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How-To: Use Windows Mobile as Wifi Access Point

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Everyday I am trying to discover new things that Windows Mobile can do, and today I stumbled across the method to use a Windows Mobile 6 device as a wifi access point. Obviously you need:
  • A Windows Mobile 6 device with Wifi
  • A data connection
  • A Wifi-enabled device

The software used to make this possible is called WMWifiRouter. It is available here for purchase. However, I am basing this guide off the older version of the software which was free at the time of development. It can be found here.

First, make sure you turn on your Wifi on the phone, and then point your phone's browser to: http://www.pocketpcfreeware.mobi/dow...ter-v0-89.html
Click on the download button, download and install the program.

Then, open up Internet Sharing, and connect. Just ignore the "Check USB Connection" message.

Open up WMWifiRouter, in "Options" > "Configuration", check the "Use DHCP Allocator".

Then hit "Connect" and let it load. You should be all set after that- just use a Windows PC to access the wireless network. You should be able to support multiple connections to the access point.



Note: If you have trouble establishing a connection, then try opening your browser to force a data connection. I personally had trouble getting the Internet Sharing application to stay connected for the WMWifiRouter software to get loaded up. Just power cycling the phone and Wifi on your phone also seems to help if the program won't load up.

I can't claim the knowledge for all this- I found the program and played with it and it happened to work the first time. If you need more info, go here
Edited by ted - 7/3/08 at 7:55am
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pretty sweet find, i wish my moto q had wifi
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I with my 700wx had wifi, but I like it all the same. I would have bought a mogul if i'd had the cash, but then I decided against it.
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I with my 700wx had wifi, but I like it all the same. I would have bought a mogul if i'd had the cash, but then I decided against it.
I had some great recommendations for the Mogul, and decided that although it was a bit expensive ($250 for me) it was worth it. So far the only complaint is lack of memory so it gets slowed down from time to time. That aside, I have been nothing but happy with it and love finding all the great things to do with the phone and Windows Mobile platform.
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