Wince I certainly did. After Other Half’s purchase of a new phone/PDA combo unit, we’ve been trying all afternoon to get the builtin wi-fi going on the wireless network we have here at home. For reasons best known to myself, I’ve been typing in a 128bit WEP key all afternoon trying to get this bloody thing on the network, and it’s been sitting there smugly saying “Nope. I’ll connect, but you can’t use it.” Or error messages to that effect, anyway
So, after much pratting about, and talk (from Orange, who are providing the phone) of returning the thing as faulty, I have a brainwave, after Other Half read a page on the internet about connecting this specific device the net. The page she was reading had nothing to do with the MAC filtering on the Wifi Access Point, but it kicked off a train of thought in my tiny little mind that maybe, as the WAP was doing MAC filtering, I *really* ought to add this device’s MAC address to the WAP.
Easy, you’d think. Just go to the WAP, login and type in the 16 digits between me and Wireless freedom. Not so, with WinCE – there’s no apparent way to get hold of a MAC address on Windows Pocket PC Edition 2003. The internet comes to our rescue, though, some smart cookie has written a WinCE program to show the status of the Wifi adapter in gory detail. One of the things it tells you isthe MAC address, fortunately.
So, for all you lucky, lucky people with Windows Mobile 2003, I’ll point you to the following website so you can find out this sort of thing: vxIPConfig.