New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPod Hardware and Accessories All iPod hardware discussions.

Using mobile phone's internet connection


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Trent Walker

 
Member Since: Jan 15, 2010
Posts: 9
Trent Walker is on a distinguished road

Trent Walker is offline
Just a random thought.

I really like the internet interface on my ipod touch, but obviously I can only use that when I'm near a wi-fi source.

I've just got a Samsung i8910 mobile which again is very good and provides me with internet access via HSDPA internal modem.

The only problem is that the Samsung apps aren't great.

I was wondering whether I could use the bluetooth connection on my ipod, to connect with my phone, so that I can get mobile internet that way.

What do you think? Any hints?
QUOTE Thanks
IanCT

 
IanCT's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2004
Location: California
Posts: 497
IanCT will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: iMac 24" 2.66 C2D, 13" MacBook i7 2.9GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 4

IanCT is offline
Unfortunately no - the iPod can only connect up by joining another 802.11b/g WiFi network, not via Bluetooth. Perhaps there's a jailbreak app that can do such a thing but I haven't looked into that yet.
QUOTE Thanks
dazcaz

 
dazcaz's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 11, 2009
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 48
dazcaz is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac Mini, 13" MBP, G5 PPC, G4 PPC G4 eMac

dazcaz is offline
Try Joikuspot light.Joiku - JoikuSpot Light

It's free and runs on Symbian devices, and IIRC the i8910 is a Symbian S60 device.

joikuspot turns your wi-fi enabled phone into a wireless access point which connects to the net via your phone's HSDPA/3G/GPRS connection.

Start Joikuspot on the phone, and then look for wi-fi access points on your ipod Touch. You will see the Joikuspot access point. Connect to this as you would any wi-fi hot spot and you are away. The light version of the software will always send you to a start up page every time you connect, but this is only a minor annoyance. The premium paid for version doesn't do this.

The other thing with Joikuspot is that you can connect more than one device.
Be careful in busy areas that you turn on the security as others could connect to you and use your data allowance.

This software works great on my N97 Mini, another S60 device, so it should be fine on your Samsung.

How do you find the i8910? I very nearly got one, but I decided on the Nokia N97 mini instead. The 97 was a tad cheaper and I know my way around Nokias
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,243
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
I believe there's a more mainstream device called MiFi that does this -- takes a cellular data plan and turns it into a small wifi hotspot so that other devices (like the iPod Touch or the iPad) could use it.
QUOTE Thanks
dazcaz

 
dazcaz's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 11, 2009
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 48
dazcaz is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Mac Mini, 13" MBP, G5 PPC, G4 PPC G4 eMac

dazcaz is offline
I've read about MiFi, but it's a seperate box and requires another contract/fee.
Joiku uses what you already have, so if you have a data plan on your phone you don't need anything else. I get 500MB on my phone contract so I wouldn't want to pay for another device. Also, you have to carry this other device around. There's a good chance the OP would have his phone and his iPT with him most of the time.

I can see a lot of uses for MiFi. These USB sticks are great but they don't work on phones and iPods. MiFi will, so they could come in handy.
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,243
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by dazcaz View Post
I've read about MiFi, but it's a seperate box and requires another contract/fee.
Yes its a separate box, but no it doesn't require another contract/fee (see Andy Inhatko's review of it via Google).

Which is not to say that Joiku isn't a good solution as well.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« IP POD NANO 5th GEn RADIO QUERY | Buying Ipod question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
internet connection problems wally375 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 3 03-08-2012 10:36 AM
internet connection problem brendan67 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 03-01-2005 02:14 PM
Wireless Internet Connection ktwo_online Internet, Networking, and Wireless 4 02-25-2005 08:36 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?