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rs232 or com ports in windows mobile 5.0

rs232 or com ports in windows mobile 5.0

rs232 or com ports in windows mobile 5.0

Hello all,
I have a Fujitsu Siemens LOOX N560 PDA runnnig windows mobile 5.0 and I want to connect a serial device to it. The LOOX has a USB connector but no serial connector. The cable with this connector is not available anymore (as far as i can tell). I have tried using a USB to serial cable using a PL2303 chip but the driver does not seem to work. Windows, recognises a new device and asks for the driver name but I have tried everything I can think of but it doesnt work.
I have also tried using a serial to bluetooth adapter and using th bluetooth connection. This seems to connect to the PDA and open a virtual com port but I have no way of checking if data is being transmitted. The device I suspect (or at least the software for it) can only use certian com ports. I have specified COM4 for the bluetooth but the software cannot open it. It can see COM1 and COM3. I think these are being used by something else. COM1 i think is the internal GPS. How can I disable one of these ports (COM3) preferably to try and connect the rs232 device?
or is there another way? I don't mind spending a bit of cash on a new cable but nothing extreme.
Many thanks

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