Connect your Pocket PC to a WIFI Access Point

If your Pocket PC is WIFI enabled, you can connect to the internet via a WIFI access point.  To verify that your Pocket PC is WIFI enabled, tap Start > Settings > System tab > Asset Viewer.  If you find a Wireless LAN module, then your Pocket PC is WIFI enabled.  If your Pocket PC is not WIFI enabled, there are SDIO WIFI cards you can purchase to make the Pocket PC WIFI enabled. 

In the article entitled, "How do I connect my Pocket PC to the internet," I described three common types of WIFI access point configurations you will encounter:  Free (Open) Hotspots; "Subscription" Hotspots; and Encrypted or secure networks. 

This article will discuss some recommended settings you could use to facilitate connecting your Pocket PC to a WIFI Access Point as well as some generic and/or required router settings.  I have also included some tips regarding troubleshooting connection problems at the end of the article. 

Free (Open) Hotspots

Generally all you will need to do to connect to a free hotspot is turn on the Pocket PC's WIFI radio.  The Pocket PC will detect the access point and automatically connect.  When the WIFI button turns from yellow to green, the device is connected to the internet and you can start surfing.

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"Subscription" Hotspots 

Your Pocket PC may detect these networks and even connect to them, but you will not be able to use them until you open up your browser and provide some additional information, such as a login and password or your credit card number. 

Encrypted or secure networks 

Your Pocket PC may detect secure networks, but the WIFI button will not turn green and you will not be able to connect to these networks unless you configure your Pocket PC with specific network security information.  See the Wi-Fi Manager section below to learn how to set up a secure network that uses WEP or WPA.  Secure networks will appear in the Pocket PC's Configure Wireless Networks or WiFi Site Survey windows with a small lock next to them (tap the Manager > SiteSurvey tab). Capt0097_m

In many free or paid hotspots, you may be required to open a new browser window on your Pocket PC before you can use email, instant messaging, or perform other internet functions. The browser window may pop up a log in screen, or you may be required to click "Okay" on the hotspot's "terms and conditions" screen.   For example, when I turn on the WIFI radio at the University where I teach, the WIFI button turns green, but I am not able to do anything on the network until I open a new browser window and input my user name and password.

 

Recommended Settings

There are some generic settings you can use with a Pocket PC to facilitate a smooth connection to the Internet through a wireless access point.  To establish your WIFI connection settings, you will configure your Pocket PC's connection settings, confirm the WI-FI Adapter settings, and establish specific WIFI settings for preferred networks.

Configure Connection Settings

Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections icon. 

Tap the Advanced tab.  Tap the Dialing Rules & Exceptions buttons to confirm that these options are unchecked and blank. Then tap the "Select Networks" button.

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Tap the down arrow to the right of  "My ISP" and select "My Work Network"

Tap the 1st Edit button, then tap the Proxy Settings tab.  Place a checkmark in the box next to "This network connects to the Internet."  Leave everything else on this page blank. 

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Tap OK to return to the Network Management page.  Then tap the 2nd "Edit" button and place a checkmark in the box next to "This network connects to the Internet" just as you did for the 1st "Edit" button.  Tap OK > OK > OK to return to the Settings screen.

Review Wi-Fi Adapter settings

While you are on the Settings screen, tap the Networks Cards icon.

On the Configure Network Adapters screen, tap the down arrow to change the setting under "My network card connects to" from "The Internet" to "Work."

Then tap "HP IPAQ Wi-Fi Adapter" to make sure the radio button next to "Use server-assigned IP address" is selected.

Tap the "Name Servers" tab and verify that the screen is blank.

Tap Ok.  Then tap Ok on the Adapters dialogue box and tap Ok to return to the Settings screen.

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Establish Wi-Fi Settings for Preferred Networks

On the Settings page, tap the IPAQ Wireless icon, then tap the WiFi button to turn on WiFi.  ; .

On a Windows Mobile 2003 device, tap the Settings button. On a WM5.0 device, tap the "View Wi-Fi Networks" hyperlink.
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Configure Wireless Networks:

When your Pocket PC detects a WiFi Access Point, it will attempt to connect to it (you can see in the screenshot that my Pocket PC is connected to the arkel network).

The Pocket PC maintains the settings for any networks it is has connected to.  

To delete any of these network settings, press and hold your stylus on the network descriptor until a popup menu appears, then tap "Remove Settings."Capt0090

Networks to access:
Tapping the down arrow to the right of the "Networks to access" selection box will give you three choices:  All Available, Only access points, and Only computer-to-computer.  If you are in a noisy area (one with many different networks), select "Only access points."

Preferred vs non-preferred networks (NOTE:  This option is only available on Windows Mobile 2003 devices):
When in an area with multiple network access points, the Pocket PC will detect and connect to the network with the strongest signal.  If you want the Pocket PC to connect only to networks you have established (or preferred networks), remove the checkmark in the box next to "Automatically connect to non-preferred networks."

You define preferred networks by tapping "Add New..." and then inputting the specifics of the network.Capt0078_m

Add a New (Preferred) Network

Tapping the "Add New..." option returns a page where you can input the Network name of the network (or SSID) you wish to connect to.  This name must match the Network name that was assigned when the Access Point was configured.

Tap the down arrow to the far right of "Connects to" and change this setting to "Work."

Configure Network Authentication

If you wish to connect to a secure network, tap the Network key tap to get to the "Configure Network Authentication" screen.

The "Configure Network Authentication" screen allows you to input the specific settings of an Open (unsecured) network, WPA or WPA-PSK authentication, or WEP encrypted network.
  • Capt0085_mOpen (unsecured) network settings:
    • Authentication:  Open
    • Date Encryption: Disabled
    • The Key is provided for me automatically:  not applicable
    • Network key: not applicable
    • Key index:  not applicable

 

  • WPA or WPA-PSK authentication settings:
    • Authentication: WPA or WPA-PSK
    • Data Encryption: WEP or TKIP (NOTE: TKIP is not available on a WM5.0 device)
    • The key is provided for me automatically:  no checkmark
    • Network key:  Enter the exact pass phrase that was entered in the Access Point configuration (between 8 and 64 characters) - network keys are case sensitive:  capitals, lower-case, numbers and symbols must all be exactly the same.
    • Key index: not applicable

 

  • WEP encryption settings: 
    • Authentication: Open
    • Data Encryption: WEP
    • The key is provided for me automatically:  no checkmark
    • Network key:  Enter the exact 26 Hex digit encryption key that was entered in the Access Point configuration - network keys are case sensitive:  capitals, lower-case, numbers and symbols must all be exactly the same.  You cannot use a pass-phrase when using WEP encryption.
    • Key index: Should match the key index in the Access Point configuration. 

 

Tapping the 802.1x tab allows you to configure IEEE 802.1x network access control options with some EAP type options:  PEAP or Smart Card or Certificate.  Most users will not use this method of authentication so there should not be a checkmark in the box next to "Use IEEE 802.1x network access control."

Once you have finished inputting the network's specific authentication options, tap the OK > OK to exit WIFI Settings.  Then soft reset the Pocket PC (this should save write all your settings to the registry).

 

WI-FI Manager (windows mobile 2003 devices only)

From the WIFI control panel, tap the Manager button.  The Wi-Fi Manager provides information about your network connection and allows you to configure a few Advanced options.

Status tab shows some basic information and includes two buttons:

  • Configure:  tapping this button takes you to the "Configure Wireless  Networks" page of Wi-Fi Settings
  • More:  tapping this button displays a screen that shows your signal strength, and provides some network information (DHCP, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway).  You can also renew your IP address on this screen if DHCP is enabled.  
SiteSurvey tab provides information about available networks.  The blue icon next to "arkel" indicates that this network is encrypted.  Tapping the "Refresh" button refreshes the network connection.
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Advanced tab provides access to some additional options:

  • Roaming Trigger:  Causes the Pocket PC to search for another access point when the device has No Signal or a Poor Signal (less than -70dBm), depending on which option is set
  • Power Save Mode: If set to Auto, the Pocket PC will adjust power usage based on the WIFI signal strength.  You have three options:  Auto,
    Extended, and Disabled.  If you have problems maintaining your WIFI connection, disable power saving mode.  If you wish to preserve your battery, select extended mode.
Version tab displays information about the Wifi driver,  configuration utility, firmware and the MAC address of the wireless adapter.
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Wi-Fi Advanced options (some WM5.0 devices only) wifi A

Some WM5.0 devices provide an Advanced hyperlink that reveals additional information about your network connection and to set some additional options.  (The rx1950 does not include this link, but the hw6925 does).

  • Main tab shows information about the network and you can tap the Renew IP button
  • Settings tab shows a graphic of the Power Save Mode.  You can move the related slider to the left to improve your WIFI signal or get better performance; or you can move the slider to the right to preserve battery life.  There is also an option to turn the WLAN off after some period of time and you can set the Roaming Trigger Mode to "No Signal" or "Poor Signal"
  • wifi a1SiteSurvey tab provides information about available networks.  The blue icon next to "arkel" indicates that this network is encrypted.  Tapping the "Refresh" button refreshes the network connection.

 

Router Hints

If you install a wireless network in your home, here are some router configurations you should be sure to use:

  • Enable DHCP or DHCP server; set Pocket PC to "Use wifi a2server-assigned IP address"
  • Most Pocket PCs can only use 802.11b mode, so set the router to use "mixed" or "802.11b and 802.11g" mode.  (Note:  the rx4000 & rx5000 Mobile Media Companion Pocket PCs support both b & g modes)
  • Disable any accelerator features.
  • Set preamble to "long"

 

Troubleshooting Connection Problems

Sometimes, the Pocket PC may appear to connect (the button turns green) to the network but when you open up the browser and attempt to go to a particular website you may receive a "Page Not Found" message.  When you receive this message, you may be able to use network resources, such as networked printers, but you are not able gain access to the internet.  If you run into problems:

  • Remove all security from your network.  Then check to see if you are able to make a good connection with no security.  Only after you've been able to achieve a good internet connection should you add the security back to the router and the Pocket PC
  • For WEP encrypted networks, make sure you have entered the full 26 Hex digit encryption code into the Pocket PC.  Do not use a pass-phrase and make sure you have entered the code exactly as it appears on your router (the code is case sensitive)
  • Make sure the router is set to mixed mode or 802.11b mode only
  • Verify that the Pocket PC's MAC address shows up in the router's "DHCP Client List."  To find the Pocket PC's MAC address, tap Start > Settings > System > HP Asset Viewer > Wireless LAN
  • Check the router website to see if there are any updates posted for the router.  If you find an update, install it to the router
  • Check the Pocket PC Support & Driver's page to see if there are any updates posted for the device.  If you find an update, install it.  (HP has recently posted some device driver updates for the hx2000 models that have fixed problems with WPA security)
  • Try the so called "Welcome" cure:  Open File Explorer on the Pocket PC and navigate to the Windows folder, search for and tap the file called Welcome. It will look like the Pocket PC is performing a hard reset and you will be returned to the alignment page, but you will not lose any data.
  • Remove your Pocket PC's battery for 30 seconds to reset the hardware
  • Power cycle the router (turn off, then turn on)
  • Sometimes a complete reset of the router sets things straight.

 

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  • July 12, 2007 phreaker18 wrote:
    very informative Julie ... keep up the great work !!
    1. July 12, 2007 Prof Julie wrote:
      Thanks!
  • October 6, 2007 pierdomenico wrote:
    I've the same problem but in hw6515c. I can get the connection on my home net work but I cannot access to internet.
    I've an URS9106 wireless router. can you help me fixing
    1. October 6, 2007 Prof Julie wrote:

      What same problem?  What type of SDIO card are you using for this?


      1. October 9, 2007 pierdomenico wrote:
        I've a router made by US Robotics model 9108 wireless.
        I can connect to the router but only assigning the IP. after that I cannot access to internet, browsing the internet adress, the pocket prompt: not found.....
        My SDIO is SPECTET 821 b/g
  • March 27, 2008 Patrick Lucas wrote:
    Thanks for your guidelines. My IPAQ is running WM2003 and I cannot get to the list of preferred networks nor to Wi-Fi Manager as your detailed instructions xseem to be for WM2003SE only. How can I get to Wi-Fi Manager and preferred networks on my IPAQ 4350? Thanks for taking the time to help me.
  • July 11, 2008 grelo wrote:
    where can i find a internet service provider in the phillipines
    1. July 11, 2008 ProfJulie wrote:
      What internet service provider are you using to get on the internet with your computer?

  • September 3, 2008 steph wrote:
    I am trying to connect my ipaq 5700 to my home network using a Spectect SDIO card but have no idea where to start. Help please!
    1. September 3, 2008 ProfJulie wrote:
      I've never used a WIFI SDIO card with any of my pocket pcs, but as far as I know all you need to do is install the software to your pocket pc that came with the card, insert the card into the pocket pc and, using the software you just installed, set up the specific settings for the networks you wish to connect to.

  • September 6, 2008 Paul Tempke wrote:
    For years I could not connect to WiFi. With your help I connected. Then I lost it again. Now I notice that my HP iPAQ 2495 operating system ("About") is Windows Mobile 5.0. But the screen I see for a WiFi connection matches your instructions for a Windows Mobile 2003 device (WiFi, Bluetooth buttons). Does this make any sense to you?
    1. September 19, 2008 ProfJulie wrote:
      There's really not much difference between the windows mobile 2003 screens and the WM5.0 screens.  Your inability to connect doesn't really have much to do with those differences.  Since you were able to connect at one time and now you can't, my impression is that either you've installed software that is somehow in conflict with the WIFI connections or else the registry entries have somehow gotten changed.  If you've recently installed software, I'd uninstall the software and see if that resolves the problem.  If that doesn't work, you may need to perform a factory reset and configure your settings all over again - don't restore from a backup file because this will restore whatever is causing your problem.

  • September 14, 2008 Sebastian wrote:
    the most useful article and tutorial, about wifi pocket pc, on the net, congratulations !
  • November 15, 2008 Nancy wrote:
    I can finally connect via my wireless router. The information in the HP manual has nothing helpful, nor does the Windows Mobile site. They should be paying you for what you've managed to do!
    1. December 7, 2008 ProfJulie wrote:
      I'm glad to hear you got WIFI working on your pocket pc and I'm glad you found my blog useful and informative.  Thanks for dropping by!
  • January 14, 2009 Shaun Cook wrote:
    Was hoping someone might be able to help me as I'm not too good with PDA's but it's been a great help with school thusfar.

    I currently have an IPAQ 1945 and just got a Spectec SDW-820. I'm running a wireless network in the house with both the B/G networks setup. I'm currently using WPA encryption with a password and not WEP.

    Unfortunately, I can't seem to connect the wireless card with my home network. It keeps asking me for a WEP password and when I try to put ANYTHING in it IMMEDIATELY tells me its wrong even though I've checked and rechecked the password. The exact error under the 'The Key is provided for me automatically' check box (which I uncheck) is:
    The Network key you entered is not correct. Please try again.
    I've tried shutting off the Data Encryption and turning on Network Authentication and playing around with it. Normally this stuff is easy for me, but I'm having a heck of a time. Hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction!
    Thanks!
    1. January 14, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      I think you need to first attempt connecting to a free wifi access point before you attempt to connect to a WPA encrypted access point.  You could remove all the encryption from your home network and see if you can connect or you could go to a free wifi cafe and try it out there.  Only after you have successfully connected to a free hotspot should you add the layer of complexity that includes encryption.

  • April 7, 2009 stevem wrote:
    I have an iPAQ 2790b running WM6.1 PDAVIET. I am trying to connect to a secure network that uses WPA2-PSK but I keep getting the "Cannot log on to the wireless network. This network requires a personal certificate to positively identify you." error. I need to disable the checkbox for "Use IEEE 802.1x network access control.", but unfortunately it is greyed out as soon as WPA2-PSK is chosen as the authentication type. Is this by nature or should I be able to modify this checkbox? Just to let you know, I can connect to this same network without any problems using my laptop. Thanks for any help you might have.
    1. April 14, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      The version of WM6.1 that you are running on your IPAQ 2790b is not supported by HP or by Microsoft.  It does not surprise me that it is not fully functional.  I do not have any experience with hacked ROMs so there is nothing I can recommend to help you troubleshoot this problem.
      1. April 14, 2009 stevem wrote:
        Thank you for your reply. If I reverted to WM5 would I have the functionality that I'm looking for, ie. would I be able to select the checkbox for "Use IEEE 802.1x network access control."
        Thank you for your time.
    2. May 5, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      I researched this a little bit and this seems to the way that option is handled when WPA2-PSK is selected.  Supposedly, IEEE802.1x is not relevant when using WPA2-PSK and so this option is not relevant. You could try changing the channel that your router uses and see if this resolves the issue for you.  Reverting your device back to WM5.0 won't help you that much, because WPA2 is not an option with WM5.0 devices.


  • April 19, 2009 Rudy wrote:
    Prof Julie; I have an iPAQ 1950rx and I am unable to connect to the Internet or receive mail through my wireless.
    I get the following message The address is not valid. check the address and try agai,"
    Can you help resolve?

    Rudy
    1. May 5, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      Have you gone through the connection settings I recommend in this article to make sure the connection settings on your pocket pc match those in the article?  What type of WIFI access point are you attempting to connect to (free hotspots or a personal home network)?  What kind of encryption is on the network you are attempting to connect to?



  • May 5, 2009 Les wrote:
    HEllo I rewcently bought as seond hand Hx 2790bm, have sorted the switching on issue thanks but having wifi problems. both home and work access points work under WPA 2 and AES, this doesnt seem to bge an option however the encrytpion secirity features of the pda use AES? I also hae an IPAQ 112 that connects fine (runs wm6) I can downgrade my home ADSL router but not the one at work. Is there a work round with the 2790B for wap2 / AES if not is it a hardare (network card) issue or a WM5 issue? Thanks
    1. May 5, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      It is an OS issues.  Prior to WM6.0, devices were not able to connect to a WPA2 and AES encrypted access point.  As far as I know, there is no alternate software that would allow you to connect your WM5.0 device (the IPAQ hx2790) to a WPA2 and AES encrypted access point.

  • May 14, 2009 sumit wrote:
    Hi,
    i've purchased ASUS P527 but have not been able to connect to the wifi using the handset. the wifi shows available but does'nt show connected. can someone plz provide me with the wifi settings of this handset...
  • May 29, 2009 Mohan wrote:
    HI I have problem with IPAQ H3950 , I am using Verifone Wireless CF Card to access internet . I have Dlink DI-524 router. I am trying to connect to internet using WEP encryption , I have set my router in mixed mode and followed all instructions from above . But it connects sometimes but I having problem with connecting othertimes I tried to reset connections in my router and connected it is still having some problem . Is there any other settings I need to follow , Please help me out in configuring this device I have Windows CE 3.0.
    1. June 30, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      I'm sorry I can't provide any assistance with your issue.  I have never used a wireless CF card, so I don't have any experience with them, and I can't play around with the settings to try to replicate the issue.

      1. September 10, 2009 StaPo wrote:
        H3950 and WPA-encrypted wi-fi AP is unsolvable problem, because none of PPC2002 or WM2003 (the only OS variants existing for 3950) does support WPA. WPA is supported from WM2003SE above. I have the same problem - H3970 flashed to WM2003 work with wi-fi SDIO card only for unencrypted AP's. It should work also with WEP-encrypted AP (still not tested by me), but I have tested impossibility to connect to WPA-encrypted AP's (which are far most widely used, I am afraid).
        1. October 12, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
          It's great when someone who has working experience shares their experiences with us.  Thanks for dropping by.

  • June 23, 2009 Fabio Gardel wrote:
    hey man, Thankyou very much, i´m sorry about my poor english, but i folloow your instructions, and now i can use my internet explorer and opera browser.
    THANKS A LOT, you was great in this step by step.
  • July 14, 2009 Paul wrote:
    Hello Prof Julie,
    I've been following thru ur advices to work out some issues on my HP Ipaq6340 pocket pc,ur a real asset.thanks.Pls, i'd like ur assistance on 2 issues i have wit my ipaq.these r:
    1.On my Ipaq wireless window.I have only the settings button,the manager button is missing.How do u recommend i get it back?
    2.On my settings window(Configure Network Adapter,the NE2000 Compatible Ethernet Driver settings is missing from the list,How do you also recommend i get it back.

    I just got my HP Ipaq and so am quite new to its capabilities.Pls,do help me with this information.Thanks in advance.
    1. August 1, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      Hello Paul,

      I don't have any working knowledge of the IPAQ 6340 and I think its menus and options are different than the devices I have used.  But here is what I've found in some old documentation:

      Connecting to a network
      Perform the following steps to connect to a WLAN network:
      1. If one or more networks are present, the Network Indicator icon () appears in the Navigation bar. Tap the network you want to connect to, and then tap whether the network connects to the Internet (does not use proxy settings) or Work (uses proxy settings).
      2. If you are prompted for a network key, enter it and tap Connect. If you are not sure, contact your network administrator.

      Manually entering new network settings
      A wireless network can be added manually, if desired. To manually add a wireless network, perform the following steps:
      1. Be sure Wi-Fi is powered on.
      2. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections icon > Advanced tab > Network Card > Wireless tab.
      3. Tap Add New on the Configure Wireless Networks screen.
      4. Tap the General tab and enter a network name (SSID).
      5. In the Connects to box, select the desired location to connect to (The Internet or Work).
      6. If an ad-hoc connection is desired, then tap the This is a device-to-computer (ad-hoc) connection box.
      7. If network authentication or data encryption is required, then follow the instructions in the following section, “.” If network authentication or data encryption is not required, then tap OK repeatedly until you return to the Today screen.

      If you have specific questions about your device, you stand a better chance of getting useful support from a forum such as the HP IPAQ forum than asking questions here.  Even so, the h6340 is a pretty old device and you may have to spend time searching through the archives of the numerous Pocket PC forums on the web.

  • August 20, 2009 catherine wrote:
    my ipaq does not connect to the internet when its connected to my computer through the usb cable and it does not connect anywhere else even if the place im at, like starbucks has free wireless. ive been having this problem for months and no matter what i try or do nothing helps!
    it says i have a connection but then when i try to sync a program i have it says theres no internet connection...so frustrating! please help me
    1. August 21, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      It sounds like there could be an issue with one of the connection settings on the device.  Go back and compare the settings on your ipaq with the recommended settings in this article to see if you can find the option that may not be set properly.  What ipaq do you have?

      Have you checked to make sure the internet passthrough option is enabled in ActiveSync (on your computer)?  If it is and you are still not able to use this option, you might need to turn off the computer's firewall.

  • September 9, 2009 Rahul wrote:
    Thanks to Prof. Julie for such informative article.
    But I have an HTC P3300 supported with Windows 6.0 and many of the functions like HP iPAQ WiFi Adapter Settings are not available in my device. So I am still not able to connect to internet from my WiFi which I have at home.
    I shall be highly obliged if you help me to do this.
    Regards
    1. October 12, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      The HTC P3300 has a wifi radio on it, and connecting to wifi on it should be fairly simple.  The wifi settings and options have changed somewhat from those on windows mobile 2003se devices.  Have you seen this article?

  • December 21, 2009 Andrzej wrote:
    Hello,

    I use an iPAQ Voice Messenger. I was trying to connect to my home wireless network, while I have set additional security on the router to allow connections of the known MAC addresses only. is there a MAC address for this iPAQ ? if so, how can it be retrieved ?
    Help appreciated.

    Regards Andrzej
    1. December 21, 2009 ProfJulie wrote:
      Hello Andrzej:  The IPAQ Voice Messenger has a MAC address and you can find it by selecting Start > HP Help and Support > HP Asset Viewer > Wi-Fi > scroll down the the bottom of the list and you'll see the MAC address.

      Finding this kind of information is sometimes like hunting for easter eggs, isn't it?

      1. January 14, 2010 jennison wrote:
        i almost have the same problem like ur's wht is the benefit of mac address can it get us connected to the net..can you give me a brief idea about it.
  • December 23, 2009 Andrzej wrote:
    Thanks a lot.

    It looks like a really well kept secret. Finding Easter eggs could be easier.

    Regards A.
  • January 16, 2010 Michelangelo wrote:
    Hi Prof,

    I bought my HP Voice Messenger last week (FB142AAR#AK6) and the main issue is the wifi not working at all. I've set its MAC address into the router (US Robotics 9108) client's list, with Method: WPA2 and WPA+PSK, Encryption: AES and TKIP, same Pass phrase on iPAQ and 9108. I see the iPAQ authenticated properly but the wifi connection is still useless. All the other authenticated clients are properly working with the same settings. What should be the problem?
    1. February 2, 2010 ProfJulie wrote:
      I'm sorry I don't use networks with WPA2 and WPA-PSK encryption so I can't help you figure this out.  Have you posted your question to a forum where other users who use similar types of networks might be able to help you out?

  • January 18, 2010 Kit wrote:
    I have a Toshiba E750/win 2003, i have not been able to log onto my wireless at home, other systems i have no problem. My home system requires a WEP key and I can't figure out where to put to enable the wireless.
    Any help would be greatly appreaciated

    Kit
    1. February 2, 2010 ProfJulie wrote:
      The screenshots in this article were made with my windows mobile 2003se pocket pc - an IPAQ hx2415.  If you look over the screenshots you'll see how I was able to setup my wireless connection for my WEP encrypted network.  I input the WEP code in the Configure Wireless Authentication box.  I do not have access to the Toshiba E750 so I don't know what your screens look like and can't really help you.

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