[Feature request] Hotspot 2.0 WiFi support (802.11u)

asked 2014-04-14 10:18:56 +0200

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updated 2014-07-22 10:08:20 +0200

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As Hotspot 2.0 standard is being pushed by WiFi Aliance and is already implemented in some devices(e.g. iOS7) it might be useful if Jolla also prepares for this. I am aware that there a lot more important features and issues with higher priority, so this is just an idea for the future, may be for SailfishOS 2.0?. But sooner - the better.

PS. This question is similar to: https://together.jolla.com/question/6013/roaming-client-for-international-wifiwlan-hotspot-roaming/, but I think more specific request are better for this place than general ones.

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Hotspot 2.0 (IEEE802.11u) is pretty far away ... haven't heard of any implementation plans in the hotspot industry so far.

Manankanchu ( 2014-04-14 10:40:31 +0200 )edit


iOS7 is claiming support for 802.11u: http://www.theruckusroom.net/2013/09/apples-ios-7-gets-hot.html It is really not that far away. And I am just suggesting it for SailfishOS 2.0 may be :)

zlatko ( 2014-04-14 10:59:54 +0200 )edit

@slatko ... doesn't help if it's implemented in iOS7 if it's not being rolled out in hotspot networks ... SailfishOS 2.0 is probably a good approach ;) ....

Manankanchu ( 2014-04-14 11:07:24 +0200 )edit

Does the phone hardware need any changes to support Hotspot 2.0?

cquence ( 2014-04-14 18:11:40 +0200 )edit