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Error: "Failed to initialize connection" on my handheld device when trying to connect to the Wireless Server


This indicates that the PDA is unable to establish communication with the Wireless Server software on the PC. The common causes of this are usually network related. Here are a few suggestions to check/try:

    1. Make sure you are connecting to the correct IP address and Port number that the server is running on.

 

    1. Make sure the port you are using is not being blocked by software or a firewall.

 

    1. Check that you are able to communicate with the PC and vice versa by doing the following:



      • Ping the PC's IP address from the PDA.

 

      • Ping the PDA's IP address from the PC.



    1. If you have more than one network adapter in your PC verify you are connecting to the correct one.

 

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  1. Joseph Kraebel

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