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Old 08-16-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Since my PRS505 will be arriving in a week or so, i've been searching the net for all the potential that can be unleashed.

I noticed the whole Linux sourcecode is available, which should enable a custom firmware, right?

Suddenly I remembered there are WIFI cards that fit in an SD slot (SD-IO).

Okay, now for the fun bit: what if the PRS is combined with a WiFi card (you can always use the memorystick for storage), so it automatically downloads your RSS feeds, or perhaps the latest novels by your favorite gutenberg author.

Problem is, i'm seriously handicapped when it comes to programming, especially linux, I can't make this work.

Anyone got any thoughts on how realistic this idea is? Would you like this 'vision' to be realised on your PRS?
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:09 AM   #3
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You would need a driver, a TCP/IP stack, changes to the software so you can search for aps, turn the wifi on/off and connect to access points and input wep/wpa keys, and some other software changes for loading/transferring the files. All this is not trivial.

Honestly, if you wanted wifi you should have bought a different reader - I don't think all this will happen anytime soon. There are readers with wifi out there, in fact, I don't particularly desire wifi on my reader, although I would kill for better large library handling for my Sony.

You best would be contributing to/supporting OpenInkpot, there is some effort going on the Sony front, although nothing you can install as of yet.

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Old 08-17-2008, 01:48 PM   #4
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No i'm not specially looking for wifi, nor would spend the extra money on a reader that has it. It's just for fun. Will check OpenInkPot regularly
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