Assumptions and Meeting the Prerequisites
I assume that you have a Pocket PC with built-in Wi-Fi support or that you have added Wi-Fi support to your Pocket PC via an add-on (for example, by using a secure digital wireless card). Your Pocket PC should be connected to your home wireless network successfully.
I also assume that you have a desktop/laptop PC on your wireless network that is running either Windows Media Player 9 or Windows Media Player 10.
Rudeo Control requires that you have the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 installed on your PC. The .NET framework can be acquired here. You can check to see whether Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 is installed in the Add Or Remove Programs list (see Figure 2).
Figure 2 Check the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs list.
On your Pocket PC, you need to have the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 installed. At the time of this article’s writing, the .NET Compact Framework was in version 1.0 and Service Pack 3. It is downloadable here.
The .NET Compact Framework installation is pretty straightforward. You launch the installer by using the Setup Wizard, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 Launching the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Setup Wizard.
During the installation, make sure to have your Pocket PC connected to your PC. Doing so will allow for the installation process to deploy the .NET Compact Framework to your Pocket PC (see Figure 4).
Figure 4 The installation process deploys the .NET Compact Framework to your Pocket PC.