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Bluetooth File Exchange and Missing Sync
Authored by: thornrag on Dec 08, '04 02:22:07PM

Quickly:

- You can just use Bluetooth File Exchange to zap the new bluetooth manager .prc directly to your handheld. Select "Send File" from the Bluetooth menu, or open the utility direcly from the Utilities folder. This is assuming you've paired your Treo with your Mac.

This works great for sending anything under 10 MB to the Palm. To blazes with the cumbersome HotSync procedure.

- Missing Sync, from Mark/Space, provides "Reverse DUN" quite effectively. http://markspace.com/



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Bluetooth File Exchange and Missing Sync
Authored by: Fofer on Dec 08, '04 04:09:20PM

Thanks for the tip on Bluetooth file exchange. Good to know.

I hadn't even thought about Missing Sync's "Internet Sharing" -- duh -- but I just gave that a shot and it doesn't work (at least not via Bluetooth.) I turned it on, and then when I followed the Treo instructions to set up the BT network connection:

"Go into prefs
Click Connection (Under Other)
New
Connect to: [Local Network]
Via: [Bluetooth]
Device: [browse for the device]
Ok
Done
Click Network (Under Communication)
Menu->New
Connection: [Select name of bt connection created]
Connect (to test it)"

... I got stuck on the [browse for the device] part. It didn't see any devices for network connections. However when I browse for devices for normal hotsycing it sees my Mac just fine.

I have a feeling Missing Sync's Internet Sharing is set up for sharing over USB only. The Treo 650 is new; give Mark/Space some time and I'll bet they'll get it working for BT as well.



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Bluetooth File Exchange and Missing Sync
Authored by: Fofer on Dec 08, '04 04:19:05PM

Double duh. (G-d how I wish I could go back and edit my previous comments.) Indeed, I got it working now - just had to select the "Internet Sharing" mode button. Then,

1) From the Missing Sync for Palm OS Help menu, select Internet Sharing Assistant. You can share the internet via a USB or Bluetooth connection.
2) Follow the steps in the wizard for the type of connection you plan to use.

Works great! I checked email without turning on the cell phone connection (was hella fast with 50 messages) and then browsed to CNN.com with AvantGo and it loaded very, very quickly.

Soon I'll work around Blazer's proxy issue and all will be working perfectly. Thanks!



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