Tech Note 540 Detail

AirLink-DataStudio Setup

Affected Products:

PS-2005 PASPORT AirLink SI
PS-2010 PASPORT AirLink 2

Problem/Symptom:
How do I connect a PASPort AirLink to DataStudio on a PC?

PASCO Solution:

Both the AirLink SI and the Airlink2 are compatible with the current version of DataStudio 1.9.8.9. Please follow the directions below to configure the devices:

Windows 7

  1. Install DataStudio according to the directions in Tech Note 583.
  2. If your computer does not have a Bluetooth radio installed, connect a USB Bluetooth radio to the computer and allow Windows to install the drivers for the radio.
  3. Connect the AirLink to an external power adapter or make sure that it has a full charge.
  4. Turn on the AirLink.
  5. Click the Windows icon and select Devices & Printers.
  6. Click Add a device.
  7. Wait up to a minute for the AirLink to be detected. (The ID should match that on the bottom of the AirLink.)
  8. Select the AirLink.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Allow windows to add the device to the computer.
  11. Return to the Devices and Printers window.
  12. Double-click on the AirLink.
  13. Go to the Hardware tab.
  14. Remember the COM number.
  15. Go to step 13 of the Windows XP configuration directions.

Vista

  1. If your computer does not have a Bluetooth radio installed, connect a USB Bluetooth radio to the computer and allow Windows to install the drivers for the radio.
  2. Connect the AirLink to an external power adapter or make sure that it has a full charge.
  3. Turn on the AirLink.
  4. Go to Start > Control Panel > Bluetooth.
  5. Select Add Wireless Device.
  6. Wait up to a minute for the AirLink to be detected. (The ID should match that on the bottom of the AirLink. If the AirLink is not detected after a minute, right-click on the window and select Refresh.)
  7. Select the AirLink.
  8. Enter the code 1234.
  9. Go to Bluetooth Setting and select COM Ports.
  10. Remember the outgoing COM number.
  11. Go to step 13 of the Windows XP configuration directions.

Windows XP

  1. Upgrade to Windows Service Pack 2 of Windows XP in order to have native Bluetooth support.
  2. Check that you have the latest version of DataStudio installed. (Windows 7 or Vista users see Tech Note 583 for special installation instructions.)
  3. If your computer does not have a Bluetooth radio installed, connect a USB Bluetooth radio to the computer and allow Windows to install the drivers for the radio.
  4. Make sure that the AirLink is fully charged.
  5. Turn on the AirLink and position it close to the Bluetooth radio on the computer. (The amber light should blink slowly.)
  6. Select Bluetooth in the Control Panel or double click on the Bluetooth icon in the Windows tool tray.

  7. Check My Device is Setup and Ready to be Found.

  8. Click Add.... Windows will scan for all Bluetooth adapters that are within range.
  9. Select the IPSI number corresponding to the Airlink to which you wish to connect. (The IPSI number appears on the bottom of the Airlink.)

  10. Enter 1234 as the passkey.

  11. Record the outgoing COM port number.

  12. Close the Windows Bluetooth Manager.
  13. Open DataStudio.
  14. Select Create Experiment.
  15. Click Setup.
  16. Click Choose Interface...

  17. Select PASPort for the interface type.
  18. Type the outgoing COM port corresponding to the AirLink into the AirLink SI box. Do not use any spaces. For example, type "COM6", not "COM 6".
  19. Click OK. (It may take up to 30 seconds for the AirLink to connect. )
  20. Click Start.
  21. If the Start button is still grayed-out,
    1. Reposition the AirLink and Bluetooth radio.
    2. Reopen the Choose Interface... dialog.
    3. Re-close the dialog box.
  22. If you still have a problem connecting, please contact Technical Support.

Creation Date: 08/24/2005
Last Modified: 05/13/2013
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