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#11379 19-Jan-2007 03:02
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This morning I excitedly rushed out and bought a bluetooth dongle. So it's about 1:00 am and by now my bubble has well and truly burst.

I'm running Windows XPSP2 and Synching my HP IPAQ HX2190B via active synch 4.2 over a usb cable with some degree of success. I am trying to get active synch to run accross my newly acquired bluetooth dongle with no success.The  Pocket PC\settings\connections\bluetooth\services panel does not contain a service for "Information Synchronization". The BlueSoleil software suite recognises other services during discovery but does not detect this required sevice. When attempting a synchronisation via the pocket pc's bluetooth manager under active connections panel I select new and select "Active Synch via bluetooth" during the wizard I get the following error: "The requested service is not running on the device or select another one to continue". My question is: Is there any way to add new services to my pocket pc... seems strange this is not included by default because this would appear to be a very common approach?

Thanks in advance for your help

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#58322 19-Jan-2007 08:25
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Welcome to Geekzone... The Bluetooth synchronisation functionality is there. but it's not a "service". Consider that Bluetooth is only a cable replacement technology. Now how would you go to connect your Pocket PC to a desktop? Via USB or serial cables.

Remeber that Bluetooth offers a serial service, so this is going to be the replacement for the serial cable... Configuration is really done all on the desktop side, not on the Pocket PC. When you try to synchronise from the Pocket PC and it complains "The requested service is not running on the device or select another one to continue" it just means that your desktop is not properly configured - yet.

What you need to know: you can create serial ports on your desktop. It's important that you create the right type of port. There is the Incoming (Server) and Outgoing (Client). If a connection is going to be established FROM your Pocket PC TO your desktop, then it's obvious you will need an Incoming port on your desktop.

Go ahead, create this port. Then open the ActiveSync Connection Settings (always on your desktop) and simply select the correct port on the list.

After you do this, delete the partnership from your Pocket PC, and on your Pocket PC create a new partnership. If the configuration on the desktop is correct you will see the ActiveSync icon spin a bit and the Pocket PC will know there's an ActiveSync partner on the other side of the connection.

I recomment you read our Bluetooth Guides...



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