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activating infrared port if laptop

By sourabh ยท 7 replies
Mar 18, 2005
  1. activating infrared port of laptop

    i have toshiba m35x s109 notebook. i want to activate infrared port on that. can anyone tell me how to activate infrared port or i have to install any software for that.

    i am using windows xp home edition. is it possible an infrared connection in windows xp home edition or i have to upgrade it

    please tell me
  2. vhunter

    vhunter TS Rookie Posts: 84

    1. Reboot your computer
    2. As soon as you see the first screen ever pop up, then hit F8, or whatever button it tells you to press if you want to get into the setup. It will appear somewhere on the page.
    3. When Setup opens, scroll through the pages until it mentions an "IR Port." Set the corresponding value from "Off" to whatever "On" setting there is.
    4. Save changes, then exit Setup.
    5. Infrared port should be enabled.
  3. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    It's probably the delete key that you need to hit to enter the BIOS setup. If not the delete key, then it's most likely F4 or F10, but it should never be F8 since F8 is used by Windows for start up options. In the BIOS setup, check the integrated peripherals section.
  4. sourabh

    sourabh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    i entered bios (f2 key) but there is no such option in that it has very few options. it is versio 1.40 of bios
    and i am using windows xp home edition.
    please tell me another way or i have to upgrade it to win xp.
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Your problem has nothing to dow with XP Home or Pro.
    Using that same Everest I advised you in another post, it should tell you if your IR is active or not. What do you want to use it for?
    Basically it is only good for communicating with a mobile phone or PDA, and that at a very slow speed.
  6. sourabh

    sourabh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    i dont know how to identify it is active or not. can you tell me is it active or not. if not how to activate it.

    Device Properties:
    Driver Description Infrared Port
    Driver Date 7/1/2001
    Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
    Driver Provider Microsoft
    INF File netrasa.inf
    Hardware ID MS_IrdaMiniport

    everest shows this when i click on infrared

    i want to use it with my mobile phone for transfering images.
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Looks like it is installed. You will need some 3rd-party software to communicate between phone and laptop. Can't help you there.
  8. VIWANAN_2007

    VIWANAN_2007 TS Rookie

    hi guyz i'm newbie here... i want to know something... juz fe days aogo format ma laptop Compaq Presario V3000... format successful ..but prob is... the infrared didn't work.... how to enable it in Compaq Laptop...can someone help me to tell the way how to enable the infrared......thanks a million in advances...
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