Joikuspot turns your N900 into a 3G WiFi hotspot

Screenshot-20100212-052941I just bought a Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G device last Friday and have been very happy with the speeds of the 4G network in the Puget Sound area. I just read this morning that Joikuspot beta for Linux Maemo (N900) is now out as a free application. I immediately downloaded it to my N900 and started testing my PC connected in WiFi mode. Keep in mind that this software is in beta and you will most likely experience issues. I am personally seeing my N900 restart the first time I connect a device with it working just fine after the restart and this is a known issue with this beta.

On T-Mobile 3G here in Seattle I am seeing 1810+ kbps download and 0 kbps upload on my iPhone 3GS using the Speedtest.net application. I believe the upload limitation is a Joikuspot beta limitation and is not helpful if you want to use WiFi to send email, etc.

The application is easy to setup and use. You will see two dials on the main screen to give you indication of the amount of data going up and coming down on your N900. I included a couple of screenshots of the application.

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9 Comments to Joikuspot turns your N900 into a 3G WiFi hotspot

Pinguins soltos
February 12, 2010

[...] E o Joikuspot para N900 saiu. [...]

Daniel
February 13, 2010

Thanks for sharing this Matt. It appears that WiFi hotspots are growing trend as of late. The upload speed limitation seems a bit silly though, perhaps it will fixed in a later iteration?

Jaret Clark
February 13, 2010

Why would I want an app like that? Not being a ********, just asking a question. I’m a not a programmer or x term hacker, but I have a good bit know how w/ networking. So my question is how would this help me?!

Peyton S.
February 15, 2010

Matt, I haven’t played with it much yet but, uploading seemed to work for me.

@Jaret Clark: This app creates a wifi hotspot that you and your friends can jump on. So that your iPod touch, Laptop, and your buddy’s laptop. Can all connect to the internet via your phone. Like a MiFi device.

[...] a few weeks ago I wrote about the beta version of JoikuSpot for the N900 and was able to use it for downloading data when connected to my computer. I spent the last couple [...]

[...] a few weeks ago I wrote about the beta version of JoikuSpot for the N900 and was able to use it for downloading data when connected to my computer. I spent the last couple [...]

arash
May 19, 2011

wery good

celo
October 11, 2011

i tried to install it and my n900 rejected joiku. is there any possibility to upload step by step description? thx a lot if u do that

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