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Configuring a Windows Mobile Device to Work With Burp

To test web applications using a Windows Mobile device you need to configure your Burp Proxy listener to accept connections on all network interfaces, and then connect both your device and your computer to the same wireless network. If you do not have an existing wireless network that is suitable, you can set up an ad-hoc wireless network.

Configure the Burp Proxy listener


With both the device and computer on the same nextwork or having configured the ad-hoc network the next step is to add a new proxy listener in Burp.

First go to the “Proxy” tab and then select the “Options” tab.

In the “Proxy Listeners" section, click the “Add” button.


In the "Binding" tab, in the “Bind to port:” box, enter a port number that is not currently in use, e.g. “8082”.

Then select the “All interfaces” option, and click "OK".

Note: You could alternatively edit the existing default proxy listener to listen on all interfaces. However, using different listeners for desktop and mobile devices enables you to filter these in the Proxy history view.


The Proxy listener should now be configured and running.


Configure your device to use the proxy


In your Windows Mobile device, go to the “Notifications” menu and then “ALL SETTINGS”.


Select the “Wi-Fi” option from the menu.


If your device is not already connected to the wireless network you are using, then ensure the Wi-Fi button is set to "On", find your network in the list, and tap to connect to it. Enter your network password if prompted.


Bring up the context menu by holding down on the required network..

Select the “Edit” option.


Ensure that the “Proxy” switch is set to “On”.

Then enter the IP of the computer running Burp in to the “Proxy hostname”.

Enter the port number configured in the “Proxy Listeners” section earlier, in this example “8082”.

Tap the tick button.


Test the configuration


In Burp, go to the "Proxy Intercept" tab, and ensure that intercept is “on” (if the button says “Intercept is off" then click it to toggle the interception status).


Open the browser on your Windows Mobile device and go to an HTTP web page (you can visit an HTTPS web page when you have installed Burp's CA certificate in your Windows Mobile device.)


The request should be intercepted in Burp.

Note: This article is based on Lumia Cyan running on a Nokia Lumia 530 mobile device.