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Wannabe Geek

# 14110 15-Jun-2007 09:25
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I have an issue that I really can not solve, and hopefully somebody out on the internet knows how to fix this. I don't and can't find a solution.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium Build 6000, Running Windows Mobile Device Center 6.0.6783.

I can connect my HTC TyTN Pocket PC / Smartphone to my PC via both USB and Bluetooth and sync without any issues. I also have an Acer n30 Pocket PC that also can sync via USB with no issues.

The problem comes when I want to use passthrough so I can use the internet on my Pocket PC's via Windows Mobile Device Center.

Both of my Pocket PC's have some sort of DNS issue, but only when connected to this PC. Both Pocket PC's can browse websites if you enter their IP address (ie. for google) but do NOT work when you type in the Address (ie.

I just want to make this particularly clear first because I know people will immediately suggest these, I want to clear this up right away, the following I HAVE ALREADY tried and tested for;

  • I do NOT have a proxy server. My proxy configurations are correct.
  • I DO have "The Internet" selected in Mobile Device Center's connection settings and have also tried automatic.
  • Passthrough is enabled and is working as per when I enter the IP
  • I have already disabled all software such as AV, Firewalls, Anti-spyware, and other such software.

So it's some sort of weird DNS issue that I cannot fathom.

Have been using passthrough perfectly fine on different machines using Windows XP and latest version of ActiveSync but no Pocket PC can get it's DNS right when syncing with my Vista PC.

I think it's most likely a Vista configuration or problem but really, it just isn't making sense to me anymore. I've been trying to figure this out all evening.

Anyone have any thoughts?


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# 74767 15-Jun-2007 10:10
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Tricky question - you have explored the things we would suggest. More stuff to try: are you using Windows Live OneCare? It certainly conflicts with WMDC. Are you plugging your devices directly to the USB port or through a USB Hub (strange, but... true question)?

Have you downloaded WMDC 6.1 released this week?

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Wannabe Geek

  # 74850 15-Jun-2007 19:11
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm not using a USB Hub, and I've had two different PDA's connect through different USB ports and have the issue, plus have been connected through BlueTooth and still had the same issue. I will try more USB Configurations though.

I do not have OneCare.

The version of Mobile Device Center I have I downloaded a few months ago at least so I will try updating that and seeing where I get, unless Windows Update beat me too it.

Thank you.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 74883 16-Jun-2007 04:47
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Updating to WMDC 6.1 has solved this for me!

Thank you.

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