View Full Version : joseph, or anyone else, help: Infrared?

02-09-04, 11:10
hey there techies! :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

lol i know others might kno the answer too but oh well, joseph, ure the infamous techie http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif
anyway i have a device i want to connect to my puter via IR but im not quite sure if my MB supports IR...
here's what they say about my Motherboard in the manual:
Embedded Super I/Ofunctions:
- Two UARTs support two serial ports and IR function for HPSIR and ASKIR what does that mean? whats HPSIR and ASKIR? does that mean i have a 'built-in' IR device-whatever thingy or what?

thanks http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

02-09-04, 11:49
Hi TopCat http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

You probably have inbuilt support for IR device (usually COM2 port). To enable inbuilt support, you need to set up that COM2 should use HPSIR or ASKIR function. On your motherboard there should be a connector for real IR device you should connect.

If you select that COM2 should use HPSIR or ASKIR function, COM2 port will be unavailabe to recieve or transmit data as usualy, instead you will need to connect IR cell to your motherboard.

I'll try to find some pictures on the net about it http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

02-09-04, 12:02
oh okay i see. so i need to buy a real transmiter? damn http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
thanks bokkie! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

02-09-04, 12:50
You can buy USB ones now adays, for dirt cheap, the one in the link is expensive from Ebay, but look and you will get one for as little as 8.

USB IrDa (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=170&item=5118390256&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)

02-09-04, 13:38
i think ill get a bluetooth adapter instead http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

02-09-04, 16:47
Thanks Bokkie http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif TCTB: I know as much about infrared on a pc as my 81 year old mother. :D I only know (and like to share) what i have experience with myself. So: NOT a PS2 converter, NOT infrared, err laptops, i dunno much about 'em because i don't have one.
I learn many new things here too. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

02-09-04, 18:28
lol well i thought ud know smth bout that! nvm now hehe thatnks god we have bokkie :D
anyway thanks guys! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

02-09-04, 20:15
Originally posted by TopCat.TopBeing:
i think ill get a bluetooth adapter instead http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Yes sorry i forgot to mention that, TCTB was i of any use to someone else for once :eek: LOL. Maybe not!

03-09-04, 07:30
I think that bluetooth is the best solution. I have 2 at home (on laptop and desktop comp), and i createted a wireless private network via bluetooth ;) If you are buying it for your mobile, that's even better - range is about 10m (including walls) and you don't need to route the mobile to the bluetooth adapter (since it's working at 2.4GHz) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Here is a very good bluetooth adapter I have at home, it costs about 20 euros here in Serbia http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


For more info, click here (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/communication/cmu/pro_cmu_detail.php?UID=449) ;)

03-09-04, 11:19
Hi Joseph http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I was just wondering if your 81 year old mother agrees with Bokkie http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

03-09-04, 13:30
:D I'm sure she does, Sim. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif