APPNOTE: Set-up for the LinkSys USBBT100 adaptor and Windows Mobile 2003

Article ID: 060213sab-1
Last Reviewed: February 13, 2006

See APPNOTE:Using a PM7000 Simulator with a PDA over a Bluetooth link for more information.

Step 1: Install the USB to Bluetooth adaptor.

1.    Plug the USB to Bluetooth adaptor into your computer.
2.    Windows XP should automatically install the device and this bluetooth icon symbol will appear in the Taskbar.

Step 2: Create an in-coming Bluetooth serial port on your computer.

1.    Double click on the bluetooth icon symbol on your Taskbar to open the Bluetooth Devices dialog (you may also access these dialogs using Start and then Control Panel).
2.    On the Bluetooth Devices dialog select the COM Ports tab.
3.    Click on Add. This opens the Add COM Port dialog.
4.    Select Incoming as the type of COM port to add and click on OK.
5.    Click on OK to close the Bluetooth Devices dialog.

Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth Discovery on your computer.

1.    Double click on the bluetooth icon symbol on your Taskbar to open the Bluetooth Devices dialog (you may also access these dialogs using Start and then Control Panel).
2.    On the Bluetooth Devices dialog select the Options tab.
3.    Set the check mark next to Turn Discovery On to allow your PDA to find your computer.
4.    Click on OK to close the Bluetooth Devices dialog.

Step 4: Setup and run the PM7000 Simulator on your computer.

On your computer, follow the steps below:
1.    Launch the application PmStart.exe
2.    Work through the Introduction, clicking Next on each step and Finish on the last step.
3.    After the introduction the PmStart Simulator setup utility is presented.
4.    Select the simulator you want to run from the list at the top of the dialog. If the simulator is not in the list click on Browse and then specify the simulator to use.
5.    In the section labeled Specify how the Simulator is to communicate with PmScreen.exe select Remote serial connection.
6.    In the section labeled Which serial port is the simulator to use select the COM port added in step 2 above. If you are not sure which port was added, click on Search for Ports and select the port from the drop down list.
7.    Finally click on Start the Simulator.

Step 5: Turn on Bluetooth on your PDA.

On the Start screen of your PDA click on the bluetooth icon symbol in the bottom right corner of the screen and select Turn Bluetooth On.

Step 6: Create a Device-Pairing between your PDA and your computer.

1.    On the Start screen of your PDA click on the bluetooth icon symbol in the bottom right corner of the screen and select the item Bluetooth Manager from the menu.
2.    On the Bluetooth page click on Tools and select the item Paired Devices. This opens the Bluetooth Paired devices page.
3.    Click on Add. this opens the Bluetooth: Device Pairing page.
4.    Click on the bluetooth icon symbol. This opens the Bluetooth Browser. Wait while your PDA searches for available devices.
5.    If your computer does not appear in the list click on the refresh icon symbol. This forces the PDA to scan for nearby Bluetooth devices.
6.    Select your computer from the list of Bluetooth devices. This then returns to the Device Pairing page.
7.    Enter a Passkey for example “1234” then click on OK (in the top right hand corner).

8.    On your COMPUTER you will see the message A Bluetooth device is requesting to connect to your computer, click on this message, then on the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard enter the same passkey as you entered on your PDA then click Next and then Finish.
9.    Click OK on the Paired Devices page, then click X (in the top right corner) to close the Bluetooth Manager.

Step 7: Run PmScreen.exe on your PDA.

On your PDA, follow the steps below:

1.    Launch the application PmScreen.exe
2     On the Welcome screen, click on the Port menu and select Other Port.
3.    Click on Search to scan your PDA for ports.
4.    In the drop down list, select the port marked COMxx: – Bluetooth serial port. Some PDA’s will have two entries for Bluetooth ports in which case the Outgoing port is usually the higher numbered. On some HP iPAQ PDA’s this is COM8.
5.    Click on OK, this will open the Bluetooth Browser (on the PDA).
6.    Select your computer from the list of Bluetooth devices.
7.   PmScreen should now connect to the simulator running on your Computer.

Instructions for the next or subsequent time a Simulator is used with your PDA.

After the first time, many of the steps above are simplified or are not required.
The only steps required are:
Step 3: Turn on discovery on your computer.
Step 4: Setup and run the simulator on your computer.
Step 7: Run PmScreen.exe on your PDA.