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    I recently got a Treo 650 and want to use it as a wi-fi detector.
    now don't give me the speech about you might as well use your laptop, i hate taking my laptop out and in and out and get nothing. it's big laptop.

    and I just recently moved to NYC, my apt got a locked signal so i can't steal it and i'm sure if i can use my treo 650 for checking email, i can use it to detect wi-fi, i just can't find that software.

    help~?
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    It's really much better at detecting cosmic radiation. Wifi detection? Not so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkwok12
    I recently got a Treo 650 and want to use it as a wi-fi detector.
    now don't give me the speech about you might as well use your laptop, i hate taking my laptop out and in and out and get nothing. it's big laptop.

    and I just recently moved to NYC, my apt got a locked signal so i can't steal it and i'm sure if i can use my treo 650 for checking email, i can use it to detect wi-fi, i just can't find that software.

    help~?
    Well, since it has no WiFi I'm thinking you'll have a tough time with this...
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    I think it will work fine. You can use the Web browser on your 650 to locate the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots.

    Then when you get there, turn on your laptop computer and all should work fine.
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    This software worked pretty good for me.

    http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...=78924&R=78924
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    If you press the w-i-f buttons at the same time, it will activate the wi-fi detector on the Treo. Then the screen will flash three times when it detects a wireless connection. Don't forget to deactivate it as it uses a lot of battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost
    If you press the w-i-f buttons at the same time, it will activate the wi-fi detector on the Treo. Then the screen will flash three times when it detects a wireless connection. Don't forget to deactivate it as it uses a lot of battery life.
    Please don't confuse him. If he holds down the w-i-f buttoms at the same, time, he might accidentally also hit the option button which would transmit all of his credit card numbers on to the Treo Central blog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkwok12
    I recently got a Treo 650 and want to use it as a wi-fi detector.
    now don't give me the speech about you might as well use your laptop, i hate taking my laptop out and in and out and get nothing. it's big laptop.

    and I just recently moved to NYC, my apt got a locked signal so i can't steal it and i'm sure if i can use my treo 650 for checking email, i can use it to detect wi-fi, i just can't find that software.

    help~?
    It should be as simple as turning my trouble free Sprint/T650 into a radar detector right?

    Chuck
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    What everyone is saying... well, ONE thing that everyone is saying... is that the Treo 650 isn't a wi-fi enabled phone, therefore you cannot use it to detect wi-fi hotspots. The fact that your Treo can connect to the internet has absolutley nothing to do with wi-fi. Your Treo can no more tell you where wi-fi spots are than it can tell you where phone lines are.
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    Or, perhaps a more useful answer would be to tell the poor guy to buy the Enfora Wi-Fi Sled.

    http://www.enfora.com/shop/detail.aspx?ID=43

    Then whatever netstumbler-like PalmOS app that may exist.

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