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Old 06-05-03, 12:17 PM
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Cannot connect Laptop and cell phone via infrared port

I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 with XP pro and a Sony Ericsson T68i

I downloaded their connectivity software so i can connect the phone and computer and installed it. I turned on the infrared on the phone and aimed it at the computer. They will not connect. I have not used the infrared on the computer as of yet so I have no experience with it. Does anyone know what i need to do to get a connection? The software's help does not help me at all.

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Old 06-05-03, 12:26 PM
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I found this online...
1. Download the Sony Ericsson Modem Scripts for T68/i/ie to your computer, which is located under 'Synchronization'. Remember where you place the file.
2. Open 'Phone and Modem Options' in the Control Panel.
3. Check on what COM port the standard IR modem has been placed (this is the COM port that the Phone's IR modem should be connected to).
4. Mark the Standard IR modem.
5. Click 'Properties', Click 'Driver', and 'Update Driver'.
6. Choose 'Install from a specific location', Click Next.
7. Choose 'Don't search I will choose driver to install'.
8. Click 'Have Disk'.
9. Point towards the Phone's IR modem script. Click Next.
10. Click continue anyway when the installation warning is displayed (the modem drivers are fully tested, digital signatures for these modems are not available as of today).

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When i go to phones and modems i don't see any IR drivers. I do have a IR port. Where do i go with this?
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Old 06-05-03, 06:08 PM
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Load into the 8200's BIOS.

I believe it's F2 at at the Dell Inspiron blue boot screen...

ensure that IrDA is enabled in the BIOS.

Then load XP and ensure that IrDA is enabled.
Then ensure that IrDA is enabled on your phone.

standby with IrDA enabled will drain your phone's battery much faster than normal standby.
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Old 06-06-03, 08:17 AM
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thank you! that did the trick.

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