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.
WeFi for Pocket PC is the best community software for finding Internet by connecting to wireless networks with your windows mobile device. With WeFi, you always get the optimal WiFi connection, while keeping the battery consumption to a minimum. The WeFi software provides you with an intuitive and aesthetic user interface to manage your WiFi connection and allows you to automatically launch application once such connection is found. Once connection is established, the WeFi server provides you with information gathered by other WeFi users about your wireless environment, so that your connection gets even better. In addition, the new one-touch feature gives the user a convenient interface to launch any application or webpage from his Today screen, and configure WeFi to automatically find the best WiFi connection available when this application is launched. Each application can be configured to use only WiFi, or revert to 3G data connection if no WiFi is available.
Seems to quickly search for a working wifi access point.
"Blocked" test doesn't detect some HTML login screens.
Today screen plugin is HUGE and mostly pointless.
Deletes existing wifi passwords.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
I am not sure how the "power saving slider" works - it needs to have more explanation
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
Had it worked, I would be able to actually post something here.
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).
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.
My name is Dana and represent WeFi's Support Department.
Let me begin by apologizing for any inconvenience caused to you. We do our best to offer top quality software which you can enjoy, but it is impossible to prevent all errors. Thousands of people use WeFi worldwide and it supports them seamlessly and daily in their quest to find free and open Wi-Fi. I am sorry if your experience has differed from this and would like to turn that experience around for you.
It looks like you downloaded an early version of WeFi. Your description matches a bug that we have fixed, and which is supported on our latest version. I would be happy to know on which model phone this has happened and to ask you a number of questions, should you be willing to further investigate this occurrence.
I can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to help and discuss how we can make WeFi a better product for you to enjoy.