HandyWi finds Wi-Fi access points around you just like Symbian's built-in connection manager does. But HandyWi does more: it displays unlocked access points in a separate tab so you don't have to waste your time trying to find open routers in an unsorted list of open and closed access points.
Network discovery can be set to manual or timed, you can connect to open networks straight from within HandyWi, and access points can be stored as landmarks so you can find them in Google Maps, Nokia Maps, and Nokia Maps successor Ovi Maps.
The latest HandyWi update fixes minor flaws in the user interface. It won't let you tell the program to open the "public" networks tab by default, and just because a network is "public" doesn't mean you can connect to it. It only means it's not locked by WPA or WEP.
If you want a Wi-Fi hotspot finder with more options, try WeFi or Easy Wi-Fi.
Saturday, 8 August 2009