ROM Update Brings WPA to iPAQ h4350

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Recently, HP promised to bring Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) to selected models. It has already released updates for the iPAQ h5550 and h4150 that brought WPA support, and some h4350 owners were starting to wonder if they had been forgotten about.

Clearly this isn’t the case, as HP has released a ROM update for both the h4350 and h4355. This makes a number of improvements, but perhaps the most significant of these is WPA support. WPA was developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance in an attempt to make wireless networks more secure.

Other Changes

This ROM update makes a number of other changes, including allowing the handheld to play high-quality MIDI files for alarms and meeting reminders. It also improves data integrity when the file system is near maximum capacity.

It also includes quite a few bug fixes.

A list of all the the changes in this ROM update can be found on HP’s web site.

What’s a ROM Update?

The ROM is where the operating system and built-in applications are stored. Changes made to the files in ROM are permanent and will survive the device undergoing a hard reset.

Updating the ROM will erase everything on the handheld, usually including the contents of the File Store.

Thanks to Geekzone for the tip.

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