PuppetMaster Quickstart guide for Symbian Series 60 Phones

 

Setting up PuppetMaster involves the following steps

  1. Download and Install PuppetMaster
  2. Transfer the Symbian client to your phone
  3. Setting up PuppetMaster under Windows as a client
  4. Determining the correct serial port to use

a)     WIDCOMM Bluetooth drivers

b)    Microsoft Bluetooth drivers

  1. Connecting the first time
  2. FAQ

 

 

1. Download and Install PuppetMaster

 

Go to http://www.lim.com.au/PuppetMaster

Select the download page and click on the “Windows Installer” package.

Save the file to your computer. When it has finished downloading run the installer.

 

2. Transfer the Symbian client to your phone

 

This example assumes a Nokia phone. For other brands, please consult with your documentation on how to transfer the file to your phone.

 

Install the Nokia PC Suite software that came with your phone. Use the “Install applications” program.

 

In the left pane, navigate to C:\Program Files\PuppetMaster\Symbian Series 60 Client. You should see a screen similar to the following:

 

 

Select PuppetMaster.SIS and transfer it to your phone. You will need to complete the installation by clicking on your phone.

 

3. Setting up PuppetMaster under Windows as a client

 

On some systems, PuppetMaster is able to automatically set up the necessary configuration. If the status shows:

“Disconnected: Awaiting Connection from Device”

when you start PuppetMaster for the first time, you can skip this section and the following one also (Sections 3 and 4).

 

Run PuppetMaster. Click on Preferences. Under Device selection, click to add a new device.

 

 

[Note: You may have to click OK on your phone during this phase while the Sony Ericsson auto-detecter is running]

 

When the “Add Device” dialog shows, select “Server for Symbian Phones.”

Do NOT Select your phone name from the list.

 

You will be prompted to specify a serial device to use

 

 

This serial port is the port used to connect from your phone to your computer.

It is not the same as the port used to connect from your computer to your phone.

To determine which port you need to use, check section (4).

 

After this, PuppetMaster should say it is waiting for a connection on the COM port you have selected.

 

4. Determining the correct serial port to use

 

There are two common Bluetooth drivers in use.  This document contains screenshots of WIDCOMM and Microsoft drivers.

 

4.a WIDCOMM Bluetooth drivers

 

 

If your Bluetooth control panel looks like the following screenshot, then you have WIDCOMM drivers installed.

 

 

The Serial port you need to use is circled in red.

 

4.b Microsoft Bluetooth drivers

 

If your Bluetooth control panel looks like the following screenshot, then you have Microsoft drivers installed. You need to make sure that you have paired your phone with your computer.

 

 

The serial port you need is in an “Incoming” direction – in the screenshot above, the serial port required is circled in red. If you do NOT have it listed, you may need to click “Add” and setup an incoming serial port.

 

5. Connecting from your phone

 

Now you’re all set up to connect from your phone!

 

The first time you run PuppetMaster, you will need to make sure that your computer is discoverable. Once you have successfully connected once, you will be shown a list of computers you have previously connected to, so you will not need to have your computer set to discoverable.

 

6. FAQ

 

Q: PuppetMaster (Symbian Client) does not find any devices to connect to.

 

A: Make sure that your computer is set to discoverable. Make sure that your phone is NOT already connected to any other devices.

 

 

Q: PuppetMaster (Symbian Client) finds my computer, but when I connect, there is a connection failure.

 

A: Most probably, the COM port on your computer is configured incorrectly. Consult with section (4) on how to determine the correct COM port to use. Some drivers may require the options “Startup Automatically” to be turned on, and “Secure Connection” to be turned off to make it work.

 

 

Q: What is this “Menu” key that some of the help screens talk about?

 

A: Use the marker button to access the extras menu.