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smartphone wifi disabled

How can you disable the wifi function of smartphones (windows mobile 6.1>) so that they cannot easily be turned back on?  Like on Samsung Omnia, or Samsung Saga or HTC Touch Pro.
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Mikal613Commented:
you need to make your own rom. Thats the only way

http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/products/kioskengine/
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MBennett06Author Commented:
Thanks Mikal613 !

Why the link to spb kiosk?  Would it allow us to limit access to only those windows applications that we choose?  Basically we only want our employees to be able to use basic phone access, camera, outlook syncing - no internet, no email, no wifi (a poor mans security, I guess). We are mainly looking at Verizon in US.

I have heard other possible solutions, but I do not know if they are true - does anyone know on the following?

1) without a dataplan the wi-fi will not work - true/false ?
2) with MS Exchange server 2007 sp1 you can disable access to wi-fi - true/false ?

Is there anykind of whitelisting like Bit9 that works on mobile phones and limits access to only desired programs ?

Thanks. mbennett06
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Mikal613Commented:
1) without a dataplan the wi-fi will not work  ABSOLUTELY FALSE

2) with MS Exchange server 2007 sp1 you can disable access to wi-fi - true/false ? you can always deroll yourself from a domain
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MBennett06Author Commented:
Mikal613:

So can you disable wifi access with Exchange server 2007?

Is it possible to just assign the wifi to only look at one non existant network for wifi and no where else with a certificate or something ?  Kinda like poking the wi-fi's eye out?

Thanks.
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Mikal613Commented:
So can you disable wifi access with Exchange server 2007?only with the newer phones i believe  WM 6.1 and higher

Is it possible to just assign the wifi to only look at one non existant network for wifi and no where else with a certificate or something ?  Kinda like poking the wi-fi's eye out?
Nope
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MBennett06Author Commented:
Mikal613:

It sounds like about the only real solution for us maybe the Exchange Server route.  We are looking at the newer phones with wm 6.1 on them so maybe that would work, but it is not easy or cheap.

I  think the phones ought to have admin modes that can be locked out so we could control more of that.  Of course the carriers would probably cripple that.

Any other suggestions ?

Thanks.
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