Audiovox SMT 5600 / SPV C500 (HTC Typhoon)
Can't sync with ActiveSync over Bluetooth
No problem pairing the SMT with the computer. I also enabled the phone's serial ports (COM6 & COM7) and I selected COM7 (tried with 6 as well) in ActiveSync->Connection Settings->Allow serial cable or infrared connection to this COM port.
Any time I try to setup ActiveSync Bluetooth connection on my phone I get a message:
"Please bond with other Bluetooth device which supports serial port ot ActiveSync profile as your ActiveSync partner"
What am I doing wrong?
Adding BT Serial Port support is a software thing, and not a hardware thing, so in theory if this is something that is missing but can be made available later, it's probably just a pi...
What Bluetooth software are you using on your PC? Is it some proprietary driver or is it the driver that comes standard in Windows XP?
Firstly, pair your devices...you say thats no problem, then youre good with that.
(Insert this step here only if didn't work without it)
Go to Settings->Data Connections
Change your "Internet" to Automatic
Go to Internet Explorer
Menu->Options->select Internet int he drop down list if not already selected.
Go to ActiveSync
Menu->Connect With BlueTooth
Accept the Connection when the XP message pops up...watch it active sync
Its probably not a hardware issue as my Bluetooth works great with my Bluetooth headset.
I did sync with the USB cable many times. This works just fine. Any other ideas?
1] It is true that you MUST sync at least once with your PC using the cable before BT sync will work.
2] Be sure to remove the cable before trying to sync the phone via BT or IR.
3] Remove any previous parings/bondings you may have already established between the phone and the PC (both on the phone and on the PC).
4] Go into ActiveSync on your phone (Start|6)
5] Press Menu|3 to set up your BT ActiveSync connection.
6] Press [Start]
7] Phone tells you to "Please bond...". Press [OK]
8] Wait a few seconds and...
Now a question: Do you live your phone Synced all the time or does it drain the battery too fast?
Your patterns and mileage will most definitely vary.
On curious note, if I follow your directions fully, and click on "connect via bluetooth" the phone says "connecting..." and my computer shows a message balloon (message from XP) that the phone is connected using a Serial Port connection but then the balloon goes away and the phone shows "Not Connected".
When I tried connecting the Audiovox with my PC even though the devices discovered each other they would not connect (step 17 above in the mail by winhack). So IBM customer care had me install their bluetooth drivers (WIDCOMM ones). This thing gets the connection in the sense that I get all the profiles (serial/audio/modem - compared to only modem earlier) on my pc and I can use the pc as a headset for my phone which means bluetooth is connecting. But the activesync connection just keeps displaying connecting and never returns.
I wonder if the problem...
could it be due to difference in serial ports on phone and pc (COM ports : phone has incoming at COM6 and outgoing at COM7 while my PC has Bluetooth Serial Port at COM5).