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Windows Phone “doesn’t support SSTP” as a VPN type, but using Microsoft’s own FieldMedic app, the following is revealed:

Description             : WAN Miniport (SSTP) #13
Interface Index         : 14
Type                    : 131
Media Type              : 12
Physical Medium         : 0
Operational Status      : Not Present
Interface Flags         : 0x1 = hardware
Speed                   : 0 b/s
Physical Address        : 10-2F-6B-xx-xx-xx
MTU                     : 0
Bytes Received          : 0
Bytes Sent              : 0
Rcv Packet Errors       : 0
Rcv Packets Discarded   : 0
Out Packet Errors       : 0
Out Packets Discarded   : 0

COMMON Microsoft!

Sometimes you can have the impression you’re going crazy.

I saw this wifi network called “00000000” being available sometimes. When I opened the Windows 8 charms bar to check the available wifi-networks, it popped up after a second or 2 – which is weird.
When I checked with inssider, it simply wasn’t there.
It was not in my profiles, it was not hidden in netsh, nowhere to be found in the registry, …

I kind-of remembered I once renamed my phone’s “wifisharing”-wifi to that “00000000”-SSID.
But I changed it again a couple of months ago (brucon related)


So, jeah, what’s a better way to find out what it does but connecting to it? πŸ˜›

Found DNS Suffix being “”, never heard of it before, and the the gateway being, indeed, my phone…


But apparently, it’s not a bug! it’s a feature:

Anyway, after connecting again, the “00000000” was gone, and the new SSID was there…
But in WP? My laptop’s <wifi cache> if such thing exists? …





My last Nokia was the world famous 3310.
The years must have been 2001 or something, and I used it for almost 2 years!

Now, my previous Windows Phone, the Samsung Omnia 7, was also already 3 years old (personal record!). And the end-of-support for WP7 was approaching.

Luckily, Microsoft announced the 930.
All I wanted in a high-end phone:

  • AMOLED, once you go black…
  • lots of RAM – 2GB
  • massive amount of cpu-power – quadcore @ 2.2GHz
  • big battery – 2420 mAh
  • wireless charging – cool gimmick
  • NFC – I really see this happening!

IN A PHONE (the world has gone mad)

Anyway, the thing works amazing!

Battery-life of almost 2 days IN USE.
Great screen, beautiful pictures, fast as hell, …
Fancy design and iPhone-like metal finish.


Go Nokia!


If you want pictures more of the phone:

So, we’ve bought a nice Sony Bravia TV (W6), featuring the today’s “default networking” options.

But I want to control it from my Windows Phone 7 device πŸ™‚
The current sony bravia compatible apps, don’t actually work on the new generation… So, we’re figuring out how and what the 2013 models are actually capable off!

So, where to start…
Sony has it’s own official app for android, and everything works fine…
When you combine this with WireShark, or at least tcpdump, this gives a very nice insight in what happens.

So, after trying some things out on my tablet, I started analysing the results from tcpdump.

First results came out like this:

A rest interface listens on an http-webserver, while upnp-traffic goes on 52323.

Using a rest client,, you can run some commands, and simulate the commands from above

Next in the house comes Intel’s Device Spy for UPnP technologies, or a more up to date versions from

upnpspyAnd there you notice the function “X_SendIRCC”.
This in combination with the commands we found above enables us to do what we want πŸ™‚

For the moment I’ve teamed up withΒ etrosce from BraviaControl and Falco from Sony Virtual Remote Control to figure out what’s going on!
Sony Virtual Remote Control actually works (it has a cached version of the earlier found commands),
So, if we can “port” it somehow to WP7, things would be cooool πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’ll keep you posted!

Your Windows Phone is made in a factory (mostly somewhere in Asia).
The manufacturer of the product is called the “Original Equipment Manufacturer”

In the case of Windows Phone, this could be “Samsung”, “Nokia”, “HTC”, …

These manufacturer all play a different part in the Windows Phone Ecosystem.
And each are given a separate section in the Marketplace as well.
If you buy a Samsung Phone you can access the “Samsung Zone”, if you buy a Nokia you can access the “Nokia collection”.

And, of course, if you jailbreak your phone, you can access everything πŸ™‚

The configuration is stored somewhere inside the Registry. (yes, WP has a register…)

If you install a random regeditor like WP Root Tools, you can browse into it!

The key we’re interested in, is the following:


Which can, for example, be modified into “NOKIA” and “Lumia 800” πŸ˜€

Apps to automate the market selection are available from XDA and bazaar πŸ™‚

Screen Capture

My 5th wp7 app just went live πŸ™‚

Its purpose: sending a text message from your browser!

Download the application from the WP marketplace, login, take another device (desktop, laptop, tablet, another phone, …) and browse to (my current free asp host πŸ™‚ ), login with the same credentials as before, type your message, send it to your phone, and send it again! πŸ™‚

This makes you can write an entire book-long message, on another device (maybe even with physical keyboard πŸ™‚ )

More info on the SMSer project page:

One of the best initiatives Microsoft has created for us, poor students, is the platform called DreamSpark

For the people that are not familiar with it: it offers a lot of ide’s and tools, and even some full featured os’ses so you can start develop within a couple of hours, read: visual studio, windows server, sql server, windows embedded, etc… And all of this is for free if you are a student. NIIIIICE 😎

Anyway, when you want to develop something for Windows Phone, you get the emulator. But eventually, you want to test your app on a real world device (at least, I want that πŸ˜€ ).
The privilege of placing your app in the appstore, and thus being able to test this on a physical device, is reserved for developers who pay $99… And for students, when you register via DreamSpark… NIIICE again! 😎

Because you are getting a spot in the marketplace for free, you have to be authenticated. This authentication process is done by geotrust, a third party doing Microsoft’s work πŸ˜›

The process exisits out of 3 steps

  1. creating an application in visual studio and debugging using the emulator
  2. uploading your app to the app hub
  3. getting authenticated by geotrust

And you’re ready to go 😎

Currently, IΒ  passed the authentication process from geotrust by scanning my Belgian ID and e-mailing this towards geotrust. (A couple of stupid errors came trough, like for example “mendel alias” is not my real name of-course… πŸ˜€ , but the guys are geotrust where wonderful, thx again if you’re reading this!)

So, from now on, I’m an official WindowsPhone developer! Lol ^^

First app in the marketplace (still needs to be approved) is a check tool (like for example the mobilevikings tool) for the download statistics of my ISP: Dommel.

We’ll see how everything turns out in the future 😎