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.




Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 5464 30-Oct-2005 10:25
Send private message

I upgraded ActiveSynch 3.8 to the version supplied on the CD by Telecom NZ (4.0.0 build 4538) because the Apache runs Windows Mobile 5 but... no go with the synching yet.

My Harrier synchs fine with AS 4, but the Apache doesn't show up as a device. That is, Windows XP discovers a Windows Mobile Device when you plug in the USB cable, but all that happens is that a new network connection is created, running at 10mbit/s. This stays in "acquiring network address" mode permanently, presumably as it waits for DHCP to assign an address (which doesn't doesn't make sense but...)

Have tried the troubleshooting tips at:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/help/activesync/default.mspx

and I don't have a personal firewall installed on this box. No network optimiser or parental control thingies either :).

The Apache seems to be recognised OK as a Windows Mobile Device in Device Manager, but it doesn't show up in Explorer.

So... somewhere there's a conflict of some sort but neither ActiveSync nor WinXP provides any useful info about it.




Create new topic


Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 22417 1-Nov-2005 13:02
Send private message

Solved it, and can now synch the Telecom Apache and Harrier as well as the Vodafone Gasjar on the same PC.

The problem is that ActiveSynch does things over IP and thus sets up a network interface. This interface is auto-assigned an IP address in the 169.254.2.x range and for that to work, the DHCP Client service needs run on the Windows XP host computer. When I plugged in the devices with the USB cable, they were recognised by Windows XP but stuck forever in "Acquiring IP address" mode. You can see that if you look at the little icon in either Network Connections or on the Taskbar.

Once the service is running, Activesync 4 recognises the device. Next problem: Activesync would not synchronise Outlook items. Grr.

To fix this, unplug the device as soon as you see the dialog saying AS won't synch Outloook items, and run Detect and Repair under the Help menu in Outlook.

When D&R is finished, plug in the device and the Synchronisation Setup Wizard should start up and let you pick what to synch plus whether or not to do with against an Exchange Server or Outlook running locally.

Phew.




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 23700 23-Nov-2005 03:49
Send private message

I installed AS 4.1 and am having the similar problem as you described. Checking from the MS help page also didn't help resolve the issue. I had to roll back to AS 4.0 Will appreciate any help.

Regards,

Ninad.

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
BDFL - Memuneh
60004 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11103

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

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 »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



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.