How To: Use Internet Sharing Over WiFi WLAN On Windows Mobile 6(WM6)
Microsoft’s pocket PC operating system Windows Mobile 6 comes with a new utility that allows you to share your Mobile or potable device’s internet connection using Bluetooth PAN(Bluetooth Personal Area Network) profile.Mobile devices which are operated with Windows Mobile operating system also have a registry. We can easily customize and tweak many of the defaults on our devices to suit our needs.By a simple registry tweak, users would be able to use the Internet Sharing utility over WiFi WLAN.Here are the steps for this tweak:
- Start Programs / Internet Sharing. Enable the sharing for Bluetooth PAN(Bluetooth Personal Area Network) using Connect (left softkey).
- If you’re prompted for enabling Bluetooth visibility, close the dialog box as usual by pressing OK.
- Using a Windows Mobile registry editor, change HKLM\Comm\ConnectionSharing\PrivateInterface to “TIACXWLN1″ (which is, by default, “BTPAN1“).
- Go to Settings / Connections / WiFi and select the Network Adapters tab and choose IEEE 802.11b/g Compatible WiFi(It’s the default and only visible one when the WiFi unit is disabled).
- Enter an IP address 192.168.1.1 and a subnet mask 255.255.255.0. Click OK.
- Select the Wireless tab, click on Add New, enter the Network name for your ad-hoc network and make sure to select “This is a device-to-device (ad-hoc) connection”
- After clicking Next, you can set up whether you need encryption (WEP or WPA) or not. If not, just set “Data encryption” to “Disabled”
- Now from the list of available network connections, select the newly added network and click Connect
- From your desktop client or another mobile device, search for this ad-hoc network and start using the WiFi
Note: By default, Internet Sharing reverts the Windows Mobile Registry to “BTPAN1″ when it’s connected. Therefore, you need to manually edit the registry each time and change the value of “BTPAN1″ to “TIACXWLN1″.