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Using wifi connection to connect to the internet

Posted: 00:34 07 Aug 08 #1
  • ibigfoot
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  • Join Date: 7 August 2008

Hi All,

I have recently acquired one of the Telstra HTC Touch Diamond units and can't seem to figure out how to get it to connect to the internet using the WI-FI.

The device says it finds and connects to my LAN at home, however when I go to use the browser I can't connect. 

Can anyone point me to something that explains how to setup the networking? I would like to have it automatically connect to a couple of wi-fi networks (home, work etc) and have everything just use this internet connection instead of the 3G (data over this is VERY expensive)

 

Cheers,

Troy

Posted: 23:51 07 Aug 08 #2
  • Seej
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  • Join Date: 7 August 2008

Sounds like you need to program in your WEP (wireless encryption protocol) key (i.e. the passcode to allow devices to access your WLAN).  It depends on the type of network, but you're probably looking for a hexadecimal key (a string of numbers and characters A, B, C, D, E or F).  If you have a separate base-unit connected to your net connection then details should be with it, alternatively if your base-unit is a PC then the details should be in the config software somewhere.

When you've got the login details for the network then go to the settings tab in the touchflow menu and switch wifi on (if you haven't already).  Return to the settings tab, click the "all settings" softkey, then select the connections tab and you should be able to configure the wifi via the icon here.  I've had my phone 48 hours and configured it for two wifi networks that are both configured quite differently just using the WEP key and the auto-detection stuff, so it's not too tricky.  It's basically the same as connecting a laptop or Nintendo Wii or whatever.  See the instruction manual or your sysadmin for the network information details.

Posted: 01:09 08 Aug 08 #3
  • ibigfoot
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  • Join Date: 7 August 2008

 

Hi Seej.

Thanks for the reply..

The phone connects to the wi-fi network fine, this is a WPA-PSK connection (WEP is broken) with a hidden SSID. The network registers on the phone and automatically connects, the wi-fi properties shows the network as connected.  

The problem is that when I am connected to my wi-fi and I open Opera the phone still wants to download data using the 3G network, not the wi-fi. I would much prefer this the other way around as I spend most of my time during the day in places where there is wi-fi available. 

 Where can i configure this in the phone? Is there an order of priority for data connections setting somewhere?

Cheers,

Troy

 

Posted: 01:25 08 Aug 08 #4
  • Seej
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  • Join Date: 7 August 2008
In the settings tab on the main menu switch off the phone/cellular radio option and switch on the wi-fi. If it's only option is to use wi-fi then it'll use it. Not sure if it's possible to set priority for this though (i.e so you wouldn't need to switch off the 3G network). I suspect it's a registry hack, but as I say I've only had the phone a couple of days so perhaps someone more expert can help.
Posted: 01:45 08 Aug 08 #5
  • ibigfoot
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  • Join Date: 7 August 2008

Hi Seej,

Thanks for the input on that.  I have currently got it set so that the 3G is off, but was hoping there would be a setting.

Any ideas on how to get to the registry? Have any links to any good developer forums? Might as well start hacking it while it is new :-)

 Cheers,

Posted: 08:43 08 Aug 08 #6
  • dawsonas
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  • dawsonas
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As with all such things just start with xda-developers.com

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Alan (Using HTC Shift, Nokia E71, Diamond, i780)

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