||[May. 16th, 2008|12:47 am]
Windows Mobile Users
If you use any form of Wi-fi network which requires you to log in, you'll probably be aware of the irritating problems with signing into them. My Uni requires me to type in a 9 digit number followed by @students.lincoln.ac.uk and then type my password before I can get anywhere, which is both time consuming and very annoying. I'd wondered about hacking something together to get round it, but never found the time to work out if I actually could. Having recently won a years worth of BTopenzone wi-fi roaming service however, I've found myself logging in more and getting more frustrated, so have looked into it again. Hence finding Devicescape.|
Its a free program thing for Mobiles, laptops PDAS etc, which lets you automatically log into wi-fi hotspots (You can also manually confirm), without all the silly typing, you 'just connect'. It has support for Universities, work and roaming netoworks, and you can request sites you'd like added if they're not there. (It can also work on private home networks although I don't know what that adds). I'm going to admit I haven't technically used it yet, only read up, installed and joined, but it looks pretty good so I figured I'd share reguardless. I'll probably make a post some time tomorrow if I've managed to get it working, to say how it works etc.
Still check it out, see what you think. I'm hoping this will actually allow me to easily get online with my pda, without five minutes of annoyed tapping with my stylus...