Tapwave Releases Beta of Updated Zodiac Wi-Fi Drivers

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In December, Tapwave released a software driver that allows its gaming-oriented handhelds to use Wi-Fi SD cards.

Today, it released a public beta on an updated version of this driver.

According to Tapwave, this version gives faster performance while being more reliable.

Another significant change is support for SanDisk’s 256 MB+Wi-Fi SD Combo card, which offers both wireless networking and 256 MB of Storage in a single card.

Other changes include:

  • Auto-launch preference to assign favorite application to Wi-Fi card insertion
  • New auto connect modes
    • Automatically connect to any visible network
    • Automatically connect only to saved networks (including those with hidden SSIDs)

The beta can be found on the Tapwave web site. It is free of charge, but the company warns “Please do not install the Wi-Fi Software for the Zodiac v2.1 Public Beta if you are uncomfortable with using untested and unsupported software.”

During this beta period, Tapwave is asking anyone who finds a bug in this software to notify its developers of it. It has created a web page specifically for this purpose.

Thanks to Palm Infocenter for the tip.

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