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Bluetooth ActiveSync guide for HP iPAQ with Windows Mobile 2003 and XTNDConnect Bluetooth
Posted on 14-Jan-2004 21:01 | Filed under: Articles

In this article we show how to configure and use your desktop or notebook running the XTNDConnect Bluetooth software as a Bluetooth ActiveSync partner for your HP iPAQ Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003.

This guide suits any Bluetooth model from the H19xx, H22xx, H39xx, H54xx and H55xx series running Windows Mobile 2003.

For this we used a laptop running Windows 2000 Pro with a Bluetooth adapter with drivers based on the XTDNConnect Blue Manager as a server. The client is a HP h4150 running Windows Mobile 2003.

Check out other Geekzone Bluetooth Guides for more step-by-step pages!

First, let's configure the computer that will be the server on this configuration. Start by double-clicking the Bluetooth icon in your desktop:




Now select the menu Tools | Options. Note what is the Port Number assigned to your Bluetooth Serial Port. In this case this is port number 8:




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".




Now, for your iPaq configuration. Make sure the Bluetooth stack is active. From the Today screen tap the wireless icon in the bottom right and select Bluetooth Manager:





Now tap the New menu option. Select the option ActiveSync via Bluetooth and tap Next




A couple of instruction pages will come next. Tap Next to go forward:




This dialog will show you currently known Bluetooth devices, while looking for new ones. When it is finished doing the search, tap the icon corresponding to your computer (in our example the one called "Dell"):




In the next dialog you will be prompted to enter a passkey. You can choose any sequence you want, but a four digits number is good enough:




The Bluetooth software on your computer will ask for the passkey. Enter the same number here:




To make it an easy to access connection accept the option to create a shortcut. Shortcuts are visible on the first dialog of your Bluetooth Manager. Tap Finish.




The ActiveSync starts and the shortcut is created. Next time you want to start ActiveSync, simply double-tap the shortcut icon:




To disconnect, simply turn Bluetooth off on your Pocket PC, or tap and hold the icon until you see the Disconnect option. To start another Activesync session simply double-click this icon or tap and hold until you see the Connect option:



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