more new software: Virtual Machine Network Driver for Microsoft Device Emulator

Last week I was helping Manuela with her Windows Mobile Device Emulator – the bugger just didn’t want to connect to the local network – we solved the problem by cradling the emulator via the Device Manager – but this is the “russian-solution” for the problem – the better solution would be the Virtual Machine Network Driver which is available since today:

“The Virtual Machine Network Driver allows the Device emulator’s OS (or even the Virtual PC OS, as the case may be) to emulate its own network connection. Because the physical network interface on the host machine is now “virtualized,” you have a way to get two IP Addresses – one for the host PC, and one for the operating system that is running within the Device Emulator (or Virtual PC). Device Emulator users using the VMNet Driver can connect to the host machine over TCP or UDP as the alternative to the standard “Activesync over DMA” solution.”

Source: Virtual Machine Network Driver