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# 18016 22-Dec-2007 16:05
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Since I went to broadband my HP4700 will not sync. It connects but no info is swapped. If I disconnect the power to my ADSL modem the PDA connects, syncs and swaps info. Any ideas?

Marty

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  # 101444 22-Dec-2007 21:00
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We need more information! Help us help you... For example are you synchronising to Outlook or Exchange Server? If Exchange Server is it on the same network? Did you have a network at home before? If so have you changed IP ranges? And have you used any firewall software?

More information please, anything and everything!






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  # 101448 22-Dec-2007 21:07
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I am running Windows XP on a desktop and was synchronising to Outlook on that box. Updating my diary and all contacts from the changes I made to the PDA during each day. It worked fine when i was using dial up for internet. I cant recollect if I was on or off line when I synchronised. I think it worked both.

But since I have gone broadband and my desktop is on line constantly it stopped working. Like I said I can only synchronise by pulling the power on my ADSL modem.

Does that help at all?

Marty

 
 
 
 




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  # 101449 22-Dec-2007 21:08
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OH and I am using the same XP firewall that I used when I was on dial up.

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  # 101511 23-Dec-2007 12:01
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My IPAQ connects to my desktop via its cradle which has a USB connection.

My internet connects to ADSL phone line using ethernet thru a belkin wireless modem router. I understand the modem has NAT and this affects IP addresses.

I hope this helps.

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  # 101513 23-Dec-2007 12:03
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The NAT affects IP addresses when seem from outside your internal LAN. Since you are using ethernet to connect to the router, we can exclude the possibility of USB overload (some DSL modems can connect via USB).

At this stage I think you have a problem with firewall...






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  # 101546 23-Dec-2007 14:07
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OK...I will try dropping all firewalls and see what happens. be back shortly.

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  # 101579 23-Dec-2007 19:33
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OK I dropped the Windows XP firewall and the NVIDIA anti hacking firewall I have up and it makes no difference. The HP IPAQ connects, still doesnt synch and then greys out the synch button. 

Cant figure how to see if there is a firewall in the modem/router. Perhaps I should start messing in that area as it is when I put this device in place that the problem started. Mind you I originally had a different modem router. Where to from here?


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  # 101584 23-Dec-2007 20:25
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Don't worry about the router - unless you are synchronising to an Exchange Server from outside your network into a server residing within your LAN the router has nothing to do with it.

If you are synchronising to your local PC then it must be something local.

I'd go for a hard reset on your Pocket PC to start it fresh...







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  # 104653 14-Jan-2008 02:56
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I gave up on this and went back to unplugging my broadband to syc.

But today I managed to get my IPAQ4700 to connect to my wireless network and downlaod and send POP mail, browse the web, and chat using MSN.

So I figured why cant I sync while I am wireless connected. Checking the handbbok it seems to only instruct how to sync using USB and bluetooth. Plus I notice you have a great article on setting up blutooth here.

Googling up a couple of forums I get the impression you can sync via 802.11 using Pocket Hosts as lon as you have established a partnership previously using USB. But here I 'm confused. What do I use for  Host Name? The name of my computer? Or do I create a something on my PC and name it?

Help :)

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# 104664 14-Jan-2008 07:36
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You can perform ActiveSync over Wi-Fi (or any network really) back to your desktop if you are using ActiveSync 3.9 or older on the PC. You will have to unblock some ports on the firewall and you will have to configure some fixed IP addresses around your network - a lot of work involved.

The hostname is your PC name. On your Pocket PC you will need a freeware called Pocket Hosts to insert this name into its registry.






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  # 105262 16-Jan-2008 18:47
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Looks as though Pocket host is not compatible with HP4700 ?

Marty

"Sorry Pocket Hosts is not compatible with your device."



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  # 105271 16-Jan-2008 20:27
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Is there an alternative application to "Pocket Hosts" hat will work with WM2003?

I can chooce any name t enter in the "Name" box i figure.

The name that comes up as my compter name is "Smarty on PERSONAL-35BFL6" so I figure I will put that into the "Host name/IP: box.

But how do I choose VPN type? I have a choice of IPSec/L2TP  or PPTP?

If I chose IPsec/L2TP then I need enter username, password and domain name. Are these the ones I use to fire up Windows XP?

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  # 105274 16-Jan-2008 20:43
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Pocket Hosts should work fine with the original iPaq hx 4700. Strange. Check the requirements to see if it's Windows Mobile 2003 or Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.

The hostname is a domain name. It can not contain spaces or special characters.

Check the following for detailed instructions on how to perform remote ActiveSync:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=9&TopicId=1915

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/WM2003/ActiveSync/WM2003ActiveSyncConfiguration.html

Do not change IP addresses on your PC.

Whatever you do, take note of the changes.

If you change IP addresses on your PC you may break your network configuration, and your PC will drop from the network.

You don't need VPN or anything like this.

If you are going to sync within your LAN use the PC's IP address. If you are planning to sync from outside your LAN then use your external IP address and change your router to forward the requests to your PC. You will need to search what ports need to be forwarded.

If you do this forward you will be exposing these ports on your PC to the Internet and someone might try to exploit it.

Be warned of incorrect changes.






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# 105279 16-Jan-2008 21:14
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Apologies, I may have mislead you on the "Pocket Hosts". I tried to download from a website and they asked me to type in the make and model of my PDA before they would permit me to download. So when it’s told me my Ipaq was incompatible I didn't get any further with the download. Maybe I should try another site to download from?

I checked the OS and it is Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.
 What I want to do is to be able to walk into the house, turn the wireless on and sync thru my own network if that’s possible. I figured I should be able to fire up Activesync on my PDA and tell it to sync. So hopefully there wont be any security problems.

But I’m still confused on the host and domain name thing. The hostname is a domain name? But the name that appears on my desktop, "Smarty on PERSONAL-35BFL6", has spaces. Should I rename the desktop to a name without spaces or am I using the wrong thing?
 

And I don’t need to set up a VPN server? Can you run me through the steps? If I go to the “Connections” icon I get: My ISPAdd a new modem connection  MY Work NetworkAdd a new modem connectionEdit my VPN serversSet up my proxy serverManage existing connections I did select VPN and put information in. Should I have selected Set up my proxy server? This is not a work network just a wireless around my home. 

Sorry to be such a pain. I want to learn how t do this myself. Marty

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