time.h for WinCE at OpenNetCF

Windows CE does not support the time.h structures, as I blog about here.  Fortunately Chris Tacke at OpenNETCF has created a free library to do this, which is available here, in order to make porting easier to CE.  (If you’re not porting code you should be using the Win32 time functions, which WinCE does support.)…

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Disabling Authentication for Windows CE 6.0 File Shares

The following is a set of instructions that will help you disable authentication on your File Shares. Registry Settings Required   [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Services\SMBServer\Shares]    “UseAuthentication”=dword:0[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Services\SMBServer\Shares\Share]    “UserList”=”someuser;”    “ROUserList”=””    “Type”=dword:0    “Path”=”Temp”By default the system should have UseAuthentication = 1.Boot a 6.0 image with the smb server.Configure a share with a username and password (someuser/somepassword).Restart the smb server.You should now be…

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Simplified WLAN (WiFi) Power States

General Current/Power consumption relationships: OFF < ON Waiting to Connect < Trying to Connect (e.g. ACTIVE SCAN)  No User Data < Data VoIP data < File transfer data 802.11 Power Save Mode << Active Mode   The key to power savings is QUICKLY MOVING TO MOST RELIABLE LOW POWER STATE. Specifically, when associated the use…

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