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Topic # 8673 20-Jul-2006 09:47
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This is driving me CRAZZZY!  I cannot get my TREO700w to sync via a bluetooth adapter on my laptop.  the treo connects activesync says it is connecting but then fails. on the Laptop it says "ActiveSync cannot connect to the windows mobile powered device. to troubleshoot click OK"  after a minute of searching trying to connect

the USB cable connection works fine.

Does anyone else have this problem?  How do I fix it?

I have MS AS 4.2

HELP!
Thank you,

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Reply # 42029 20-Jul-2006 10:13
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Welcome to Geekzone... On your PC, right-click the ActiveSync icon and select Connection Settings. Make sure to set the COM port to match the Bluetooth Incoming port (or Server port, depending on which Bluetooth software is being used).

Some Bluetooth software (such as Widcomm) have a default port created when installing the software. Other (Microsoft, Toshiba) need you to first create a COM port. Make sure if you have to create one to be an incoming port, one that accepts connections from your device.

Once you have this out of the way, delete the partnerships and create a new parnership from your device. Once you confirm the PIN in both your Windows Mobile and the PC then you will see the ActiveSync icon spinning and Windows Mobile will show "ActiveSync" as an option in the services available.

If this is a USB Bluetooth adapter, make sure you have it plugged into a USB port, not a USB Hub. Hubs do not provide enough power.







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  Reply # 42031 20-Jul-2006 10:39
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Yes, The com ports match on the laptop's bluetooth config and AS. I luanch AS on the laptop, then launch AS on my PPC and select "connect via Bluetooth". I get a succesful connection and authentication,  AS is swirling on both laptop and PPC. then after a minute or so I get the cannot connect dialog on the laptop.  it seems like there is some issue with AS?  Not sure what to do?

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Reply # 42032 20-Jul-2006 10:59
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I would delete and recreate the partnership. Then check firewalls, AV software. And make sure this is either an internal  Bluetooh adapter or connect to a USB port.

And check the USB Root Hub properties (Device Manager), it should have the Power Management unchecked.







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  Reply # 42041 20-Jul-2006 14:24
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Ok unchecked the USB hub power mgmt.

I already turned off the XP firewall and disabled the Anti-virus.... 

Still no luck????

Any other suggestions?  This is a hard one!

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  Reply # 42042 20-Jul-2006 14:28
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Does the COM port on ActiveSync (PC) match the Incoming/Server port, right? Not the "Outgoing/Client" port.







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  Reply # 42050 20-Jul-2006 16:01
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Hmm? not sure if i understand? let me explain what I have going on.
On the laptop activesync com is set to 8.  the bluetooth software is configured for the "local service" of activesync to run on com 8.  this is a belkin bluetooth adapter and software

On the PPC under the Bluetooth COM ports tab the incoming port is 8 and the outgoing port is 0.

I have tryed various different combinations and this one gets me further.

I hope i answered your question.

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  Reply # 42089 20-Jul-2006 22:34
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No need to configure ports on your Pocket PC, or match them. The important thing is on your PC, where you will change the ActiveSync Connection Settings to use the port defined on your Bluetooth configuration as "Incoming". This is all done on your PC.

You then delete the partnership on your Pocket PC and create it again.








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  Reply # 42104 21-Jul-2006 03:30
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I am not exactlly sure what you mean by "incoming".  I have the com set on the laptop through AS in the "Connection Settings" to match the bluetooth config.


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Reply # 42128 21-Jul-2006 10:41
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Have you looked in our Bluetooth Guides? There are step by step-by-step screenshots for different uses. For the configuration on your PC will probably need this one: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=1423







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Reply # 42272 23-Jul-2006 17:28
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I took many stabs at it..... Still no luck.  I can pair still but now i can't even get MS AS to swirl anymore???  The instructions are good but not up to date with MS AS 4.2 and Windows Mobil 5.0.  Have you worked specificaly with those 2 products.  Additionally, I am using a Belkin Model F8T012 dongle.  Previously, I did not have BT installed on my laptop.

At this point i am forced to stay tied to the USB cable... Bummer.  Are there any regedit entries I should be looking at?

Thanks,

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Reply # 42273 23-Jul-2006 18:28
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Yes, I've worked with those two products together - actually all my devices now (three Pocket PCs, one Smartphone) are all Windows Mobile 5 and I run ActiveSync 4.2 on my laptop and PC.

I can guarantee it is something on your configuration - either the COM port in use by ActiveSync is not the Incoming/Server COM port as defined, or there is a software firewall blocking Bluetooth communications.

No REGEDIT entries to change, the only rules are those already set out:

1-Install Bluetooth
2-If not automatically created, then create an Incoming COM port
3-Configure ActiveSync Connection Settings to listen on this COM port
4-Create pairing from your Windows Mobile device

I am pretty sure these instructions work from Windows Mobile 2003 through Windows Mobile 5, and with ActiveSync 3.7 and
newer. Also tested this with different Bluetooth software (Microsoft, Widcomm, BlueSoleil, Toshiba).








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  Reply # 42476 26-Jul-2006 08:06
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I've tryed this lots of times now... It has never been easy.

Make sure your com ports are sorted....

I have found a higher success rate when you tell the computer and WM device to look for other WM bluetooth devices at the same time.

Quite tricky but it has worked for me lots of times now... 


Good Luck.



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Reply # 42478 26-Jul-2006 08:23
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OK--- I got it working. I actually got to talk to a Belkin Tech. He told me to not use the Belkin "Advanced Config" interface.  Just go in to "Device Manager" set up the com port, Pair, then start AS match the com ports, start AS on the handHeld, select "connect via bluetooth!!!!!!! That simple...  You do have to reboot somewhere in there but it works fine now.
*NOTE: I did have to open the Belkin "Advanced Config" and delete all com ports. the software was creating some kind of conflict.

Thanks for all your help!



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  Reply # 42482 26-Jul-2006 08:27
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Can anyone recommend a good GPS solution for my 700w? I want an easy to use product that will give me vlice instructions from door to door.  I don't want to buy one then find out it doesn't work well!


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Reply # 42486 26-Jul-2006 08:34
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Hmmm. So the instructions are exactly the same. And I always use the advanced config, because that's where you can manage things to the details.





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