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peejay
2007-05-24, 04:09
I'm investing (as far as a personal technology purchase is an investment) in a Nokia N91, and as far as a hand-held device with WiFi capabilities goes, I'm interested in how many people out there successfully control the Squeezebox or Transporter via a device such as a WiFi capable mobile phone via the slim server web interface. All experiences welcome.

Smiley Dan
2007-05-24, 04:53
I recently got an N95 which I've found to not have a high enough resolution for Web access. It's usable but not quite good enough.

Really you need 800x resolution, so my 770 is much better for this task.

I would hope someone would release a different UI for Symbian devices but with the new Jive announcement people are probably waiting to see what happens.

mherger
2007-05-24, 05:01
> I recently got an N95 which I've found to not have a high enough
> resolution for Web access. It's usable but not quite good enough.

What's the resolution?

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adamslim
2007-05-24, 05:16
I gave up using my HTC Universal. It was great, but the device keeps dropping the wi-fi to save battery; when you click something, it then merrily connects to GPRS/3G rather than wifi. So every time I wanted to do anything, I had to turn it on, connect the wifi (wait 30s), blah blah.

The PSP is much better - at least that doesn't try to connect to the phone network! It's good enough (and has a great battery) that I feel no desire to buy a Nokia 800 yet :)

Adam

Smiley Dan
2007-05-24, 05:29
> I recently got an N95 which I've found to not have a high enough
> resolution for Web access. It's usable but not quite good enough.

What's the resolution?
240 x 320. It can be used in landscape or portrait, but neither are particularly good. Zooming can help but the text gets a little small. The touch skin is the nearest to what we'd want, but the frames above and below get in the way a bit.

What would be good is something like your controller you wrote for the Ewe runtime but as far as I know that doesn't run on Symbian Java VMs.

mherger
2007-05-24, 05:33
> The touch skin is the nearest to what we'd want, but the frames above
> and below get in the way a bit.

What about the Handheld skin? It's optimized for that size of screen.

> What would be good is something like your controller you wrote for the
> Ewe runtime but as far as I know that doesn't run on Symbian Java VMs.

No, it wouldn't work.

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simonjedrake
2007-05-24, 05:40
I use my Nokia E70 which has a fold out Querty Keypad to control any of my 3 SB's from either @ home on my WLAN, or even from external over the Web using the below link on my Nokia.
http://localhost:9000/Handheld/

Over my WLAN, it is almost as fast as using the SB's own remote.

mherger
2007-05-24, 05:42
> http://localhost:9000/Handheld/

make that "localhost" the name of your slimserver machine - I doubt you're
running SlimServer on your cell phone ;-)

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Smiley Dan
2007-05-24, 05:51
I use my Nokia E70 which has a fold out Querty Keypad to control any of my 3 SB's from either @ home on my WLAN, or even from external over the Web using the below link on my Nokia.
http://localhost:9000/Handheld/

Over my WLAN, it is almost as fast as using the SB's own remote.

Didn't even realise this skin existed... this is much better than the aforementioned touch (sorry Michael).

shadowboxer
2007-05-24, 06:22
I gave up using my HTC Universal. It was great, but the device keeps dropping the wi-fi to save battery; when you click something, it then merrily connects to GPRS/3G rather than wifi. So every time I wanted to do anything, I had to turn it on, connect the wifi (wait 30s), blah blah.

The PSP is much better - at least that doesn't try to connect to the phone network! It's good enough (and has a great battery) that I feel no desire to buy a Nokia 800 yet :)

Adam

Hi Adam:

I had a Universal for a while and had that same problem! Anyway, found this "fix" at xda-dev:

"When connected to WIFI network, TyTN tries to launch a 3G/GPRS connection instead of using WIFI.
Check under Settings - Connections - Connections, if your GPRS settings are set under "My ISP" or "My Work Network". If you don't need to use proxy servers I recommend you to put them under "My ISP", so you don't have troubles. Then go to "Advanced" and make sure that you have this settings:

Programs that automatically connect to the Internet should connect using: My ISP.

Programs that automatically connect to a private network should connect using: My Work Network.

Then go to Settings - Connections - Network Cards. Select your WIFI card, and make sure that you have this setting:

My Network card connects to: The Internet

BUT if you have your GPRS setting under "MY work network" then, here put "Work", it just has to be the same as in GPRS settings, so wifi is prefered over GPRS.

You'll have to "disable" wifi and "enable" it again every time you do changes in the Network Card settings.

Then it should default to wifi if its connected. If you have directpush, disable it while connected to wifi and make sure that all existing browsers, mail apps, any web enabled apps (like messenger) are all properly shut (settings, system, memory, running programs) otherwise they may prompt the device to use the gprs/3g connection you were using with them. "

It took care of the switching to gprs problem for me.

-dale