This guide is based on Windows 2000 machines. The dialogs for Windows XP might be a little different, but the configuration will be the same.
First, let's configure the computer that will be the server on this configuration. Start by right-clicking the Bluetooth icon in the System Tray and selecting Advanced configuration.
Now select the Local Service tab and take note of what COM port corresponds to the Bluetooth Serial Port.
Right-click the ActiveSync icon in the Sytem Tray and select Connection Settings.
Make sure you check the box "Allow Serial cable or infrared connection to this COM port" and select the COM port corresponding to the Bluetooth Serial Port in the service configuration we found just before. Click the OK button when finished.
Right-click the ActiveSync icon again and select the Open Microsoft ActiveSync option.
Select the Options button...
Here you select the schedule as "Continuous" or "Upon connection".
We can now proceed with the configuration on your Pocket PC. Tap Start and select Settings:
Now change to the System tab, and tap the Bluetooth Settings icon:
Your i-mate can only ActiveSync with one device at a time. This dialog is used to flag the next partnership to a device support the Serial profile as the default ActiveSync connection. If you ever want to set an ActiveSync connection with another computer then you have to reset it here. Tap the Start button:
The message box then indicates the step we are going to perform next:
You'll then see the Bluetooth Manager application. Select the On radio button, and switch to the Bonded devices tab:
On this dialog just tap the New... item, to start a search.
When you have your computer or laptop on the list, tap on its name and then the Next button:
If this is the first time you are using this i-mate to access this computer or laptop, you'll be asked for a PIN. This PIN will create a "pairing" between these devices. You can select any PIN you want, but I tend to use a four digit number:
On the desktop or laptop a notification bubble will show up, asking for PIN confirmation. Click inside the ntification bubble to open the PIN dialog:
Enter the same PIN on your desktop. You have to be quick, because the timeout is around 15 seconds:
You can now enter a name for this device on your Pocket PC:
The setup is now complete:
You'll always start the ActiveSync from your Pocket PC. Start the program and tap Tools | Connect via Bluetooth:
The ActiveSync will then initiate using the connection we've just defined. To stop it simply tap the Stop button:
The ActiveSync on your desktop now shows the last Pocket PC name seen: