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- ThinkPad X31 "no infrared adapter installed"
- Enrico C
January 5, 2007, 10:31 pm
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Windows say it is working, as "Ibm Thinkpad Fast" IRDA port, on
Intel(R) 82801DBM LPC Interface Controlle, on 02F8-02FF IRQ3 DMA3 no
conflicts, 17/03/2001 driver (irenum.sys and nscirda.sys files in
Set Transceiver A and B to Vishay.
But I can't get the IRDA port to work.
The Nokia PC Suite (Connection Settings) says it can't find the IRDA
Trying to install IrComm2k, it says: "no infrared adapter installed"
Re: ThinkPad X31 "no infrared adapter installed"
Kevin Weaver wrote:
How so? I don't know why it isn't working in the OP's case, but IR is /
was a very common way of connecting a mobile phone to a laptop - pretty
much everyone in my last office used their mobile phones with their
laptops in this way (all IBM Thinkpads and Nokia mobiles). Granted these
days Bluetooth has taken over. We also used it for copying files from
one laptop to another.
To the OP, it should work straight out of the box - you might want to
try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, make sure you have the
latest version of the Nokia Suite, and that all the relevant components
of the Nokia suite are installed (Dependant on version, there may be
several components that have to be downloaded separately from Nokia and
installed *in the correct sequence* - it is not the most user friendly
I'd also check for the latest drivers from IBM (Lenovo?) and that
everything is enabled correctly with no conflicts at BIOS level - we had
some strange issues with a programming package that had to have the
laptop serial port enabled in the BIOS - when it was disabled, every
other piece of serial comms software we tried worked fine, Windows
reported everything was fine with the port, but this one piece of
software couldn't find the port. Enabled it in BIOS and off it went.
As a quick test, with Nokia software not installed / not running (and
not in the system tray) you should be able to setup Windows to give you
an IR status indicator in the system tray. If you turn on IR on your
mobile and wave it in front of the IR port, does it register (audible /
visual indication?). How about with a second laptop with IR (if you can
get hold of one)?
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