all site content copyright © chris rue. all rights reserved. any reproduction, re-use or summarization of any kind without prior written consent is prohibited.
June 17, 2006

wm5 device emulator: connection

Now that we’ve installed Device Emulator 1.0 and tricked it out, let’s see how it handles.

Since an emulated Window Mobile 5 device only has a fake GPRS connection, DEmu 1.0 offers a couple of other options for network connectivity, including Ethernet, which will be the primary focus of this section. At the outset of this series, I mentioned installation of DEmu 1.0 inside a Virtual PC environment. Unfortunately, trying to enable Ethernet connectivity for DEmu 1.0 running inside Virtual PC tends to be only marginally less productive than smashing your head against a brick.

For the next while, all sections will concern DEmu 1.0 running on a host PC.

Previously, we outlined the command line switches available when executing DEmu 1.0. The switches we’ll look at right now are /p and /n

Continue reading this post at the Funboard (free registration required)

|| posted by chris under funlab, mobility, virtualization || comments (12) || ||


  1. [...] you might remember that last episode your friendly neighborhood happyfunboy mentioned the importance of explicitly binding virtual network interfaces to specific physical network interfaces to assure that network traffic flows via the correct pathways. this very funlab setup proves the fundamental importance of explicit bindings. [...]

    pingback by welcome to the funcave » wm5 device emulator: direct push action — July 2, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

  2. The Windows Mobile Emulator…

    Recently I have been investigating the new Windows Mobile Emulator that includes the MSFP.
    If you are……

    trackback by Nathan's Exchange Blog — July 17, 2006 @ 7:33 am

  3. Hello, I want to connect and Cradle Device Emulator dynamically.

    comment by Salauddin — August 18, 2006 @ 2:36 am

  4. salauddin:

    look for a forthcoming post on cradling device emulator.
    hoping to release it this weekend.


    comment by chris — August 18, 2006 @ 9:37 am

  5. [...] episode 4: connection [...]

    pingback by welcome to the funcave » wm5 device emulator index — August 26, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

  6. is there any trick/format to setting the mac address? the emulator accepts this if the dashes are removed: 00-0D-60-77-7B-5A, but after that there’s still the wrong card in the network config.

    comment by gene — April 3, 2007 @ 11:49 am

  7. I’ve got to your page while trying to have IE connected not the Net from the emulator. Well, after a lot of digging about Virtual Network Emulator (with no success enabling) I found out THERE’S NO NEED OF IT ! Just use the ActiveSync, Amit Chopra describes the procedure here:

    comment by hash — April 6, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

  8. @gene

    that’s exactly the behavior i saw trying to get demu network connectivity running under vpc. if that’s not the the type of config you are trying to run, you should check the virtual machine network driver & your nic card driver. reinstalling vmnd or updating your nic driver may help.

    comment by chris — April 7, 2007 @ 12:21 am

  9. @ hash:

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Truth be told, ActiveSync passthrough was the very first thought I had for simulating connectvity for Direct Push using DEmu. It worked, but looked too hokey for the single machine demo setup to be convincing to a live audience.

    As stated at the beginning of the WM5 DEmu series, the goal was to show Direct Push under emulation using as close to a full-on wireless connection as possible, so cradlng (even emulated) was out as an option.

    However, this series does discuss using ActiveSync passthrough for Internet connectivity, specifically as a way to enable connectivity for DEmu running inside a virtual machine.

    You can see the post here:

    There’s an index of the entire series available here:

    comment by chris — April 7, 2007 @ 12:29 am

  10. who the !$@%# makes you register to read something like this?

    comment by bob — August 24, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

  11. @ bob…

    Anyone and everyone is always free to go elsewhere if a registration ask is too much for them.

    I can understand what an affront that is…what with all the advertising, pop-ups, and other pure money-grubbing content people have to put up with to access the Funcave.

    Oh wait…there isn’t any of that, is there?

    But since you were so polite about it, this post is over 2 years old, and has been superceded many times with more current information.

    BTW: Loved you in those wacky “On The Road” movies. Obviously, you’re still teh pissed that Der Bingle always got the girl(s).

    comment by chris — August 25, 2008 @ 8:17 am

  12. How dare you!

    I demand that document. Now. NOW!! NOOW!!!!

    And since you’ve offended my sensibilities I demand you come and do it for me. Immediately

    Offended in Orlando

    comment by Vlad Mazek — August 26, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

rss feed for comments on this post. | trackback:

leave a comment

XHTML ( You can use these tags): <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> .