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, there indeed can be only one active
Dial-Up Networking (DUN for short) bluetooth service, attached to one of the mobile phones, at a time. For example, in the following screenshot, you see a configuration where there're two paired mobile phones (a t68i and a t610) with their DUN service discovered:
(Note that I've also displayed the context menu with Connect
- this will be disussed later.)
However, only one of them can be the default a time because if you define a Connection (in Settings/Connections/Connection
) that uses the "Bluetooth modem" and try to connect with it, it will always use the one that was last used.
As you've pointed out, this isn't that big a problem because you can always switch between the two connections by just going to the BT Manager, tap-and-holding the icon of the mobile phone you'd like to switch to as the default modem and choose "Connect
" as can be seen on the screenshot above.
It's not very hard to switch between the two (or, for that matter, any number of) devices without needing for going to the BT Manager, tap-and-holding the given phone's DUN service icon and choosing Connect. All you have to do is the following:
1, make the DUN of one of the phones active (BT Manager, tap, Connect)
2, with a export/import-capable registry editor
, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Widcomm\ BtConfig\AutoConnect\0011
3, export the contents of this key under a name that reflects the name of the modem
4, do the same (go to bullet one), but with the other modem
Now, every time you want to switch the configuration to using the other modem, just import one of the registry file you've just exported. This can be very quickly done if you, for example, put these two registry files on the Today screen
for quick access. You can even use registry toggling-capable applications like nScriptm
for this; please read the second installment in my article series here
on this. With nScriptm, switching between the two modems becomes even easier.
For help, the registry files should look like this (this one exported from Resco Reg. Editor):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
, the problem of ATT client. Do you say you can't make it switch to the other modem at all after having used with either of them, even if you actually dial in with the "new" modem to the Net?
I think the client stores the physical (!) BT data somewhere (in a registry key, in a file or in a WinCE database) and this is why it's unable to switch, even if the operating system already uses the new modem.
Unfortunately, as I have never played with this client, I can't say anything for sure.
Is the client downloadable from anywhere so that I try to find a "hack" (like the above, as far as DUN modem swapping is concerned) for it myself? If not, have you tried using a Pocket PC mailer that has no restriction/bug like this? (Even the built-in Pocket Inbox is better in this respect.) If you really want to stick to this client, could you e-mail a registry snapshot of its registry entries and/or a file snapshot, after removing all the personal/confidential information?
Feel free to ask further questions