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Top message:  Can't sync with ActiveSync over Bluetooth by along   Oct 21, 2004, 7:23 AM

Replying to:  Re: Can't sync with ActiveSync over Bluetooth by along   Oct 21, 2004, 2:17 PM

Re: Can't sync with ActiveSync over Bluetooth

by WinHack    Oct 21, 2004, 11:23 PM

OK, after looping around in circles a few thousand times, I finally got it to work as well. Part of the trick is how you set up the connection on your PC (I think) and part of it is how you set up BT on your phone.

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 you will be in the Bluetooth setup. Set the bluetooth mode to "Discoverable". (On may work as well, but the only time I got this all to work was when I set it to Discoverable, however that may have just been a coincidence.)

9] Press [Menu][1] to go to the device screen where you can (re)add your computer as a bonded (paired) device.

10] Press [Menu][1] to search for new devices.

11] Your computer should show up on this list. Select it by pressing [Select].

12] You will be asked for a passkey. This is the key that your PC will wind up asking you for--just to make sure the connection is authorized. Enter in any key you want here--four zeros, some password, whatever you like. Just remember what you enter, as you will need to enter it again on your computer to complete the connection.

13] Click [Done].

14] In a few seconds, your computer will display a dialog box indicating that your phone is trying to pair with your computer and will provide you with a text field to enter the BT Pin Code--or it may say Key or Password; whatever they ask for, what they want is whatever code you just entered into the phone in step 12. Once you have entered the code into your computer, click the OK button on your computer screen.

15] Back to the phone: The phone will now allow you to enter an alternate name for the BT connection (defaults to whatever name the BT software found as the name for your computer. You can allow this name and just click [Done] or you can enter a new name first.

16] You will be told your Smartphone has connected with your computer and you will be brought back to the device screen. Click [Done] until you are back at the ActiveSync app. Or you can just press [End Call] and then go back into the ActiveSync app manually.

17] Once back in ActiveSync on the phone, click on [Menu] again and press [4] (connect via Bluetooth).

18] Back to your computer: your PC should alert you that your Bluetooth device is attempting to establish a serial connection... you will need to allow it by checking the box.

Once this connection is allowed, you will be able to sync via bluetooth.

Note: Unless you have SP2 installed (which I do not, since it is pure concentrated evil), most people will have different bluetooth software. What this means is that the ACTUAL dialog boxes--what they are called, what text they have in them, what buttons they show, whether they pop up from the system tray or just in the middle of your screen--will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so you will need to kind of wing it to get the proper result. SP2 comes with default BT software, which is MS's stab at standardizing this very confusing array of vendor's interfaces. I hope it works out for them.

In any case, that should get you where you need to be. At least, it's worked for me and I can unpair and remove devices and do it again and repeat the success, so I know these steps at least work for me. Hope they help someone else as well. Smile

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