WeFi for Pocket PC for Mobile

WeFi for Pocket PC for Mobile

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.7
File Size:
1.08MB
Date Added:
July 28, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows Mobile 5.x/6.x
Total Downloads:
43,092
Downloads Last Week:
30
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows Mobile 5.0

Editors' review

With this effort, WeFi successfully tailors the two-pronged desktop version of its hot-spot-finding application to Pocket PCs. Like its laptop cousin, WeFi for Pocket PC detects available hot spots and, when the feature is enabled, automatically connects to them. Filters for sorting hot spots by signal strength and security are accessible from the soft key menu, and immensely useful for winnowing results. So, too, is the option to automate a browser launch after connecting online.

So far this beta sticks to seeking out the Internet, whereas the PC build also emphasizes social networking with other surfers nearby. We'd like to see this functionality built into the mobile app. First-time users should also be able to register for an account from WeFi for Pocket PC.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 2 stars

    "Doesn't Do Anything Special, Bulky Today Screen Plugin"

    February 24, 2010   |   By elestermann

    Version: WeFi for Pocket PC 1.7

    Pros

    Seems to quickly search for a working wifi access point.

    Cons

    "Blocked" test doesn't detect some HTML login screens.
    Today screen plugin is HUGE and mostly pointless.
    Deletes existing wifi passwords.

    Summary

    It only does a tiny bit more than the built-in wifi handler for Windows Mobile 6, which doesn't justify having something else running as well as the required deletion of all your pre-existing wifi keys. If it actually tested the connection correctly it would be great! What I think it's doing is trying to access a fixed resource, and if it doesn't get a failure it reports back "Internet Available". However, 70% of the hotspots in any big city are private business ones that redirect your request to a login page - which WeFi seems to regard as being the resource it was trying to access. I didn't test whether it would differentiate between closed encrypted connections and open encrypted connections, I am assuming it does this which is why I gave it two stars. It seems like they could do a couple minor enhancements to what they've got here and this tool would go from useless to great!

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  • 4 stars

    "setup failed says its not valid windows ce setup file."

    November 29, 2009   |   By veron1001

    Version: WeFi for Pocket PC 1.7

    Pros

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    !!!!!!!!!!1

    Summary

    what should i do?will it work in my pocket pc. using hp ipaqh6310. windows 5?????

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  • 5 stars

    "Wonderful software!!! Very easy to use, very helpful!!!"

    March 18, 2009   |   By haimlz

    Version: WeFi for Pocket PC 1.7

    Pros

    Takes the frustration out of regular Wi-Fi use. I no longer even think about it ? I simply activate my Wi-Fi and I know I?m going to be connected to a spot with Internet behind it.
    The OneTouch panel is a genius idea!

    Cons

    I only wish the OneTouch panel had more than 5 buttons, the idea is great but I have way more than 5 links / applications I would like to use in it.

    Summary

    I love it. It?s simple, it works perfectly, I can finally use my device Wi-Fi capability without being frustrated by the long process of finding a spot with Internet behind.
    Will recommend to everyone I know with WinMo.

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  • 4 stars

    "not perfect, but MUCH better than any other"

    November 25, 2008   |   By jeanpaul007

    Version: WeFi for Pocket PC 1.7

    Pros

    It is stil "rough around the edges" but works very well on my MIO
    it is so easy now to find and connect to Wi-Fi hotpspots
    It also shows me that we have a lot more open Wi-Fi in our street that I could imagine

    Cons

    I am not sure how the "power saving slider" works - it needs to have more explanation

    Summary

    For all the poor people that bought a Win Mobile phone because it has Wi-Fi and then got an ulcer trying to use it - this is really a new level of comfort in fonding and connecting to Wi-Fi.
    This "one-touch" idea is really nice - you can configure a pallet of websites that you can go into in one click, and then Wi-Fi is automatically activated and the website runs on Wi-Fi - all automatic

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  • 3 stars

    "Could be better, but it's free."

    November 10, 2008   |   By bikitagawa

    Version: WeFi for Pocket PC 1.7

    Pros

    It's simple.

    Cons

    It doesn't do much more than the built-in WiFi on the AT&T Tilt.

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work on Windows Mobile 6.x"

    September 17, 2008   |   By RoninDH

    Version: WeFi for Pocket PC 1.7

    Pros

    Had it worked, I would be able to actually post something here.

    Cons

    Doesn't work on my Motorola Q9h Global with Windows Mobile 6.x (I have 6.0 but can upgrade freely to 6.1, but am waiting to upgrade for now).

    Summary

    After installing, my phone refused to connect to ANYTHING. Would not connect to my home network (through either bluetooth or data cable), could not access my email, web browser refused to load any pages, etc. Even tried restarting the phone a few times to test it out. Finally decided to just remove it and found that it left behind quite a few files. Good thing I backup up my phone and it's settings regularly and simply just restored everything on it without having to do a hard reset. Sorry, but until the issues are fixed, I cannot recommend this software for anyone using a Windows Mobile based phone.

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  • 1 stars

    "Terrible product"

    August 28, 2008   |   By twinpiloot

    Version: WeFi for Pocket PC 1.7

    Pros

    no idea, did not use it.

    Cons

    Installation corrupted by WiFi settings. Product removal did not restore the settings. I had to make a hard reset to restore the settings on Windows Mobile 6.1. The author did not do his/her homework!

    Summary

    Installation corrupted by WiFi settings. Product removal did not restore the settings. I had to make a hard reset to restore the settings on Windows Mobile 6.1. The author did not do his/her homework!

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