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    USB IR stick to COM port??

    Hello. I was woindering if anyone could help.

    I have my car pc running Windows XP on a Epia 800 Motherboard. I have a small USB IR device from which I would liek to use to control my pc with. I have been reading about it and most people say that once you install the USB device you can configure it to be setup as a COM port. When in install my USB device is add's a new section under my device manager called USB devices not universal serial bus. I am unable to configure anything about it. I believe somehow I can setup a USB to serial bridge so that I can setup the USB IR device to be recognized on a COM port so that all the frontend programs will find it. I know the RS232 serial IR's work fine but I want to use a USB controller.. Can anyone tell me how i can do this please or link me to some software that will do this.

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    Uhh... need more details man. What brand/make/model is it? Probably it's not going to work, I've never heard of bridging a USB to a serial port. If it didn't show up as one, I really don't think you can trick it into thinking it is. You can get USB to serial adapters, then just get a serial IR device, but that's beside the point, and probably retarded since you have serial ports on your MoBo.
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    i realy can't give you a brand. it's from china so i guess it's a generic type brand which is mass produced for international shipping..

    this is a picture of it




    if that helps at all..

    so yuo can't assign a COM port to a USB device? I thought it may well have been possible considering you can get bigger bulkier devices that will work liek irman or IR2PC..

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    You can't assign a com port to usb device unless the device either comes with that capability, or comes with software that spoofs it. I know you can't do it just with windows though.
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    Hrm intersting.. I thought it would work when i bought it. Serial cables are too bulky which is why i wanted a USB control.. oh well i might have to find a speciffic remote that will definately work or something.. I read somewhere that with some of the USB IR devices that when you install the windows 2000 driver it comes up with a USB to serial bridge in the Universal Serial Bus section which would allow you to achieve a communications link to the com port that you set up.

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    Anoyther thought could you say hook one of these up to a USB to serial keyboard and set it to work that way at all?

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    That's IRDA, it's for transferring data. You can't use that with a remote or control your computer with it.
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    no what i mean is like a USB convertor for those who want to convert a USB mouse to work on the ps2 port..

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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    That's IRDA, it's for transferring data. You can't use that with a remote or control your computer with it.
    You actually can, many IrDA devices are compatible with the 38-kbps ASK modulation used in TV remotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxcarpc
    no what i mean is like a USB convertor for those who want to convert a USB mouse to work on the ps2 port..
    You won't be able to use anything like that.
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