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    WiFi Hotspot discovery..is it possible?

    Hi,

    Is it possible to code the discovery of WiFi hotspots using any mobile platform? i.e. in a similar way to Bluetooth device discovery in JSR-82? (inquiry)

    I've found similar queries like this have come up over the last couple of years but nobody seems to have an answer...

    Zed

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    Re: WiFi Hotspot discovery..is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by zed1
    Is it possible to code the discovery of WiFi hotspots using any mobile platform? i.e. in a similar way to Bluetooth device discovery in JSR-82? (inquiry)
    Yes, Symbian phones with WiFi support can discover hotspots.
    I've found similar queries like this have come up over the last couple of years but nobody seems to have an answer...
    Yes, phones usually did not support WiFi in the last couple of years.

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    Re: WiFi Hotspot discovery..is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard_hu_
    Yes, Symbian phones with WiFi support can discover hotspots.

    Sorry, if the question is stupid, but I am just starting with Series 60 development.

    What API do I have to use if I want to discover WLAN APs and get their MAC adress and SSID?

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    Re: WiFi Hotspot discovery..is it possible?

    Yes, Symbian phones with WiFi support can discover hotspots.
    wizard_hu_ many thanks for the reply. Could you elaborate on this, is it possible to access an API to do this via code. Is it possible to access the same calls as the device menu does?

    e.g. on Nokia N80: select Connect. > Conn mgr > Availab. WLAN

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    Re: WiFi Hotspot discovery..is it possible?

    Hi,

    Recommendation: Check for availability of pre-defined IAPs on the phone that use Wifi. Scanning for networks will consumer high battery power and may also be against Symbian signed criteria.

    To scan:
    RConnectionMonitor class can be used to check for available networks' names using GetPckgAttribute with EBearerIdWLAN connection id KNetworkNames attribute.

    Similarly, check for availability of a WLAN IAP set on the device using attributes like KIAPId etc. Refer to rconnmon.h. This is the recommended way for detecting hotspots from third party apps (ofcourse in this case an IAP has to exist for the hotspot)

    Look at rconnmon.h.

    Nitin

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    Re: WiFi Hotspot discovery..is it possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by nmittal
    Recommendation: Check for availability of pre-defined IAPs on the phone that use Wifi. Scanning for networks will consumer high battery power and may also be against Symbian signed criteria.
    The Psiloc Hotspot Finder app does scan for WLAN networks, and is signed.

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