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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)
Connect to: [Local Network]
Via: [Bluetooth]
Device: [browse for the device]
Click Network (Under Communication)
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 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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