Infra red on laptop

  anniesboy68 19:01 02 Dec 2004

Please excuse this what may seem an elementary question to some. My second hand laptop has a infra red port. Do I understand correctly that if I purchase a USB infra red dongle or adaptor device for my main computer that I will be able to communicate between them. What will be any limitations?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:14 02 Dec 2004

need to be in line of sight and not to far apart approx 1 metre.

  anniesboy68 19:18 02 Dec 2004

Fruit Bat /\0/\... Ummmm, thats not too hot is it, a metre!!! Is that the only limitation, What about accessing, say, the internet. I'm on broadband with my main one, the portable is not connected...yet.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:31 02 Dec 2004

had IR on an old HP laptop best results at a metre drop outs futher out. never tried to network through IR or share access but used mobile and IR to connect to web.

  anniesboy68 19:35 02 Dec 2004

Fruit Bat /\0/\.... ok tks ab68

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