[maemo-users] Possible to use the N800 as WLAN Access Point?

From: Laurent GUERBY laurent at guerby.net
Date: Sun May 20 17:30:00 EEST 2007
On Sat, 2007-05-19 at 15:32 +0200, Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> Toby Proctor wrote:
> > Just a thought I had last night, but is it possible to "reverse the 
> > polarity" of the WLAN on the N800 and turn it into a small, portable 
> > hotspot which uses e.g. an HSDPA cellphone as the backhaul?
> > 
> > Toby
> Well even if it was possible, it isn't very good idea battery-wise. When 
> running as AP battery would run out _very_ quicky since AP mode cannot 
> use WLAN power saving and need to communicate a lot. Also the speed of 
> WLAN in N800 isn't exactly great. So basically you would get expensive 
> and slow access point with touscreen and high resolution display.

GPRS isn't high bandwidth and there are many place with electricity
(anywhere your car is for example :), GPRS coverage but otherwise
without internet connection so I wouldn't dismiss so quickly the
usefulness of an AP mode for the N800.


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