I've a Nokia 5230 since a week. I knew it has no wifi when I bought it. For some use, it would be nice to have wifi function (free hotspot without France per exemple), so I'm looking for solutions on Web. I've found an application "bluetooth-wlan-convert" (!!!) but I can't install it on my 5230 to test it (not compatible). I also have seen a microSD card with wlan function but it seems to work only on Windows CE or Linux based smartphones (http://www.chipchick.com/2006/09/spectecs_micros.h
Regards. Yves (France)
21-02-2010 9:58 - edited 21-02-2010 9:59
i don't think Nokia 5230 this is meant to have wifi capability you can buy nokia products like Nokia 5530xm and 5800xm for wifi.
You cant solve it by any software fix. You'll need a wifi receiver antenna that is compatible with the 5230, which I do not know if it exists.
I'm afraid it's not possible.
The phone itself has no WLAN capabilities, and its SD slot is just a memory card slot, not a full SDIO slot, so an SD-based WiFi adapter will not work.
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I managed to use my bluetooth on Nokia N90 at home using Wifi to use internet on my phone
The problem is that it needed a program on my computer to use the wifi through my bluetooth connection.
If i find a special program , i would let you know, everyhting is possible, if somebody sets his mind to it!
I've downloaded the HandyWi and its like Opera Safari And Google chrome not a wifi function app
you cant find wifi networks with it so its not
It was about 2 weeks ago when I found that a programmer had figured how to get the NOKIA 5230 to read WIFI signals because the phone does pick up a wide range of frequencies, but has a ROM command to select the particular incoming data. However, there is... if I remember clearly, haha... a firmware RAM chip for which he made a software to do a somewhat a bypass which keeps all other functionalities intact and... as of course, a way to list local hotspots.
At the time... I saw no reason to download this ingenuity because for $5 extra a month, the service provider has added unlimited... yet rather slow... internet access to my data plan. But there is also a mention of it being able to connect to PC computers wirelessly which I thought tethering would work much faster until a friend of mine showed me I may be wrong through his SAMSUNG which could allow me to sort of venture about more freely while downloading to either my desktop, laptop or PC tablet.
30-08-2011 2:43 - edited 30-08-2011 2:45
The sub-system for SD Cards is based around Universal Serial Bus. Many old PDA's can be converted to newer WPA-PSK systems by using Wifi-SD cards, as drivers are installed into the old PDA (such as my Dell-Axim) to work with the SD-Card based wifi adapter (Thus disabling the original WEP wifi adapter, using the newer WPA-PSK compatible SD-Card instead). This can work for machines that are old as hell... Well, WM2003.
It is technically possible for Nokia to write a program/driver to work with Wifi Micro/TF cards. Especially using the method you are talking about. It's just a case of convincing them to do so. If I had the time, I'd do it. (I mess with this kind of stuff all the time, but can't with my Nokia as I spend most of my time developing for Android, a different system with a strong learning curve outside of app-inventor).
Keep looking and trying.
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