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How to create a network capture file (netlog) on Psion device?
Workabout Pro 3
Workabout Pro 4
Create network capture file on a Psion terminal
Regardless of the type of application running on the terminal, netlog can provide some feedback about the traffic that is being sent and received on the wireless (or wired) network.
Windows CE5.0, CE6.0, Windows Mobile 6.x and Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 ship with the ability to capture netlog out of the box.
It will greatly aid the analysis of the captures if the user can tell us the following:
- Time of event(s)
- Host / Terminal IP address
- Specific messages on terminal when event happens
Windows CE 4.2 & Windows CE 5.0
The Zebra Mobile Computing Support group can provide a set of files to add netlog capture to Windows CE 4.2 terminals. When netlog is installed, the terminal will accept the following set of commands to begin and end netlog capture:
By default, these commands will create a file (or set of files) in the root folder with the name netlog0.cap (and netlog1.cap). Once one file is full, the second will be overwritten.
There is more information available on netlog command line switches available from Microsoft:
Windows CE 6.0, Windows Mobile 6.x and WEH 6.5
Psion has added a logging utility 'Dr. Debug' to both Windows Mobile 6.x and Windows CE 6.0 which enables the user to begin and end capture with some options. Within this tool is a Utilities tab which can be used to start and end network interface capture.
Windows CE 6.0
Start> Settings> Control Panel> Dr. Debug> Utilities tab
Windows Mobile 6.x
Start> Settings> System tab> Dr. Debug> Utilities tab
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
Start> Settings> System> Dr. Debug> Utilities tab
To collect the log file(s), switch back to Status tab then click on [Browse logs...]