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Topic # 5645 14-Nov-2005 13:48
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Hi,

i am having some problems getting ActiveSync setup via a bluetooth connection to my O2 XPhoneII Smartphone (Windows Mobile 2003).

i was initially using ActiveSync just through a usb cable. i then got a Motorola PCMIA bluetooth card, and i was told to get the Bluetooth Stack from Toshiba:
http://aps.toshiba-tro.de/bluetooth/directlink.php?snr=2

it looks like the Bluetooth Stack installed fine, and i can detect my laptop from my phone, and vice versa.
i followed the geekzone guide here:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=2643

i don't think it's the exact phone, but seemed most similar.

anyways, i followed those directions, however when i go to "connect via bluetooth" it says "connecting" for a few seconds then says not connected. similaryly i get a message from ActiveSync on my laptop saying it could not connect to the device...any ideas? it seems i have tried everything.

thanks a lot
- Aaron

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  Reply # 23210 15-Nov-2005 06:10
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i would like to add that, when i try to connect, ActiveSync will actually start doing something (it says connecting), but then it still fails for some reason, giving the following message:

Microsoft ActiveSync cannot recognize this device for one of two reasons:

* The device was not connected properly...

* The device is not a Smartphone or Pocket PC...


can anyone help me out??

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Reply # 23232 15-Nov-2005 09:50
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Welcome to Geekzone...

Yes, that's the correct guide for what you want on your Smartphone.

Check your firewall configuration (if using any). These software do not work well with Bluetooth and Activesync trying to communicate to each other. Also, why use the Toshiba software? Doesn't the Motorola come with its own?





 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 23258 15-Nov-2005 13:52
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thanks for the reply.

i tried shutting off the firewall on my laptop, however it does the same thing.

i am using the Toshiba bluetooth stack because that is what was given by the online retailer i purchased this from. i'm not quite sure if Motorola has one or not.

just two questions:

1) do i have to mark the check box for Incoming or Outgoing ports under the "BT SerialPortSetup" on my phone? my inbound COM port is COM6 and outbound is COM7.

2) do i have to create a partnership with the Toshiba bluetooth manager? i can create a Serial port partnership...do i need to do this, or will ActiveSync just work on the bluetooth port i have selected?

thanks
- Aaron

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Reply # 23263 15-Nov-2005 14:40
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There is no need to change anything on BT Serial Port on your phone. All setup of serial port is on the PC side. The pairing must be initiated from the phone so it "knows" what PC to use for ActiveSync (since it only remembers the last PC for this functionality).

When you select the port on ActiveSync make sure you select the Incoming port created on your Toshiba Bluetooth Manager. Also, make sure this is the only one you have (not a requirement, but it makes it easier to configure).









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  Reply # 23275 15-Nov-2005 15:43
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the Toshiba bluetooth COM tool lets you have two types of virtual COM ports:

- Bluetooth virtual COM port for a client
- Bluetooth virtual COM port for a server

which type do i need?

oh, also do i need to enable "PAN networking service"? all other service options are enabled in the Toshiba manager.

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  Reply # 23379 16-Nov-2005 17:36
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i still can't get it to work :(

again, to clarify about the BT SerialPortSetup, i can just leave those boxes unmarked?

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Reply # 23380 16-Nov-2005 17:49
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Yes. There's no settings on the Smartphone itself, except for the procedure explained in the guide. You have to start the pairing from the Smartphone, but only after you have configured the ActiveSync ports correctly.

Check what is the port receiving a connection (some call Incoming, other software call it Server). This is the port to be select on Activesync on your computer.

Some software (I have no experience with the Toshiba one) will first require a pairing, then when you try to connect from the other device (in this case your Smartphone) the port is created and assigned to be permanently used by any subsequent connection from the other device.

Please check what is the expected behaviour with the Toshiba software.







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  Reply # 24595 11-Dec-2005 15:37
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well, i picked up a USB bluetooth dongle, and everything is working fine now.

i have returned the garbage Motorola Bluetooth PCMIA card.

i would advise that no one try out any PCMIA bluetooth card, especially the Motorola (actually "digikey") card that i had. they just don't seem to have the same capabilities as the USB dongles...
key thing to look for is that if the adapter doesn't use the Widcomm stack, don't touch it...just my opinion though.

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Reply # 24598 11-Dec-2005 16:14
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I use Bluetooth dongles around here, but I use a PC Card on my tablet PC. It works well, but it runs on a Widcomm software, so I trust it. It all depends on what brand/model you are using.

I'm glad to know it's working now!






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