WiFi Enabled Gadget

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Apr 16, 2010

WiFi Enabled Gadget by Kwartel at 7:22 AM (908 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Kwartel
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    Member Kwartel The fairest in all the land

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    I want to buy a WiFi enabled *thingy* [​IMG]
    I want to browse on the webs with something that will fit my pocket.
    Does a Dingoo work with wifi mini-sd + browser?
     
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    Member I2aven's_Sag GBATemp Otaku

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    Define Cheap, also would you be using it just at home or would you be using it abroad? I assume abroad.
     
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    The cheapest WiFi dongles you'll find are the myriads of WiFi-G dongles running at 54mb/s (not MB/s). They can be for as little as £5 in places, to as much as £30. Some do include micro-SD card slots to be used as data storage too, but I've only seen them in magazines, never one actually sold in shops.

    The more expensive WiFi dongles are the WiFi-N dongles running at either 150mb/s or 300mb/s. Those cost in the region of £25-50, and I've never seen one that includes micro-SD.

    You can get WLAN dongles, which require you to put your phone SIM card in and connect to the EDGE/3G/similar networks that allow smartphones to connect to the internet. They all rely on price plans which are typically paid monthly (on contract - otherwise you can get Pay-As-You-Surf in some places but I don't like them). Beware if you use one - they often have hidden charges if you go above the bandwidth limit (usually 2-6GB per month, depending on company).

    Before you buy any dongle, always check for reviews. Many are difficult to work with or have connection problems, like my Broadcom WiFi-N adapter for my tablet laptop. In fact, Broadcom especially seem to have the most problems in my experience.
     
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    get a cheap cellphone with wifi and java (there's a lot of them on dx and such sites) and no the dingoo isnt ready to work with a wifi mini/micro sd card



    list of dx alternative : http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=202516
     
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    umm, both the PSP and DS can do that?
     
  6. Raki

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    web browsing on the PSP is not funny...
     
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    iphone or android. you can also get slow text and black and white image browsing on the amazon kindle.
     

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