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  1. #1
    Ben C
    Guest
    Hi everyone

    I have just reinstalled Windows, and installed PC Suite so that I can
    continue to use my P910i with Outlook. But my phone is persistently shown
    as 'Not Connected' even when it is. Here are some details:

    After installing PC Suite, I connected the USB base station and Windows
    auto-detects my new hardware. It downloads and installs software for a
    'SEMC DSS-20 SyncStation Driver' (is this right, if I have already installed
    PC Suite?). It then auto-detects a 'USB Serial Port' which it fails to find
    software for, and which ends up listed under 'Other devices' in Device
    Manager with an exclamation mark over it. After this imperfect
    installation, and there is no animation in the task bar when I put my phone
    on the base station, and my P910i isn't recognised by my PC. When I
    uninstall all of the software and unplug the base station, the mysterious
    'USB Serial Port' goes away again too. I've tried installing the software
    and plugging in the hardware in different orders, but with no luck. I even
    uninstalled my firewall and reinstalled the SE software, just in case there
    was some kind of conflict, but this didn't work either.

    Does anyone have any tips on what I could try to get this working? On a
    virgin Windows install, this is very frustrating, and I'm running out of
    things to try here.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Ben





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  2. #2
    Martin
    Guest

    Re: Phone "not connected" - grrrrr


    "Ben C" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > I have just reinstalled Windows, and installed PC Suite so that I can
    > continue to use my P910i with Outlook. But my phone is persistently shown
    > as 'Not Connected' even when it is. Here are some details:
    >
    > After installing PC Suite, I connected the USB base station and Windows
    > auto-detects my new hardware. It downloads and installs software for a
    > 'SEMC DSS-20 SyncStation Driver' (is this right, if I have already
    > installed PC Suite?). It then auto-detects a 'USB Serial Port' which it
    > fails to find software for, and which ends up listed under 'Other devices'
    > in Device Manager with an exclamation mark over it. After this imperfect
    > installation, and there is no animation in the task bar when I put my
    > phone on the base station, and my P910i isn't recognised by my PC. When I
    > uninstall all of the software and unplug the base station, the mysterious
    > 'USB Serial Port' goes away again too. I've tried installing the software
    > and plugging in the hardware in different orders, but with no luck. I
    > even uninstalled my firewall and reinstalled the SE software, just in case
    > there was some kind of conflict, but this didn't work either.
    >
    > Does anyone have any tips on what I could try to get this working? On a
    > virgin Windows install, this is very frustrating, and I'm running out of
    > things to try here.
    >
    > Thanks for any help you can give.
    >
    > Ben
    >


    It should detect the USB serial port, did you leave the CD in the drive? You
    need that installed to get the thing to work. I'm not sure with Windows 98,
    but you do need the SEMC DSS...... driver as installed.

    You could try putting the CD back in and updating the driver manually and
    simply point the device manager in the direction of the CD.

    It may also be possible that the installation routine can't allocate a Com
    port for the USB driver, I've had tihs before if there is any other software
    that hogs the various Com ports, such as a Bluetooth card etc.

    Martin





  3. #3
    Ben C
    Guest

    Re: Phone "not connected" - grrrrr

    "Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Ben C" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Hi everyone
    >>
    >> I have just reinstalled Windows, and installed PC Suite so that I can
    >> continue to use my P910i with Outlook. But my phone is persistently
    >> shown as 'Not Connected' even when it is. Here are some details:
    >>
    >> After installing PC Suite, I connected the USB base station and Windows
    >> auto-detects my new hardware. It downloads and installs software for a
    >> 'SEMC DSS-20 SyncStation Driver' (is this right, if I have already
    >> installed PC Suite?). It then auto-detects a 'USB Serial Port' which it
    >> fails to find software for, and which ends up listed under 'Other
    >> devices' in Device Manager with an exclamation mark over it. After this
    >> imperfect installation, and there is no animation in the task bar when I
    >> put my phone on the base station, and my P910i isn't recognised by my PC.
    >> When I uninstall all of the software and unplug the base station, the
    >> mysterious 'USB Serial Port' goes away again too. I've tried installing
    >> the software and plugging in the hardware in different orders, but with
    >> no luck. I even uninstalled my firewall and reinstalled the SE software,
    >> just in case there was some kind of conflict, but this didn't work
    >> either.
    >>
    >> Does anyone have any tips on what I could try to get this working? On a
    >> virgin Windows install, this is very frustrating, and I'm running out of
    >> things to try here.
    >>
    >> Thanks for any help you can give.
    >>
    >> Ben
    >>

    >
    > It should detect the USB serial port, did you leave the CD in the drive?
    > You need that installed to get the thing to work. I'm not sure with
    > Windows 98, but you do need the SEMC DSS...... driver as installed.
    >
    > You could try putting the CD back in and updating the driver manually and
    > simply point the device manager in the direction of the CD.
    >
    > It may also be possible that the installation routine can't allocate a Com
    > port for the USB driver, I've had tihs before if there is any other
    > software that hogs the various Com ports, such as a Bluetooth card etc.
    >
    > Martin
    >
    >

    Thanks Martin. I actually just installed PC Suite as a software download,
    rather than using the CD. I'm not sure I still have the old CD anywhere,
    but I'll hunt around for it. Do you think the exe file without the CD might
    not be sufficient?





  4. #4
    Sascha (MC Sushii) Buettner
    Guest

    Re: Phone "not connected" - grrrrr

    Hi,

    On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 17:29:24 -0000, "Ben C" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Thanks Martin. I actually just installed PC Suite as a software download,
    >rather than using the CD. I'm not sure I still have the old CD anywhere,
    >but I'll hunt around for it. Do you think the exe file without the CD might
    >not be sufficient?


    the PC Suite and the Drivers for the DSS-20 are separate downloads. Go
    to the SE Site and download them.


    Good luck.


    Sascha


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  5. #5
    Ben C
    Guest

    Re: Phone "not connected" - grrrrr

    "Sascha (MC Sushii) Buettner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 17:29:24 -0000, "Ben C" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Thanks Martin. I actually just installed PC Suite as a software download,
    >>rather than using the CD. I'm not sure I still have the old CD anywhere,
    >>but I'll hunt around for it. Do you think the exe file without the CD
    >>might
    >>not be sufficient?

    >
    > the PC Suite and the Drivers for the DSS-20 are separate downloads. Go
    > to the SE Site and download them.
    >
    >
    > Good luck.
    >
    >
    > Sascha
    >


    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Of course! Now I feel a bit stupid. Sure enough, I
    installed that, and it works great. Thanks for helping! I can sleep easily
    now...





  6. #6

    Re: Phone "not connected" - grrrrr

    Ben C <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Hi everyone


    > I have just reinstalled Windows, and installed PC Suite so that I can
    > continue to use my P910i with Outlook. But my phone is persistently shown
    > as 'Not Connected' even when it is. Here are some details:


    I'm having similar issues with PCS withmy w600i. Good phone, ****ty
    accompanying software.




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  7. #7
    Martin
    Guest

    Re: Phone "not connected" - grrrrr


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Ben C <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Hi everyone

    >
    >> I have just reinstalled Windows, and installed PC Suite so that I can
    >> continue to use my P910i with Outlook. But my phone is persistently
    >> shown
    >> as 'Not Connected' even when it is. Here are some details:

    >
    > I'm having similar issues with PCS withmy w600i. Good phone, ****ty
    > accompanying software.
    >
    >


    SE have a lot to learn about connection software, I've never had problems
    with MS Activesync.

    Martin





  8. #8
    Oxygen Software
    Guest

    Re: Phone "not connected" - grrrrr

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    "Ben C" <[email protected]> сообщил/сообщила в новостях следующее:
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > I have just reinstalled Windows, and installed PC Suite so that I can
    > continue to use my P910i with Outlook. But my phone is persistently shown
    > as 'Not Connected' even when it is. Here are some details:
    >
    > After installing PC Suite, I connected the USB base station and Windows
    > auto-detects my new hardware. It downloads and installs software for a
    > 'SEMC DSS-20 SyncStation Driver' (is this right, if I have already
    > installed PC Suite?). It then auto-detects a 'USB Serial Port' which it
    > fails to find software for, and which ends up listed under 'Other devices'
    > in Device Manager with an exclamation mark over it. After this imperfect
    > installation, and there is no animation in the task bar when I put my
    > phone on the base station, and my P910i isn't recognised by my PC. When I
    > uninstall all of the software and unplug the base station, the mysterious
    > 'USB Serial Port' goes away again too. I've tried installing the software
    > and plugging in the hardware in different orders, but with no luck. I
    > even uninstalled my firewall and reinstalled the SE software, just in case
    > there was some kind of conflict, but this didn't work either.
    >
    > Does anyone have any tips on what I could try to get this working? On a
    > virgin Windows install, this is very frustrating, and I'm running out of
    > things to try here.
    >
    > Thanks for any help you can give.
    >
    > Ben
    >






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