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FAQ: How do I use NewsBreak when my Windows Mobile device is connected to my PC?
Views: 4749 Created: 10-24-2006 05:04 Last Updated: 08-31-2011 09:38

Most of the time, this will work automatically, whenever your device is connected. If it doesn't, check the following.

On a Windows Mobile Pocket PC:

In ActiveSync 3.8 / Windows Mobile 2003:

  1. In ActiveSync on your Windows PC, click on the Options button, then pick the Rules tab. Be sure the Passthrough connection is set to The Internet.
  2. On your Pocket PC, pick Settings, then the Connections tab and the Connections icon. Then pick the Advanced tab, and the Select Networks button. Be sure My Work Network is selected in both lists.
  3. On your Pocket PC, pick Settings, then the Connections tab and the Connections icon. Then pick the Tasks tab, and the Select my proxy server link. Be sure This network connects to the Internet is checked.

In ActiveSync 4.x / Windows Mobile 5.0:

  • In ActiveSync on your Windows PC, click File -> Connection Settings. Make sure that "This computer is connected to:" is set to The Internet.

On a Windows Mobile Smartphone

In ActiveSync 3 / Windows Mobile 2003SE:

  1. In ActiveSync on your Windows PC, click on the Options button, then pick the Rules tab. Be sure the Passthrough connection is set to The Internet.
  2. On your Smartphone, pick Settings, then Data Connections, then Internet Connections. Then pick Automatic from the window you see.
  3. On your Smartphone, run Pocket Internet Explorer. Pick Options, then Connections. Then pick Automatically detect settings.

In ActiveSync 4 / Windows Mobile 5.0:

  • In ActiveSync on your Windows PC, click File -> Connection Settings. Make sure that "This computer is connected to:" is set to The Internet.