Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




28 posts

Geek


Topic # 5563 8-Nov-2005 22:03
Send private message

Have moved to Wellington and am told there are hotspots within the area.Do most mobile phones have wi-fi connections? can anyone explain in depth the meaning of wi-fi?

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59621 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10779

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 22851 8-Nov-2005 22:14
Send private message

Wi-Fi is a wireless LAN present in most newer laptops. It is also becoming common in PDAs (Pocket PC and Palm), and currently only a handful of mobile phones have Wi-Fi (the i-mate SP5 for example).

You can have Wi-Fi at home, for example. You can also find public hotspots. These are mostly a paid service, although some places offer free access, while some users don't bother implementing security so sometimes you can also find free access from private users (sometimes they don't even know their wireless LAN can be used by other people).

The most common Wi-Fi Hotspot providers here in Wellington are Cafenet and Telecom New Zealand.







28 posts

Geek


  Reply # 22853 8-Nov-2005 22:28
Send private message

It is always pleasure having you reply with such knowledge to topics. I understand you are a fellow Wellingtonian as well. We have a store down here just opened.
From what i can gather Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) for mobile phones are only if the handset is HTML browser capable. We have two phones in stock capable the Nokia 9300 and the Nokia 7710. Do they have WI-FI capability?? I do know they are capable of loogging on through GPRS, but if they are WI-FI capable can they log on for free??
I do know you have the Jasjar which will arrive in our store very shortly?? am looking forward to that as well

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


Reply # 22862 9-Nov-2005 06:40
Send private message

I picked up my jasjar yesterday (so far so good)

1315 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Trusted

  Reply # 22909 9-Nov-2005 16:57
Send private message

Patariki_NZ: It is always pleasure having you reply with such knowledge to topics. I understand you are a fellow Wellingtonian as well. We have a store down here just opened.
From what i can gather Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) for mobile phones are only if the handset is HTML browser capable. We have two phones in stock capable the Nokia 9300 and the Nokia 7710. Do they have WI-FI capability?? I do know they are capable of loogging on through GPRS, but if they are WI-FI capable can they log on for free??
I do know you have the Jasjar which will arrive in our store very shortly?? am looking forward to that as well


If you are a Xtra Jetstream customer, you have free access to the TCNZ wifi portals round town, otherwise it will cost you $9.95 for one hours access (if you are a Broadband customer, the data used during the wifi sessions is counted on your monthly allowance)

1315 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Trusted

  Reply # 22921 9-Nov-2005 19:51
Send private message

Patariki_NZ: It is always pleasure having you reply with such knowledge to topics. I understand you are a fellow Wellingtonian as well. We have a store down here just opened.
From what i can gather Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) for mobile phones are only if the handset is HTML browser capable. We have two phones in stock capable the Nokia 9300 and the Nokia 7710. Do they have WI-FI capability?? I do know they are capable of loogging on through GPRS, but if they are WI-FI capable can they log on for free??
I do know you have the Jasjar which will arrive in our store very shortly?? am looking forward to that as well


Neither the 9300 or 7710 are WiFi :)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05


One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58


New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56


Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52


CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.