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Pre-requisite for a fully working IrCOMM2k is an installed and functioning infrared adapter. On Notebooks they are usually installed on the system board, for a Desktop-PC you could most likely choose from a variety of external adapters (Serial, USB or to install onto the system board). Once you installed the infrared adapter drivers und confirmed they are running, you can install IrCOMM2k as described below:
Upgrade from previous version
The setup application has been designed to allow for easy upgrades. Before starting the upgrade and clicking on "Install", please ensure the below:
In the Control Panel, click "Wireless Link".
Select "Image Transfer". The first option has to be de-selected.
Wireless image transfer uses the IrCOMM-Service, the service won't work unless de-activated. When the service is required by an application, the Infrared-COM-Port can't be open. In other words: no application which uses the port should be running.
As an alternative to disabling the wireless image transfer you might be able to simply de-activate "Allow only active IR connection establishment". Details can be found in section Configuration.
IrCOMM2k offers many configuration options. To open the configuration dialog,
you need to open the Device Manager, e.g. via Computer Management, which
you will find in Control Panel / Administrative Tools. In the Device Manager
look for Ports (COM & LPT) and double-click the Infrared Virtual COM Port.
The Virtual IR COM Port properties page opens now. The Properties-tab shows all values that could be changed. They are explained below:
Should you really decide to remove this great driver, you can again use the setup-application. Run Setup.exe, click "Un-Install" - done! From version 1.2.1 you will also find IrCOMM2k listed in Control Panel -> Add/Remove Software, where you could run the setup-application from.
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