Quick iPAQ Usage Guide
This guide covers some common features and questions with the standard Rose-Hulman image on the iPAQ 5450s.
Changing wireless networks
The iPAQs are configured to use the VPN on wireless networks by default. If you are going to use a non-RHIT wireless network, you'll want to change this.
- Tap Start -> Settings -> Connections -> Connections -> Advanced -> Select Network -> Exceptions
- When switching to another wireless network: Tap and hold on the */* and tap Delete
- When returning to the RHIT wireless network: Tap Add new URL and enter */*
Syncing with Exchange (Setting up ActiveSync on the iPAQ)
- Tap Start -> ActiveSync -> Tools -> Options -> Server -> Options
- Enter your username, clear the password field, and then enter your password
- Tap OK twice in the upper right
- Tap Sync. It may take your iPAQ a few minutes to sync up the first time
General wireless network troubleshooting
- Start by turning off the wireless card by tapping Start -> iPAQ Wireless -> iPAQ Wireless -> WLAN
- This should set WLAN to be orange. Wait 10 seconds, then tap WLAN again (should turn green)
- Watch the indicator led on the upper left of the iPAQ. It should start as orange, and then turn green
- If the indicator led does not turn on or you are still unable to use the wireless network, soft-reset the iPAQ by pushing the recessed button on the bottom right edge of the iPAQ with the stylus
- If you are still having wireless issue after this, turn off the iPAQ, remove it from its sleeve, and remove the battery for 10 seconds
- Put the battery back in and try wireless again. If problems still persist, come to the Help Desk.
What to do if your iPAQ runs out of battery life
- Start by connecting your iPAQ to power (either with the cradle or adapter)
- Wait 15-30 minutes, and then press the soft-reset button on the bottom right edge of the iPAQ with the stylus
- The iPAQ should power on at this point. It is recommended that you let the iPAQ charge at least another 90 minutes before continuing
- With the iPAQ decently recharged, tap Start -> Programs -> iPAQ Backup -> Restore -> Restore -> Start
- This will reload your iPAQ in 5-10 minutes. After the restore is complete, perform the soft-reset as instructed
The wireless network may need to be reconfigured at this point.
- Tap Start -> File Explorer -> iPAQ File Store -> iPAQ Backup -> RHIT WEP Key
- Double tap (to select the entire key), tap and hold on the WEP key, and then tap Copy
- Tap OK in the upper right, then the X. Tap Start -> iPAQ Wireless -> iPAQ Wireless -> WLAN (to turn it green)
- A window should popup in a few seconds asking which wireless network to connect to, select RHIT
- A second later a window asking for the WEP Key will appear. Tap and hold within the box and tap paste. Wireless should now be functional again