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Old 11-03-2004, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is a infrared port?

I just realized my laptop has a infrared port. What on earth for?



Wow I didn't know that...

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Old 11-04-2004, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, for one......you can print from it!
So, if you setup a LaserJet 5P printer (which has an infrared receiver) on your laptop...you can choose the infrared port and then when you want to print.....just point the laptop to the printer and you will hear a little buzzing sound (seriously) and the doc will print!
Comes handy in hotels!
Just an earlier form of "Wi-Fi" my friend.
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