infrared port on laptop problems

  sype 09:31 12 Feb 2006

some times the infrared port on my laptop works and sometimes it does not. is there any settings i can go
into to manually turn the infrared on. windows xp home

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:56 12 Feb 2006

The initial IR settings will be in the BIOS.

Check in device manager for yellow exclamtion against IR drivers.

  dms05 11:09 12 Feb 2006

In Windows you need to go to Control Panel>Wireless Link. You'll find all the IR settings there.

Windows sets IR up to scan every x seconds to find new IR links. Generally I'be always found the IR link to be reliable and easily woken up by any IR device that comes within range.

It is very important to have the IR device within range at a suitable angle, especially vertically. I find if I have my Nokia too close to the IR sensor on my laptop the IR isn't detected. 1 foot (30cm) seems a good reliable distance.

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