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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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Preparing Your Pocket PC

Next, start up ActiveSync on your Pocket PC and then choose the Tools-->Options. In the subsequent screen, make sure the "Include PC when synchronizing remotely and connect to" option is checked and that the name of your PC is in the box under it as shown below (in the example below, the name of my desktop PC is THINKT41P).

Figure 8

Figure 8 Including your PC in the Pocket PC's Synchronization Settings

Next, go to your Pocket PC's Start menu and choose the Settings option and then the Connections tab as shown below. Next, click the Connections icon.

Figure 9

Figure 9 Choosing the Connections Option

In the subsequent Connections window, under the "When needed, automatically connect to Work using these settings:" section, make sure the "Work Settings" option is chosen and click the "Modify..." button.

Figure 10

Figure 10 Modifying Your Work Settings Connection

From the next screen, choose the VPN tab and then click the "New..." option. In the subsequent "Make New Connection" screen, specify a name for your connection and then the hostname/IP address of your desktop PC. When you have this information entered, click OK.

Figure 11

Figure 11 Specifying Connection Your PC Connection Information

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