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Topic # 4425 17-Jul-2005 05:45
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Hi folks,

I fumbled around getting my iPaq 1940 connected to the internet using
a Bluetooth dongle & BlueSoleil software 1.6.1.4 and ActiveSync.

I am confused with all the ports on the iPaq and BlueSoleil. What I
ended up doing was to match the ports on the 1940 with the ports on
BlueSoleil.

iPaq
====
Inbound COM port: 5
Outbound COM port: 8
ActiveSync with PC: Serial Port A

BlueSoleil
========
Service Properties
- Serial Port A: Com 6
- Serial Port B: Com 7
Quick Connect
- COM 5: iPaq 1940
- COM 8: iPaq 1940

Questions
1) Are all these port connections necessary?

2) There is a dial-up networking setup on the iPaq on COM 1. How is
this used? Must there be a modem on my PC or just a dial up account?

3) On BlueSoleil there is a LAN Access Service. It wasn't enabled when
I installed the software so I turned it "on" thinking this would give
an internet connection. However when the iPaq is connected the Soleil
Lan Access Service stays off. Does the iPaq not support this protocol?

As you can see I am a bluetooth novice.

Thanks,
Art

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Reply # 16663 17-Jul-2005 11:16
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There's no relation between the ports on the iPAQ and the ports on your computer.

In Bluetooth profiles an Incoming port is used when you want to assign a port that a program will receive connections coming from other devices, while Outgoing port is used when a program needs to connect to other devices. Example: on your iPAQ a map program would use the Outgoing port to connect to a Bluetooth GPS, and a program collecting data from a barcode reader would use the incoming port (if the connection is initiated from the barcode reader).

As for LAN the iPAQ 1940 with Windows Mobile 2003 supports both types of Bluetooth LAN: LAP and PAN. Which to use depends on your network configuration not your Pocket PC.

We have lots of ActiveSync guides in our Bluetooth Guides. Have you looked at them?

Again, all configuration of ports is performed on the PC, not on your iPAQ.

About the dial-up networking... This is usually done when you connect the iPAQ to a Bluetooth phone. Have you done this? Otherwise it's not used. Check our Bluetooth guides on how to use a Bluetooth mobile phone as a modem for your iPAQ. The configuration is performed from the Bluetooth Manager application, not from Connections.





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