Windows Mobile 5: How do I set a static IP for wifi on my smartphone?

Header_sp5My i-mate SP5 has WLAN, Wi-Fi, whatever you want to call it. It still runs the smartphone edition of Windows Mobile 5, where things are a bit different from the Pocket PC stuff, apparently. I can’t figure out a way to set a static IP for that WLAN connection.

I guess I could probably go edit something in the registry, but so far I’m having a hard time believing there’s actually no way to do this via the normal user interface…

I’m having much less of a hard time believing that I haven’t found it yet, because I remember that this setting was always pretty hard to find (last time I looked was on my iPaq running Windows Mobile 2003). Some things are pretty well hidden in Windows Mobile… it took me quite a while to find out where I could lock the keyboard (hit On/Off, then 4) or how to adjust the ring volume (edit the profile, not possible where you configure the ring tone).

2 Comments on Windows Mobile 5: How do I set a static IP for wifi on my smartphone?

  1. The Smartphone edition only supports DHCP and does not allow a static IP to be set. Thus, Smartphone version of Windows Mobile can’t connect to static WiFi networks. Makes many of the new PDAs and phones coming out that run the Smartphone version of Windows Mobile useless for many (i.e. Dash, etc.) Doesn’t MSFT research what percentage of people use static IP’s versus dynanmic? Typical of Microsoft to leave that out and further alienate their potential users.

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  2. Edit registry setting. Read the rest of them here:http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-286380.html

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