Category Archives: WLAN

Using “Internet Call” through 3G

Nokia phones with “Internet Call” feature are very useful,E51,E66,N80,N95… They provide very reliable internet connection thru WLAN. Often there are complaints regarding the 3G/GPRS connection, the main being the difficulty in using “Internet Call” thru 3G. The users wonder, “it works thru WLAN, they it should work thru 3G”. ie they assume the settings […]

“Blackberry”ing N80

I am not a frequent traveler and so I don’t need a Blackberry and real-time push email. But, as I’m a bit lazier to check(pull) my emails, it was nice to have my emails “pushed” out. Nokia provides BlackBerry Connect only for their Business phones. So no luck for me. It was then I decided […]

Send Free Fax using N80

Imagine you are at an airport waiting for your flight, browsing Internet using the WiFi connection in the Lounge.. Now your agent calls you and asks whether it’s possible to FAX your passport copy to complete some Visa formalities. You can easily email, but the agent prefers a FAX. You don’t have to rush to […]

Control your PC/Mac using N80

All the good things are always not free. If we can afford N80, then we can have a nice extensible software that enables us to control our PC or Mac using N80 or any of the 300 supported devices. The software is Salling Clicker . Some of the readily available capabilities are: 1. Phone Aware […]

True VoIP at 64Kbps !

After my initial success of VoIP and SIP on my N80 in the 128Kbps ADSL, i tried the same on my 64Kbps ADSL home connection. Same settings. I use the same name of my Office Accesspoint at my home also. Thanks to Truphone, I could test VoIP to some real telco numbers in the US for free. I couldn’t believe ! The call was indistinguishable as VoIP call to the persons at the  receiving end. No lag , echo or delay. I must say the call was better than the PSTN calls I do to my parents in India. Then I tried a pure VoIP to VoIP . Sharing the 64Kbps, I was able to get a perfect call to my computer. I had GizmoProject at my home pc and using my N80 I was able talk to my kids (Just for fun) I could better talk to them direct ! It’s really amazing ! I remember the ISDN people telling you must have 128Kbps for two-way communication ! But then , it was Fifteen years back !

Stream your Video/MP3 to your Phone

We don’t have enough space in our Phone memory to watch a movie, that too an Indian movie which runs over 2 hours. And when I am fortunate enough to have a WiFi hotspot in a public park, why can’t I try to watch the movie from open air ? If I copy the movies […]

WLAN Errors

When we search for access points we are able to see “Open” networks. But when we try to connect to Internet we often get errors. 1. No Gateway Error : This is the most common one. There are many reasons for this. One of them being poor signal strength. But the main reason is the […]

N80 as a Workgroup Computer

Nokia described N80 as a Multimedia Computer, not a Phone ! So when I got mine, I tried to add it to my network. I tried Bluetooth and WLAN. It was nowhere near matching the description. I could access some drives of the phone through Bluetooth , but not vice versa. Using UPnP + WLAN […]