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How to: Connect Using Bluetooth 

The following steps describe how to connect a device to your development computer using Bluetooth. To complete the process, you must have ActiveSync 4.0 or later installed.

To connect using Bluetooth

  1. On the development computer, ensure that the Bluetooth antenna is correctly inserted and installed.

  2. In the Bluetooth properties dialog box on the development computer, change the discoverability to ON.

  3. On the device, tap the Bluetooth icon, and then tap Turn Bluetooth ON.

  4. Tap Bluetooth Manager.

  5. On the Bluetooth window menu, click New to launch a search for Bluetooth-enabled devices.

  6. Select the development computer that you want to connect to using ActiveSync.

  7. When prompted, type a temporary passkey, and then quickly type the same passkey on the development computer.

    You now have a Bluetooth connection with your device. To set up ActiveSync, you create a virtual COM port for this Bluetooth connection. Use the steps that follow.

To set up ActiveSync

  1. On the desktop computer, go into the Bluetooth configuration and add an incoming COM port for your Bluetooth connection.

  2. In ActiveSync, open the Connection Settings dialog box, and then select Allow connections to one of the following.

  3. Select the COM port of the Bluetooth device, and then click OK.

  4. On the device, launch ActiveSync.

  5. On the ActiveSync menu, tap Connect via Bluetooth.

    You should now have an ActiveSync connection.

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