- CrackBerry Newbie
- 2 Posts
Using Joikuspot with Playbook?
I am using a Nokia phone running Joikuspot and the Playbook does not detect the hotspot that this software creates. I have no issues connecting my ipod touch or laptop.
How do I connect the wifi to the playbook from my Nokia phone? I don't want to do internet teetering as there will be charges not covered by my mobile browsing plan.
Will OS 2.0 support joikuspot, or is this RIM's failure once again?
- 02-08-12, 04:38 PM #2
If its just creating a hotspot it should pick up fine, I've used mine with several different hotspot apps from phones. Try rebooting your playbook. If that doesn't work try inputting the ssid and encryption manually.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-09-12, 12:06 AM #4
- 249 Posts
If Joikuspot only creates an ad-hoc connection, it won't be recognized by the Playbook. For some safety or whatever reason it can only connect to hotspots in infrastructure mode.
I wasted some hours trying to connect to my Windows Mobile before finding out about that
- 05-05-12, 09:39 PM #12
But I doubt if they would update for ad hoc support now that a sim based playbook is on the verge of release.....
- CrackBerry User
05-27-12, 11:11 PM #13
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- CrackBerry User
01-31-13, 04:22 AM #14
- 57 Posts
If I had known that the Playbook couldn't connect to Joikuspot (ad-hoc), I wouldn't have picked up a playbook . Not having this ability is a MAJOR problem for me. What a complete pain in the arse :-( I had already tested it with my laptop and it worked flawlessly and hadn't even considered that this might be an issue :-(
- CrackBerry Addict
01-31-13, 04:57 AM #15
- 750 Posts
to be honest many androids also lack the ability to connect to ad hoc networks unless they're rooted. You could just as easily complain about Nokia limiting their wifi services so that Joikispot is only able to offer ad hoc not infrastructure.
If it's a big deal there are mobile hotspots availlable that I believe the likes of O2 etc in the UK do for about £10 a month which is not an outlandish price to resolve the issue?
O2 | Mobile Broadband Pocket Hotspot | Your own personal, portable hotspot to get online, on the move.
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