Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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15 September 2006

Windows Mobile networking profile switching

The problem is that when you are somewhere that requires you to specify your WiFi connection's IP address, you need t change your settings from using DHCP. And you get sick of changing it manually! Like Dave Gardiner says, it would be useful to have a network profile switcher.

A friend at work recommends Says it's very good - and it certainly looks it.

Another option would be to roll your own. The registry contains the details. I use TRE registry editor, which tells me that HKLM\Comm\tiacxwln1\Parms\TCPIP contains the useful stuff for this. So it should be easy to write an app which alters the entries there, and prompts you to save the settings as a profile you could switch to later.

Of course, writing one isn't my highest priority right now, but I'll try to do it some time...