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Topic # 8545 9-Jul-2006 00:27
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I have been following a thread (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=18&TopicId=8054&page_no=1) and I think I have a similar problem.

I am also struggling to get my PDA to ActiveSync using BlueTooth. I have followed the discussion above and sought to follow the good advice given. However, I'm stuck at a slightly different point.

I am using a 'generic' bluetooth dongle on a PC (XPSP2) and the Microsoft Bluetooth driver. I have an O2 running Windows Mobile 5 (OS 5.1.195 Build 1492.2.2.1).

I can establish a connection between the PC and the PDA. I can set up a COM Port in BlueTooth Settings.

But when I go to set up my PDA, I go to Start-Programs-ActiveSync. Then Menu-Connect via Bluetooth. It then asks me to set up a partnership. When I do that it only gives me the option of a Serial Port as the services available. From the thread, I take it that I should have an option for ActiveSync at this point. Is this right?

If so, any ideas of how to do it? Is it a problem with the dongle (only runs Bluetooth 1.1)?

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Reply # 40697 9-Jul-2006 10:08
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It should show you the ActiveSync option, but only if the configuration is correct on the PC. IT sonds as you have not configured ActiveSync on your PC to "listen" in the correct COM port. Make sure you righti=click the ActiveSync icon and select Connection Settings. It should be configured to accept connections on an incoming COM port.

Check the PC configuration on this guide: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=3163







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  Reply # 40832 11-Jul-2006 20:00
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Thanks Freitasm for your quick reply (you must spend half your life answering questions from wannabe geeks like me!).

I followed the article that you suggested (I even went over it again today to ensure that I hadn't missed anything). One thing I did pick up was that the BlueTooth dongle I've got isn't on the list of 'approved' Blue Tooth devices for Microsoft BlueTooth (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=841803). So it may just be that.

However, I have been able to set up a partnership. In fact, I just removed the old one and set up a new one. The PC can find my PDA without any trouble. And the wizard gave it Com 8 (outgoing) and Com 9 (incoming).

(Now a new problem: I've just tried to send a file to the (new) partnership (it had worked previously) but now it crashes as it is sending: "fsquirt.exe has unexpectedly quit" and then BlueTooth Setting hangs. Hmmm. I do seem to have problems...)

I think I'll take this dongle back and get one that is on the approved list and see if that helps.

Thanks for your help and I'll post again if I can get any further with it.

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Reply # 40834 11-Jul-2006 20:17
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You can try setting ActiveSync on your PC to listen on COM9, and try connecting from your Pocket PC...

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  Reply # 40988 13-Jul-2006 19:29
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Thanks Freitasm,

I replaced the dongle with a different one (one on the Microsoft list') but it made no difference.

And I have got the COM port on ActiveSync set to the right port (I worked through the article again!).

But when I open ActiveSync on my PDA and select "connect via Bluetooth" it just keeps responding with "There is no partnership with a PC that accepts Bluetooth. Do you want to start one?" But when I say yes and go through the process, it never offers me ActiveSync as an option.

I'm still getting the fsquirt.exe error, even with the new dongle. On doing a search of that on the web, apparently it happens it is caused by a conflict between Microsoft's Bluetooth and a 3rd party one. I've certainly tried to remove the old drivers from both the PC and the Belkin but still getting the error.

I'll try the dongle on a different computer (without installing the 3rd party Bluetooth at all and see how I go).

Again, thanks for your help and I'll let you know if I get anywhere (or need more help!).



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  Reply # 40989 13-Jul-2006 19:31
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Just thought I should clarify my last post.

When I say that when I select "Connect via Bluetooth" in ActiveSync on my PDA and it never offers me ActiveSync: that is, when I set up the new partnership, it offers me the service "Serial Port" but that is all. I believe it should offer me "ActiveSync".

Maybe it's a firewall issue?? I might play with that a bit as well.

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  Reply # 41003 13-Jul-2006 22:49
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babbling: When I say that when I select "Connect via Bluetooth" in ActiveSync on my PDA and it never offers me ActiveSync: that is, when I set up the new partnership, it offers me the service "Serial Port" but that is all. I believe it should offer me "ActiveSync".

Maybe it's a firewall issue?? I might play with that a bit as well.
Correct. If the ActiveSync on your PC is listening on the correct COM port, when you create a new partnership it should list ActiveSync. Make sure you create the partnernship from your PDA.





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