Do I need any drivers for my external USB IrDA-port?

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  1. martin72 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have an intel-based macbookpro (mb134) with an IR-port, how can I connect my mobile phone (it has IRDA also) with it to use as a GPRS-modem, or it's just a receiver?

    thanks.
     
  2. martin72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do I need any drivers for my external USB IrDA-port?

    Hello,

    I plugged an external USB-2-IR-port adaptor into my intel macbookpro (system is 10.5.7) , it shows up in system information with a right name and manufacturer. What should I do now to connect to my mobile phone and use it as a GPRS-modem for internet? I cannot see "IRDA Modem" in my Network system preferences.

    thanks.
     
  3. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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  4. martin72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know why moderator put my 2 threads into 1, I had 2 different questions about different perepherials (internal and external ir-ports)

    OK now please answer the second question: do I have to install drivers for my _external_ usb ir-port dongle or it's already installed if I can see it in the system information with a right name and manufacturer?
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Look up the brand and manufacturer of the IR port and see if they have drivers.
     
  6. martin72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem is that this not very popular chinese dongle (ks-959) seems has no drivers for Mac, but I thought maybe I don't need them because the device is recognized properly as it shows its name and manufacturer and parameters in System information utility.
     
  7. calliban macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for resurrecting this dead topic, but I have the same problem.

    The KS-959 shows up as "USB to IRDA":

    USB to IRDA:

    Product ID: 0x4959
    Vendor ID: 0x07d0
    Version: 1.00
    Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Kingsun CO.
    Location ID: 0x04100000
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 100


    But it does not show up anywhere else in my system.

    Is there any king of solution to it?
     

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