How to Network Hotsync Samsung i330 Palm/Phone

This is completely RAD. Slightly slower than in-cradle synching, but totally awesome that it works! 🙂 (via

ok kiddies, Funny thing is we just went over this issue in another thread, ill post below the same instructions that i posted from someone else in teh Buisness connect thread. I wanted to have it tested first, then we should put it in the FAQ

Tony, if you ssetup the over air sync, and start it, the internet/ vision icons start going CRAZY, but it doesn’t dial in. That is a network hotsync/ local hotsync over air. I figure that is for Wi Fi or Blue Tooth (obviously hotsync is designed for more than just the i500) I make this conclusion because its “over air” and doesn’t use the phone.

But, you can do a vision/ over air hotsync. Greg has confirmed the old setup still works.

Here it is again.

It is completely possible to HotSync your i330 over the internet by following the following steps. I’ll be the first to admit that you have to jump through some hoops to get it working (and remembering all the settings you need), but once you do it a couple times, it’s a snap.

The instructions are broken down so that you make changes to the phone, the HotSync Computer, and then finally doing your first Sync. Don’t skip any steps.

**** Setup on your i330 Phone ****
1. Click on the HotSync icon
2. Go to Options –> Modem Sync Preferences. Choose “Network”
3. Go to Options –> LanSync Preferences. Choose “Local HotSync”
4. Go to Options –> Primary PC Address.
___ a. Set “Primary PC Name” to “!!” (2 exclamation points with no quotes).
___ b. Set “Primary PC Address” to the IP address of the computer(or router) that is attached to the internet.
___ c. Leave “Subnet Mask” blank
5. Go to Options –> Connection Setup. Make sure “Direct Serial” is highlighted. Click “Done”.

**** Setup on your Computer ****
1. Right-click the HotSync icon in the System tray and choose Setup.
2. Click the Network tab
3. Make sure the Profile you want to sync has a checkmark in the checkbox
4. Click the TCP/IP Settings and make sure that your correct IP address is chosen. If you only have one Network adapter (in most cases) this will be grayed-out.
5. Leave Subnet Mask blank and click OK.
6. Click OK again to close the Setup window.
7. Right-click the HotSync icon in the System tray and make sure “Network” has a checkmark next to it.

**** Firewalls & Routers ****
If your computer is behind a firewall or it has a router between it and the internet, you will have to do the following.

1. Make sure you have the following ports open: TCP:14237 & TCP:14238. This is how HotSync (on your phone) communicates with HotSync on your computer. So if you use a software firewall, you will have to allow HotSync to communicate with the internet over these ports. The Palm website indicates that port 14238 is for UDP, but my tests indicate that communication is happening on TCP.
2. If you use a router, you will have to have all requests on those ports forward to the internal computer with HotSync

**** Doing your first HotSync over the Internet ****
1. Click on HotSync and on the main screen, change from “Local” to “Modem”
2. When you change to Modem, it should show you “Sprint” as who it will dial.
3. Press the HotSync icon on this screen. HotSync will dial out to Sprint and initiate the synchronizing. You will see the HotSync notification box popup on the HotSync computer as the process happens (just as it would if it was a local HotSync.)

**** Notes ***
Thanks to member “Get Wright” for this one!
Setting the “Primary PC Name” to “!!” will prevent the HotSync settings in the i330 from getting set to their internal (Private LAN) settings.

Must use actual IP Address
Apparently DNS doesn’t work, because when I try to use my DNS name, which will forward to my Dynamic IP Address, it doesn’t work. If anyone knows how to get this to work, please let me know.



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