What's New in Networking - Wireless

Windows Mobile 6.5
4/12/2010

There is now easier access to Wi-Fi. A single-tap now opens Wi-Fi networks, which eliminates several configuration steps. In addition, Windows Mobile features improved support for direct Wi-Fi Internet connections, even with mobile operators who use proxy settings for GPRS network connections.

Other enhancements include:

  • The SIM Application Toolkit (SAT) now supports Bearer Independent Protocol (BIP) TCP and BIP UDP, which allows high-speed communication between SIM applications and Internet services or servers. This is implemented only for devices that support General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).
  • An automatic IP address can now be assigned on an infrastructure network.
  • The user can now view the network configuration settings even when the configuration service provider CM_Networks is configured as read-only.
  • The user can now configure their GPRS settings from the Getting Started application.

You can now specify whether automatically configured IP addresses are allowed to persist on the Wi-Fi network. The following registry key is checked each time a new IP address is resolved: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ControlPanel\WiFi\PersistAutoIP.

The value indicates whether an automatically configured IP address in the 169.254.x.x range can persist on the Wi-Fi network.

SIM Card Access

If a SIM card is present on the device, the user has normal access to it, including access to SMS messages and contacts, regardless of whether the device is in CDMA or GSM mode.

Power cycling is required when inserting or removing a SIM card.

Configure to Prevent Selection of a Particular GSM Network

In the event that partners would like to disable the option for manually selecting a particular GSM network, the OEM or Mobile Operator can set the DisableGSMNetworkSelection value in registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Phone\DisableGSMNetworkSelection. This value applies only to global phones.

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