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December 31, 2004 11:14:35 PM

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Hi there i got a brand new fandangled PDA for Xmas and have had very
spotty wifi connections. I don't have a router of my own and have been
trying to connect to the neighbors etc. who have open networks.
Does anyone know a good program for this kind of stuff?
I have been switching between the Dell wLan Utility and the Network
Cards and Odyssey Client but haven't had much luck.
Any suggestions?

My first post here. First PDA :D 
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:14:36 PM

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Can you give a bit more detail? Are you connecting at all? If so, it could
just simply be a matter of weak signals/structure interference. If you are
not connecting at all, verify they are indeed running an open network and
you have all of the settings on your Dell to match his router.


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"Slugger" <bumbum@upyerbum.com> wrote in message
news:311220041214345764%bumbum@upyerbum.com...
> Hi there i got a brand new fandangled PDA for Xmas and have had very
> spotty wifi connections. I don't have a router of my own and have been
> trying to connect to the neighbors etc. who have open networks.
> Does anyone know a good program for this kind of stuff?
> I have been switching between the Dell wLan Utility and the Network
> Cards and Odyssey Client but haven't had much luck.
> Any suggestions?
>
> My first post here. First PDA :D 
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:14:37 PM

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Despite the claims, wifi range is normally less than 100'... for
reliable connections, probably less than 75' and less through walls of
metal and concrete.

Hope your neighbors know what's up ;-)

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
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January 1, 2005 2:11:33 AM

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In article <#O7lMf37EHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>, Beverly Howard
[Ms-MVP/MobileDev] wrote:

> Despite the claims, wifi range is normally less than 100'... for
> reliable connections, probably less than 75' and less through walls of
> metal and concrete.
>
> Hope your neighbors know what's up ;-)
>
> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
>


I suppose it could be signal strength since it has worked from time to
time.
What are proper settings for roaming hotspot to hotspot?
Is there a better program for roaming networks?
I don't have a wifi network of my own so i rely on the kindness of
others.
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 5:41:18 AM

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If you're looking for a util that will help you find available wireless
networks in your area, Ministumbler can help.
"Slugger" <bumbum@upyerbum.com> wrote in message
news:311220041214345764%bumbum@upyerbum.com...
> Hi there i got a brand new fandangled PDA for Xmas and have had very
> spotty wifi connections. I don't have a router of my own and have been
> trying to connect to the neighbors etc. who have open networks.
> Does anyone know a good program for this kind of stuff?
> I have been switching between the Dell wLan Utility and the Network
> Cards and Odyssey Client but haven't had much luck.
> Any suggestions?
>
> My first post here. First PDA :D 
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 6:41:35 AM

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Slugger wrote:
> In article <#O7lMf37EHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>, Beverly Howard
> [Ms-MVP/MobileDev] wrote:
>
>
>>Despite the claims, wifi range is normally less than 100'... for
>>reliable connections, probably less than 75' and less through walls of
>>metal and concrete.
>>
>>Hope your neighbors know what's up ;-)
>>
>>Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
>>
>
>
>
> I suppose it could be signal strength since it has worked from time to
> time.
> What are proper settings for roaming hotspot to hotspot?
> Is there a better program for roaming networks?
> I don't have a wifi network of my own so i rely on the kindness of
> others.

If by "roaming hotspot to hotspot" you mean connecting to one access
point on one neighbor's network, then walking to a different part of
your flat and seamlessly switching over to another neighbor's hotspot on
their network, it ain't gonna happen...

If, however, you mean connecting to different hotspots and different
times, then you have everything you need. Connectivity problems as
you're probably having are not fixable in software, but are a function
of signal strength.
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 10:51:11 AM

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The last time I tried, neither Mini-Stumbler nor WiFiFoFum supported the
Axim X50v's internal WiFi chipset.
--
Todd Ogasawara, MS-MVP/Mobile Devices
Online Editor - http://MobileViews.com/ -- PDA & Wireless Info
http://www.OgasaWalrus.com/MobileDot/ - Brief News & Comments


Jeff Hansman wrote:
> If you're looking for a util that will help you find available wireless
> networks in your area, Ministumbler can help.
> "Slugger" <bumbum@upyerbum.com> wrote in message
> news:311220041214345764%bumbum@upyerbum.com...
>
>>Hi there i got a brand new fandangled PDA for Xmas and have had very
>>spotty wifi connections. I don't have a router of my own and have been
>>trying to connect to the neighbors etc. who have open networks.
>>Does anyone know a good program for this kind of stuff?
>>I have been switching between the Dell wLan Utility and the Network
>>Cards and Odyssey Client but haven't had much luck.
>>Any suggestions?
>>
>>My first post here. First PDA :D 
>
>
>
January 1, 2005 3:57:50 PM

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In article <PZoBd.9007$by5.6207@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com>, Troll
<coldwarrior@nospam.ameritech.net> wrote:

> Slugger wrote:
> > In article <#O7lMf37EHA.3756@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>, Beverly Howard
> > [Ms-MVP/MobileDev] wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Despite the claims, wifi range is normally less than 100'... for
> >>reliable connections, probably less than 75' and less through walls of
> >>metal and concrete.
> >>
> >>Hope your neighbors know what's up ;-)
> >>
> >>Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > I suppose it could be signal strength since it has worked from time to
> > time.
> > What are proper settings for roaming hotspot to hotspot?
> > Is there a better program for roaming networks?
> > I don't have a wifi network of my own so i rely on the kindness of
> > others.
>
> If by "roaming hotspot to hotspot" you mean connecting to one access
> point on one neighbor's network, then walking to a different part of
> your flat and seamlessly switching over to another neighbor's hotspot on
> their network, it ain't gonna happen...
>
> If, however, you mean connecting to different hotspots and different
> times, then you have everything you need. Connectivity problems as
> you're probably having are not fixable in software, but are a function
> of signal strength.

cool thanks for the heads up. I don't really know what to expect from
this little thing..i should get a wifi router of my own to test with.
Cheers!
HAPPY NY'S!
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 4:49:17 PM

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Most wifi drivers have both a signal strength and ap browser... the
latter having a column showing signal strength.

Using one of these, you can visually watch the effects of moving around
_and_ the effects of simply changing the position of the ppc.

Note that the strength value is delayed by several seconds, so, before
you accept the quality of the signal at any point, wait several seconds
to allow it to stabilize.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
January 5, 2005 6:06:34 AM

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In article <ePpe8pC8EHA.3368@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, Todd Ogasawara,
Mobile Devices MVP <Todd_MSN@NOSPAMmsn.com> wrote:

> The last time I tried, neither Mini-Stumbler nor WiFiFoFum supported the
> Axim X50v's internal WiFi chipset.

Yup ministumbler doesn't work here either.
:( 
January 8, 2005 5:04:17 AM

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In message <040120051906331590%bumbum@upyerbum.com>, Slugger
<bumbum@upyerbum.com> wrote:
> In article <ePpe8pC8EHA.3368@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, Todd Ogasawara,
> Mobile Devices MVP <Todd_MSN@NOSPAMmsn.com> wrote:
>
> > The last time I tried, neither Mini-Stumbler nor WiFiFoFum supported the
> > Axim X50v's internal WiFi chipset.
>
> Yup ministumbler doesn't work here either.
> :( 

Neither does pocket warrior. Pocket WiNc does but it's not free.

Hth


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