Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 4764 25-Aug-2005 11:22
Send private message

Imate Pocket PC....OK the tutorials in the Bluetooth section are old and don't explain HOW to set up com ports on the Pocket pc and the local machine. I can bond with great ease and can send a file from the Imate to the computer. Try sending a file to the pocket pc and it says "Device does not allow it or is unable" Something like that. Now that seems to be a root of the problem. My questions are....

Imate seems to have ONLY has two options: Inbound Com4 and Outbound Com5
Ther is no option to change this????

Why is there an inbound and outbound , I don't remember any serial comunication to be unidirectional????

From my PC i have told it to descover com ports on the Pocket pc and it comes back and determines com5. Activsync doesn't seem to be talking to the bluetooth software to setup these com ports. Should I be using some better software???
Help Please....

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
58513 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9951

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 19101 25-Aug-2005 11:55
Send private message

Welcome to Geekzone!

The guides are up-to-date, there is no need to change COM port configuration on your i-mate for anything, really.

First, to be able to receive files on your Pocket PC you need to have the File Transfer service enabled. This service is only enabled if the IR Beam is enabled - strange but true. So tap Start | Settings | Connections and on the IR Bema check the box. It is good to have it unchecked because it uses more power.

Once you do this, on your computer you open the Bluetooth space, find the icon corresponding to your Pocket PC and double-click it. Once open you hit F5 (Refresh). This will force a fresh service discovery. From this point you can find a file on Windows Explorer, right-click and select Send To | Bluetoot | Pocket PC and the file will be sent.

As for the COM ports. They are bi-directional, but the way the system works you need to establish what COM ports will be used when a program opens the communication path from (Ougoing) or to (Incoming) in relation to your Pocket PC.

The onl programs that usually need this are GPS programs. For example a GPS program on your Pocket PC will need an Outgoing connection to establish communications with a Bluetooth GPS. The information will flow both ways, but the initial connection is from your Pocket PC.

Does it make sense now?







5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 19110 25-Aug-2005 14:59
Send private message

Makes sence. I was able to transfer a file back to the pocket pc. Blows my mind Microsoft made the connectivity such a criptic matter. One more question now.

I'm using XP service pack 2, I have bluetooth software running on the taskbar, it descoverd my unit no problem and has determined that the com port 5 is being used on the unit. Beyond that I'm stuck.

I goto activsync, tell it to connect and it goes through all the com ports and comes up dry?

What should the com port settings be on both the PC and pocket pc so they will activsync?

So far you've saved my sanity with file transfers, but I've done everything in the tutorial and they are not communicating over these virtual com ports.

Thanks for your help.

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
58513 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9951

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 19113 25-Aug-2005 16:10
Send private message

Check this guide for Windows XP Bluetooth configuration and once the ActiveSync is configured on the desktop, then follow this guide (only the instructions regarding the Pocket PC side).

There is no need to create a COM port on your Pocket PC. You just need to instruct it to initiate a pairing after setting the ActiveSync flag in the Bluetooth Settings Panel - it is in the article:









5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 19135 26-Aug-2005 07:22
Send private message

I'm sorry I just realized we're not on SP2 here at work. That's why the menu's don't look the same. I think we can't load SP2 due to conflicts with our enterprise network software. Is there any other bluetoothe software I can load to set up the bluetooth connectivity?

Thanks, Vic

BDFL - Memuneh
58513 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9951

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 19138 26-Aug-2005 08:36
Send private message

You should have the Bluetooth software on a CD accompanying the adaper. In most of the cases it is a Widcomm software.





24 posts

Geek


  Reply # 20094 15-Sep-2005 07:55
Send private message

Hi I have the same Problem I just Purchased the New Samsung I730 and want to connect my Royaltek Mini Gps Recevier to my I730 and am not sure how to do that you talk about using the Bt In and out going com ports on the bt manger I think but I don't know how to do that and It only gives me the option for com port 2 and 7 I put 2 as the out and 7 as the in coming port but my software doesn't give me the option for 2,7 or 6 the first time I used it was on the Audiovox vx6600 and all I had to do was open the PocketMap software and do and auto scan and it found it right away on comport 6, but that doesn't seem to work. and I have never seen the option for and in and out comport until I got the Samsung I730 any suggestion would be of help
Lynn



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 20159 16-Sep-2005 05:34
Send private message

Ya my device is stuck on ports that my computer doesn't seem to pick up on. Same trouble. I have a friend that will try to set me up. Blue tooth is in it's infancy and is totally non friendly right now, reminds me of trying to debug MFM hard drive controllers 15 years ago!!! The interface is too simple in 2003 to allow you to find out what is going wrong and no information is given to direct you to the solution. uggg I'll update this list when my buddy tries to get mine going...

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new 8th Generation processors
Posted 21-Aug-2017 19:02


Trend Micro launches Home Network Security
Posted 21-Aug-2017 18:38


Avondale College students at top of Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:11


Garmin introduces inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:05


Public Wi-Fi plus cloud file sharing
Posted 18-Aug-2017 11:20


D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55


Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57


Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability
Posted 16-Aug-2017 15:19


LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files
Posted 16-Aug-2017 13:32


Certus launches Cognition
Posted 14-Aug-2017 09:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.