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I dunk for bananas Page Icon Posted 2024-02-01 1:40 PM
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I have two CE devices with IrDa interfaces. Sadly I don't have any way of directly connecting with my PC to either of them, so I've been wondering:

Would it be possible to pass the IrDa port of one of the devices through to my PC (it has USB), so that I can effectively communicate through that device over IrDa with the other one?
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goldfishdev Page Icon Posted 2024-02-01 4:44 PM
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Some early 2000s laptops have IrDa built in, but you can buy adapters. Tekram or IRmate are probably the most consistent from what I've heard.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2024-02-01 6:52 PM
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Not at the hardware level. It's technically possible to do it over IP, but you'd need a router software in the middle and an ethernet/WiFi connection on the middle device to facilitate that.

Your best bet is a for simplicity. You can do ActiveSync over IP as well if you have an Ethernet adapter. Everything is simpler over serial/IR though.
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