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Wi-Fi via SDIO card?

krusenkevin

Oct 30, 2005, 8:53 PM
Since wi-fi isn't built into the 6600, unlike the SX66 (grrr), does anyone know if you can add wi-fi using aftermarket SDIO cards?

Also, curious if Audiovox and/or Verizon have come through with any updates/patches that address (a) the quiet ringtones and/or (b) the poor battery life?

Seriously thinking of buying the 6600 but looking for additional facts.

Thanks!
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suckacheese

Nov 3, 2005, 6:30 PM
I'm using a Spectec SD110:

http://www.spectec.com.tw/en/sdw-820.htm »

I chose this card basically because it's tiny. There are a few problems that I can work around:

1. You have to soft-reset the unit before inserting the card.

2. The WiFi survey/status utility often won't come up even when the card is working properly.

It does do its job well though once inserted.
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ghope

Jan 3, 2006, 1:59 PM
Sorry if this reply is coming too late to be useful to you.

Sandisk and Socket.com both offer sdio wifi cards for this phone. I chose the Socket card based on physical format, price and reviews.

Pros:
It is smaller than the Sandisk card, so there is less chance of the exposed end of the card getting damaged. The reviews of both that I read seemed to be generally more favorable for the Socket card. I purchased my card from Techonweb.com for about $65 and got free overnight shipping.

The card works great with my home wireless network (I'm turning on my desktop less frequently to check email). I've also used wireless successfully at work and Panera Bread locations.

This final point relates to the phone, not the card, but is signif...
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