Installation instructions ActiveSync using Bluetooth
© Gijsbert van der Linden ()
Infralin Consultancy (http://www.infralin.com)
Last updated: 9-9-2004
OS: Windows XP Sp2
Dongle used: Sitecom CN-502
Software version: 3.7.1
Install ActiveSync in the normal way, initially using the USB connection between the PocketPC and your PC. Make sure the two have synchronized once.
Make sure the appropriate Bluetooth drivers have been installed on the PC (see BtSitecomInstallation01.doc).
When using ActiveSync over Bluetooth it uses two com ports, one for incoming traffic and one for outgoing. Your Sitecom driver might not have allocated enough Com ports to support this, so letís first make sure these Com ports have been allocated and are available for ActiveSync.
Open the Sitecom Advanced Configuration window (e.g. by right-clicking the BT icon in the task bar).
Click the Local services tab
Click Add Serial Service
If the Bluetooth Properties Windows come up right away, there are still Com ports allocated to Bluetooth that you can use. There might be more Com ports to choose from, select the one you prefer.
If first other Windows (System Properties, etc.) pop-up, a new virtual Com port is allocated to the BT driver. In this case there will be only one Com port to choose from.
In both cases, Mark Startup Automatically,
Remember both the Com port and the Service Name allocated to the new entry.
Click the Client Applications tab
Click Add COM port
The same process takes place as with the Local services tab, click OK when finished (this time you donít have to remember the Com port and service name allocated).
Click OK to leave the Bluetooth Configuration Window
Now start Microsoft ActiveSync (still on the PC)
Go to File / Connection Settings
Mark Allow serial cable or infrared connection to this COM port
and select the Com port you assigned under the Local Services tab.
Unmark Allow USB Ö and Allow network Ö if you will not use that.
Make sure the PocketPC is switched on and Bluetooth on the PocketPC is turned on.
Open on the PC My Bluetooth Places
Click on Search for devices in range
The Pocket_PC icon should now appear
Right-click it and select Pair Device
Enter and remember the Bluetooth PIN Code
On the PocketPC a prompt should appear
Enter the same code as Passkey on the PocketPC and click OK
On the PC a red mark should now appear with the Pocket_PC icon.
Now turn to the PocketPC
Start the Bluetooth Manager
Click New / Connect
Select ActiveSync via Bluetooth
Tap Next 3 times
Tap <No device selected>
The name of your PC should now appear
If multiple serial ports are shown, select the name assigned as Service Name under Local Services in the Bluetooth Configuration Window on the PC.
Mark Use a secure, encrypted connection if you prefer that
On the PC a balloon should pop up.
Click on it
Mark Always allow this device to access this service
On the PocketPC in the Bluetooth screen an icon labeled ActiveSync with <PC> should appear with two green arrows, to indicate it is connected. If ActiveSync has been configured to start synchronization after a connection has been established, the synchronization process should now start.
To start a synchronization later on
Make sure the PC is switched on and ActiveSync is running in the background.
On the PocketPC open Bluetooth Manager.
Double-tap the ActiveSync with <PC> icon.