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Re: Connectivity Help

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11/4/1998 12:00:00 AM

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I've tried this, and it just doesn't work for me :-(

When I have my modem connected to the serial port & I try to dial out, I get
an error message saying something like the port is not accessible. I have to
go into DUN Connections | Dial-up Server, and turn off 'Allow caller access'
on the port (and sometimes reboot) before I can use my modem!

But this will all be fixed with CE Services 2.2, right? And the OEMs will
condescend to make 2.2 available any day now, right?

- rick

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Ritchie [mailto:isitech@4dcomm.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 11:24 AM
To: Windows CE Talk List
Subject: [windowsce-talk] Re: Connectivity Help


At [Tue, 3 Nov 1998 19:13:41 -0600]
"Charles Sturdivant" wrote:

> I bought a Phenom in May and since the com ports on my office PC were full
I
> also bought a SUNIX/Dolphin PCI serial card. The extra com ports worked
for
> a while but after a PLC programming job, a hard disk crash and a Windows
98
> upgrade, the ports are dead as a hammer. Windows sez they work but you
all
> know that lie..... Is there any way I can unplug my external modem and
use
> com 2 with my CE machine or am I stuck with massaging that darn card and
> drivers.
>
You can run both on the com port, no problem. I do this also; I run
various devices on COM2 (mostly the different signature capture and ID
verification systems we support) as well as my HPC. Here's what you
need to do:

Load your CE Services, and tell it that you want to use COMx. Then, the
icon will be in your system try. Double click on it, and you should get
to the Properties dialog; if not, right click and choose Communications.

Under the Communications tab, click the "Auto Connect..." button.
Select "Only while the mobile devices window is open", then click OK.
Click OK again to get out of the Properties dialog. Now you can use
your COM port for whatever you want (modem).

When it's time to sync your HPC, plug it into the COM port. Then, right
click on the CE Services icon in your system tray. Select "Open Mobile
Devices". CE Services will now take control of the serial port, and
make a connection to your HPC. Voila.

Colin Ritchie Director of Product Development (DPD)
isitech@4dcomm.com Imaging Strategies


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