How to Program a Cell Phone as a Universal Remote

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Controlling many devices and components in a home theater setup unfortunately requires the use of multiple remote controls. Sifting through the pile of remotes in search of the right controller can be irritating. Traditional universal remote solutions do not often control all the devices in use and lack functionality. Complex universal remotes are simply expensive. Solve the problem by installing universal remote control software right onto your Windows Mobile device.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows Mobile device
  • Windows PC
  • remote control software
  • Connect your Windows Mobile device to your computer. Make sure you have Active Sync enabled.

  • Download the Salling Clicker remote control software from salling.com and save it to your Windows PC desktop. Download the trial version of Salling Clicker to make sure it works.

  • Start the "sallingclickersetup.exe" program by double-clicking on the icon. Agree to the license and wait for the wizard to install the software. Click "finish" when the installation wizard is done.

  • Right-click on the Salling Clicker icon in your system tray and select "Set up device." The Device Setup Assistant window will open.

  • Select your device using the drop-down menu. If your device is not listed, press the "update list" button and try again. Press "copy to desktop" and a new window will open with another .exe file.

  • Double-click on the .exe file and follow the install wizard instructions. This will install the client on your mobile device.

  • Check the screen on your device and click "install" when prompted. Be sure to install the file on your device rather than on a memory card.

  • Disconnect your device from the PC and reconnect using Bluetooth. Click "continue" on the Device Setup Assistant window.

  • Navigate to the Salling Clicker software on your device (Start > Program files > Salling Clicker). Press the "menu" button and select "Connect Bluetooth."

  • Select your computer name from the list and press "connect." Close down the Device Setup Assistant window on your PC and you're finished.

Tips & Warnings

  • The trial version will stop working after 30 clicks. To enable all the features available, purchase the full version of Salling Clicker. Additional third-party scripts are also available from the Salling website. Scripts will enable more features and functions on your new remote. Salling Clicker supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. To set up Salling Clicker using a Wi-Fi connection, be sure that your device is recognized by your network. Trouble shooting and in-depth set up instructions can be located by clicking on the Salling Clicker icon in your system tray and selecting the help function. There are other remote control software programs for use with your mobile device. If Salling Clicker doesn't work or have the features that you want, try another program.

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