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Does Win ME assign a virtual IR port ?

By simon.topp ·
I am trying to connect a Nokia 7110 to a Windows ME Laptop, The modem driver needs to be pointed at a Virtual IR port. The problem is as follows, on some laptops e.g a Dell and a Toshiba a virtual IR port is shown under Ports in Device manager, on other machines (an Acer and a Gericom) this does not show. A "Fast IR Device" or "Serial IR Device" is shown in Network adapters. Why does this happen and how can I change it ?

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Does Win ME assign a virtual IR port ?

by purple713 In reply to Does Win ME assign a vir ...

Check the CMOS to make sure that it is enabled. In some machines this is diabled.

Good luck.

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by simon.topp In reply to Does Win ME assign a vir ...

Thanks for your answer, I checked that and IR was enabled in BIOS. Some kind of IR device is found because. A link between the PC and phone is established, but no virtual IR port or device is shown

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Does Win ME assign a virtual IR port ?

by Tim O'Dea In reply to Does Win ME assign a vir ...

I have experienced many problems with IR connectivity since "upgrading" to WIN2K. I am now able to connect a Motorola Lseries handphone to a Toshiba Satellite laptop through information supplied from the following site. It refers to drivers and where to get them.

www.gsm.org.uk/win2k.htm

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by simon.topp In reply to Does Win ME assign a vir ...

The site was very helpful. Apparently full copies of ME don't install virtual IR ports (some registry keys missing) but upgrades and some laptop manufacturers copies do. The site also includes files to fix this issue

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