IrDA

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Morg_NZ, May 8, 2005.

  1. Morg_NZ macrumors newbie

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    Third post here and yet again a dumb question.

    Can anyone recommend a !rDA adaptor that I can buy in the UK for my Mini mac??? I've been using Mac for 4 days now so please take it easy with the slightly stupid questions that I seem to ask.
    I've got a BAFO 120 one but can't find drivers for the thing!!!!! :confused:
     
  2. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SURELY SOMEONE CAN RECOMMEND ONE???
     
  3. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

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    sorry

    i have been using mac for several years
    but as far as i have seen, there aren't any IrDA equipment that really works with macs.

    at least not in the UK

    if you have a phone... consider buying A bluetooth phone instead
    you may also buy a phone with flash memory cards and use PCMIA card

    the same goes for Palm / Pocket PC handheld...
     
  4. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers,
    I'm not after getting a phone to link to my Mac...it's actually a dive computer that uses IrDA to pass on dive profiles to jtrak in OS X

    ANYONE SEEN ANYTHING???
     
  5. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OH PLEASE SOMEONE !!!!!!

    Surely someone here has seen or found a driver that can work!!!
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    No promises, but this one should work with a Mac as it claims to follow the standards...

    ...there should be internal support for it in OS X, because the IrDA port shows up as a possible networking port on my girlfriends Pismo (which has a built-in IrDA port) running Panther...
     
  8. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry but I'm still not having any luck getting a driver!!!!!!!
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Driver...? :confused:

    Normally these small devices doesn't need drivers on Macs, given that this one claims to follow both the IrDA 1.1 and USB 1.1 standard, your Mac should be able to recognize it without any drivers...

    ...and if it for some reason shouldn't work, well isn't there a return option with online purchases in the UK, too...? ;)
     
  10. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I thought!!! but my mac doesn't even recognise it when it's plugged in???
     
  11. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    There didn't show up an IrDA configurable port under System Preferences -> Network -> Show: Network Port Configuration? Even after a reboot (with the device plugged in)? And did you try both USB ports? I know they're supposed to be the same, but some USB devices I've tried will, for some very odd reason, just work if I plug them into the leftmost USB port on my iBook... do not ask me why... :)
     
  12. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    NOTHING, Might try a friends adaptor to see if mines f&%&ed :mad:
     
  13. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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  14. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ?????? you've lost me with that quote?? Quite chilled......just stuck. Give a guy a break!!! 6th day as a mac user and a bit stuck with a problem!!!!
    :confused:
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Please don't swear (your previous post). And it's possible that the one you have isn't mac compatible. Have you looked at any of the ones in the link I posted previously?
     
  16. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SWEAR!!!!! yes I did look at the ones posted and I'll have a look at them when I get a day or time off to do so
     
  17. cousteau macrumors newbie

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    Try the Belkin one recommended by Jtrak

    Hi there I am also a frustrated diving mac user with a Uwatec computer.

    For the last few years I have been using Virtual PC with my Uwatec computer(s) but it looks like Jtrak is getting closer to a solution. The documentation with this suggests the Belkin IRDA adaptor available here http://misco.co.uk/productinformation/~88034~/BELKIN USB IRDA SMARTBEAM.htm

    Now if only someone had a Uwatec to UDCF dive log convertor - but don't get me started...

    Jacques
     
  18. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    YAY........someone who knows my problem. Can you tell me what mac and OS your using???
    As for the convertor....I've got a couple of hundred dives stored on my old PC that I can't get ovet to jtrak.........on saying this I'm still glad that jtrak has been developed.
     
  19. Love 2 Dive macrumors newbie

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    Connecting via Irda on a Mac

    Hi people,

    I also got a problem connecting my dive computer with my Mac.
    I've got a belkin F5U235ea in combination with my powerbook G4
    (OSX 10.3.9)
    I've tried the Jtrak in combination with my Smart Tec dive computer and it doesn't work. I asked Frobese in germany and they responded that the protocol is not suported for this Belkin model and i have to wait until a new version of Jtrak comes out that supports it.

    I am also trying to connect to my cellphone (NOKIA 5140) and that also doesn't work.

    If anybody has an id how to solve these problems please let me know.
    (Buying other stuff isn't a option)
     
  20. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I FEEL YOUR PAIN AS WELL
     
  21. scubabeano macrumors member

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    JTrak and macs

    oh dear - this doesn't look promising. I too have just bought an Uwatec Smartpro and want to sync it up to my Mac via an infrared adaptor. The only one i can find is the Belkin.
    Anyone get any further with it? am i wasting my money buying the IrDA?? :confused:

    I'd be very grateful for any replies!
     
  22. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sold mine and purchased a VR3 and a copy of virtual pc !!!!
     
  23. scubabeano macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply! I have a dumb question - what's a VR3? :confused:
    So is the only way round it getting virtual PC? say it ain't so...
     
  24. Morg_NZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Try this for your answer..
    http://www.vr3.co.uk

    slightly more upmarket from the Uwatec {£1200.00} :eek: but well worth it. And yep Virtual is the only way at this point.
     
  25. scubabeano macrumors member

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    Thanks Morg, but i'm really happy with my Uwatec - it came highly recommended by some instructor friends. And I already paid for Office for Mac, so I guess i'm just going to have to do the old fashioned writing in my log book (with a real pen and everything!). Hey ho...
    It would be interesting to see a blow-by-blow account of my dive profiles, but at the end of the day money's money!
     

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