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Topic # 5653 15-Nov-2005 08:54
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I'm trying to setup activesync to work with my smartphone2 via bluetooth but the bluetooth manager on the PC does show only the dial-up service in the list of the services available on the phone. The phone itself asks to bond with a bluetooth device that supports serial port (it is bluetooth-connected to the pc and the port service is available).

would appreciate any advice on this.

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Reply # 23221 15-Nov-2005 09:08
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Welcome to Geekzone.

It sounds as you are doing it the wrong way - the pairing must start from the Smartphone side.

Check our Bluetooth Guides. More to the point, this is the Smartphone2 Bluetooth ActiveSync guide - and don't assume anything, follow it step-by-step.

If you're not using Widcomm software on your PC (for example the Microsoft SP2 Bluetooth or IVT) then simply replace the steps with the appropriate steps you have to do to achieve the same results on your computer.








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  Reply # 23224 15-Nov-2005 09:22
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Wow! This was a quick reply and a helpful advice, thanks much. I do not quite understand what was wrong originally but after I removed all the paired devices and re-added the PC bluetooth from under the activesync bluetooth setup it all worked. Excellent!!!

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Reply # 23225 15-Nov-2005 09:26
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Good thing then! Hope you enjoy the device... Stop by frequently to post and help others too if you can...





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  Reply # 23236 15-Nov-2005 10:37
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heheh call me hypocrite. I know i used to be very pro BT, but when it comes to synchronisation or modem link between laptop and smartphone2, i'll avoid BT because the tedious steps to get them both working correctly, efficiently and easily.

It wasn't so hard to set up but the mess to get it working could be confusing, and the drain of battery when you try to use BT for modem link, and also, Smartphone2 tends to crash or hung itself after a prolong use of GPRS over BT link.


So in the end, i use Infrared or cable dock to sync. I dock my smartphone2 to cradle and disable Activesync on laptop and use BT to modem link (when I NEEDED to, the only way), and keep my eyes on the smartphone2 and see if it hangs or what not.


I'd like the wmodem idea for JasJar/Apache/Harrier, if only there is wmodem for smartphone too.




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