hey do you have a regular bluetooth GPS unit you can try with?
funnily I also have a N5800 lol but in terms of size, battery life, and ease of use one of those cheap little external BT GPS units is much preferable. I never ever want to see the N5800 interface again ROTFL
So is this an external little GPS gadget that connects to the Archos via bluetooth? Pardon my ignorance, I didn't know they made such a thing.
This is a Nokia 5800XM (cellphones are technically gadgets anyway)
Yes, it's a phone.
As you probably know. GPS is a common feature on smartphones nowadays. What the ExtGPS app does is let that GPS be accessible to other devices, and the Archos is capable connecting to the phones GPS and get its coordinates from there.
Last edited by Hajile_Ibushi; November 11th, 2010 at 08:04 AM.
Can't test because i can't connect this thing to ad-hoc. Which is the only thing the nokia supports. Both your internet and gps has to go through bluetooth.
I know about the wifi GPS tho. When i tether the ipod to the nokia via ad-hoc, it only gets the GPS coordinates when i first turned on the wifi. So google maps on the ipod doesn't actually follow me when i'm moving. Not sure if this is the normal way when embedding GPS on the wifi tether, but it's not real time on mine.
AFAIK, it's an android thing. None of the other android slates can connect to adhoc without some sort of hack. They've been trying to get google to add that feature for the last 2 years. Maybe they'll address it in Android 3.0 but for now, it's not supported.
For now, the only wireless connection you can get an android slate to do is either infrastructure wifi or bluetooth. Most mobile phones are only capable of adhoc wifi.
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To allow ad-hoc access in Android, here is a hack I've found in the net but I haven't tried it yet. Just sharing. I just got Archos 101 and started tinkering with it today. I can't seem to enable internet access by Bluetooth and Tethering with my Nokia E72 phone.
"I did it manually... Check the ROM for files for "RT2870STA". It's in there, 3 or 4 times the same file. Open the android_fs.tar and the data.tar as well!! Use 7-zip to browse the archive, or you can unpack these *.tar files to a seperate folder and then search for "RT2870STA". Open the RT2870STA.DAT files with a texteditor and replace "Infra" for "Adhoc". Close the files and choose save. Then go back to the *.tar files and browse them again with 7-zip. Copy the edited files to the right folders (overwrite the .DAT files) and copy your complete script folder to your SD card. Insert it into your tablet and then turn it on... You must enter the SSID manually in your tablet because it can't find the SSID of your Adhoc network by itself!"