, but neither is a
replacement for the other.

Matt (Ducky) Howe
Owner of a MP2000U and an Emate
SantaMatt at Gmail.com (Nokia N770)
matthowe at comcast.net (Desktop)

Clu wrote:
No disrespect for the Newton, but wouldn't the DS be better at web
browsing at this point?

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