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Trash Your Pocket PC Synchronization Cable and Go Wireless

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Do you daydream about new ways to be wireless? Kulvir Bhogal shows you how to synchronize your wirelessly-enabled Pocket PC with your PC over your wireless network — with no strings attached!

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Before You Cut the Wires

You can't set up your Pocket PC to wirelessly synchronize with your desktop PC, without first connecting them using either a wired USB or serial connection. The reason for this is to establish a partnership between the two. If you have already established a partnership, you can move on to the next section.

If you are establishing the partnership between your Pocket PC and PC for the first time, go ahead and choose the Standard partnership option on your PC, as shown below.

Figure 2

Figure 2 Setting Up a Partnership

In the next screen, specify that you will be synchronizing to your desktop computer.

Figure 3

Figure 3 Specifying Synchronization with a Desktop

You will then be asked to name your device. I called mine "ToshibaE740" to reflect the Pocket PC model that I own.

Figure 4

Figure 4 Specifying a Device Name

When presented with the Select Synchronization Settings window, you need to go through the list of available options and check off which things you want synchronized between your PC and Pocket PC.

Figure 5

Figure 5 Selecting Synchronization Settings

And that's it for setting up the device partnership.

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Figure 6 Completing the Partnership Setup

I would suggest verifying that your synchronization works via your synchronization cable before moving on to trying to get the synchronization working wirelessly.

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