Support : AIRcable™ CellConnect USB
Setup and Technical Specifications
Both the AIRcable Zaurus module (included in the the AIRcable for Zaurus and AIRcable CellConnect for Zaurus products) and the AIRcable USB module (included in the AIRcable for Zaurus and AIRcable CellConnect for Laptops products) can make connections to a Bluetooth enabled cell phone. This documentation gives an overview how to pair a cell phone with either AIRcable module. Every cell phone is a bit different. As an example we use the Ericsson T39 and a Motorola 270c.
USB Driver for Windows Download
Download the USB driver for Windows here.
USB Driver for OSX
USB Driver for Linux
Linux has the driver already built in.
AIRcable USB Module: LED Status
The AIRcable USB has 3 LEDs: power (green), connection (blue) and data (red).
|AIRcable USB Red LED||Blink||USB data receive or transmit|
|AIRcable USB Green LED||On||Firmware program running|
|AIRcable USB Blue LED||Fast flash||Exchange pairing information|
|AIRcable USB Blue LED||Slow flash||Device in pairing or connection mode|
|AIRcable USB Blue LED||On||Connection established|
|AIRcable USB Blue LED||Off||No pairing available|
The AIRcable modules are either in a connection establishing mode, pairing mode or connected mode. Establishing means trying to make a connection to another Bluetooth device, pairing means trying to find other devices with which to pair, and connected means that a connection has been established.
Cell Phone Pairing
During the pairing process no other Bluetooth device should be discoverable in the range of the AIRcable USB.
There is a button hidden inside a hole on the bottom of the USB connector. To delete all pairing information use a straightened paper clip to press and hold the button for 5 seconds. The blue LED is off if no pairing information is stored in the connector.
Bring your Bluetooth cell phone into pairing mode while the phone accepts an incoming attempt. On the Ericsson, go to menu Extras -> Bluetooth -> Paired Devices -> Add Device -> Phone Accepts. The display will show a message: Ready to pair.
On the Motorola go to menu -> Settings -> Connection -> Bluetooth Link -> Setup -> Await Link.
Press and hold the button on the AIRcable USB for 5 seconds using the paper clip. The blue LED starts blinking.
Wait until the AIRcable USB finds the phone and initiates a pairing. The module will try to pair for only 8 seconds. If the phone does not recognize the pairing attempt and the blue LED is blinking faster again or is off, press the button on the AIRcable again.
The phone will ask if you want to add the AIRcable USB to your list of paired devices. When you answer yes the phone will ask for a PIN. Answer "1234" and Yes.
Important: during the whole process, make sure that you don't pause and exceed the 8 seconds time limit.
After a successful pairing the AIRcable USB will attempt a connection to the cell phone. On some phones (Motorola) this connection attempt has to be granted or the phone needs configuration to allow automatic connections of the AIRcable.
Dual Pairing with the AIRcable USB
The AIRcable USB module is also able to pair with two devices, one slave device such as a Bluetooth cell phone and one master device such as a Palm PDA, Zaurus or any other Bluetooth enabled computer. It can be paired with one of each category.
After one successful pairing the device is in connection mode again and does not attempt to pair with other devices automatically.
If you press the button (short press) the AIRcable USB module goes into pairing mode again. This time it tries to pair with the second device. If a pairing with a master has been established in the first place it will now try to pair with a slave device and vice versa. The AIRcable USB module goes into inquiry mode for 8 seconds. At that state it tries to find other devices in its range. This is used to pair the AIRcable USB module to Bluetooth cell phones or Bluetooth access points.
Use this PIN number during the pairing: 1234.
After pairing with one master and one slave has been established and you press the button (short press) then the device will disconnect the current connection (e.g. a connection to a cell phone) and will allow a Palm or Zaurus to connect to it. Or the other way around. In this state the AIRcable USB module tries to establish a connection to the paired master (cell phone) for 8 seconds and then allows the paired slave (Palm or Zaurus) to connect for 8 seconds.
Making Cell Phone Connections
To make a dial up connection configure a dial up connection through the COMx port the AIRcable USB has created.