To set up Active Sync using Bluetooth, you will need the following:
- A Bluetooth adapter (may be built in)
- Active Sync 4.5 and Windows XP
- A working device with bluetooth
- A USB Cable to sync your device normally
Set up bluetooth on the computer:
- Connect the bluetooth device (if not built in) and wait for Windows to detect the device and install any required drivers.
- Now, go to "Control Panel" and select "Bluetooth Devices".
- Within that, select the "COM Ports tab" and select "Add...". Select the "Incoming" option and then create it. Windows will now notice the COM Port and will set it up for you.
- Now, you need to get active sync to use this COM Port.
- Within Active Sync, select "File" and then select "Connection Settings..."
- In the dialog box that opens, select the "Allow connections through one of the following:" and in the drop down menu below select the COM Port you added earlier.
- Next, you need to connect the device
- On both the computer and the device make the bluetooth visible. This will allow the two to see each other before pairing.
- On the computer, within the "Bluetooth Devices" menu, in the "Options" Tab, check the "Turn Discovery On" check box.
- Now, in the devices tab, select "Add" and find the device you want to connect to.
- Select it and follow the instructions on screen.
- When the partnership has been created, the device will show a screen with "Advanced" on the right soft key. Select that and then select the "ActiveSync" option.
- On the device, open Active Sync, and select the right soft key. Within that menu, there should be a "Connect Through Bluetooth" option. Select it and the device should connect and sync.
- I would recommend that you have already set up a sync relationship using a USB Cable before setting up the BT Partnership.
- Bluetooth has a range of approx 10m in open air. If the distance is greater than this, the device may not sync correctly.