(keitai-l) Re: Series 60 hack uses Bluetooth hardware for Wi-Fi

From: John Whelan <john.whelan_at_alatto.com>
Date: 04/01/04
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
APRIL FOOL I think!!!!

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[mailto:keitai-l-bounce@appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of Giovanni Bertani
Sent: 01 April 2004 14:36
To: keitai-l@appelsiini.net
Subject: (keitai-l) Series 60 hack uses Bluetooth hardware for Wi-Fi

Could  be the "Hack of the year":

  They've done it again: a group of mobile phone freaks have analysed 
Nokia's Series 60 firmware and found references to wireless LAN 
functionality. Further analysis revealed code that allows for re-tuning 
the bluetooth chipset to enable WLAN mode. Technical background: 
wireless LAN and bluetooth both operate in the 2.4 GHz spectrum, so 
they share the same core technology. Although the range will not match 
that of dedicated WLAN cards, it should be good enough for sitting in a 
cafe and browse web pages with Opera, far faster than it ever could be 
with GPRS. First tests have shown transfer rates up to 2.4 MBit/s.


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Received on Thu Apr 1 16:53:04 2004