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  1. #1
    G Hampton
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    I am in the UK and would like an infra red adapter to use between my PC
    (Win XP) and Nokia 6100. A friend is travelling to Hong Kong this week on
    business and I was going to ask him to buy me one over there.

    Neither of us know much about this so if I just tell him to find me a
    "USB infra red adapter" will this be ok? Are there different versions
    that can only be used on certain pcs/phones? Should he be able to get
    them from the local mobile phone shops? How much cheaper is it likely to
    be over there? I have found one on ebay for about 18 exc delivery.

    Thanks.





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  2. #2
    G Hampton
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    Re: Infra Red adapter abroad

    "G Hampton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I am in the UK and would like an infra red adapter to use between my PC
    > (Win XP) and Nokia 6100. A friend is travelling to Hong Kong this week

    on
    > business and I was going to ask him to buy me one over there.
    >
    > Neither of us know much about this so if I just tell him to find me a
    > "USB infra red adapter" will this be ok? Are there different versions
    > that can only be used on certain pcs/phones? Should he be able to get
    > them from the local mobile phone shops? How much cheaper is it likely

    to
    > be over there? I have found one on ebay for about 18 exc delivery.


    Sorry, another question - should the adapter come with a CD for
    installation, and if not, can this be downloaded from the Internet?





  3. #3
    Chris Blunt
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    Re: Infra Red adapter abroad

    On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 10:12:18 +0100, "G Hampton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"G Hampton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> I am in the UK and would like an infra red adapter to use between my PC
    >> (Win XP) and Nokia 6100. A friend is travelling to Hong Kong this week

    >on
    >> business and I was going to ask him to buy me one over there.
    >>
    >> Neither of us know much about this so if I just tell him to find me a
    >> "USB infra red adapter" will this be ok? Are there different versions
    >> that can only be used on certain pcs/phones? Should he be able to get
    >> them from the local mobile phone shops? How much cheaper is it likely

    >to
    >> be over there? I have found one on ebay for about 18 exc delivery.

    >
    >Sorry, another question - should the adapter come with a CD for
    >installation, and if not, can this be downloaded from the Internet?


    I bought an IR adapter in Hong Kong last year, but I think I paid
    about the same as you've seen it for on eBay. You might get it a
    little cheaper in Hong Kong, but for that kind of money I wouldn't get
    too excited about any saving.

    A good place to find that kind of thing is the computer shopping
    centre in Wanchai, between Lockhart Road and Hennessy Road. Its
    located right outside one of the entrances to the Wanchai MTR. Take
    the exit that says "Southorn Garden"

    Yes, it should come with a CD with the drivers on, but I found a later
    version of them on the manufacturer's website.




  4. #4
    Geoff
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    Re: Infra Red adapter abroad

    I bought one from the www.ebuyer.com site for about 12.50 incl VAT and
    delivery. Works fine between my laptop and Nokia 7110

    "Chris Blunt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 10:12:18 +0100, "G Hampton"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >"G Hampton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >> I am in the UK and would like an infra red adapter to use between my PC
    > >> (Win XP) and Nokia 6100. A friend is travelling to Hong Kong this week

    > >on
    > >> business and I was going to ask him to buy me one over there.
    > >>
    > >> Neither of us know much about this so if I just tell him to find me a
    > >> "USB infra red adapter" will this be ok? Are there different versions
    > >> that can only be used on certain pcs/phones? Should he be able to get
    > >> them from the local mobile phone shops? How much cheaper is it likely

    > >to
    > >> be over there? I have found one on ebay for about 18 exc delivery.

    > >
    > >Sorry, another question - should the adapter come with a CD for
    > >installation, and if not, can this be downloaded from the Internet?

    >
    > I bought an IR adapter in Hong Kong last year, but I think I paid
    > about the same as you've seen it for on eBay. You might get it a
    > little cheaper in Hong Kong, but for that kind of money I wouldn't get
    > too excited about any saving.
    >
    > A good place to find that kind of thing is the computer shopping
    > centre in Wanchai, between Lockhart Road and Hennessy Road. Its
    > located right outside one of the entrances to the Wanchai MTR. Take
    > the exit that says "Southorn Garden"
    >
    > Yes, it should come with a CD with the drivers on, but I found a later
    > version of them on the manufacturer's website.
    >






  5. #5
    G
    Guest

    Re: Infra Red adapter abroad

    I was in Maplins the other day (a usb one), and saw one for about 20.
    Buying it somewhere like that means you can take it back if it stops working
    (although I'd be tempted by the 12.50 one I must admit).


    "Geoff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I bought one from the www.ebuyer.com site for about 12.50 incl VAT and
    > delivery. Works fine between my laptop and Nokia 7110
    >
    > "Chris Blunt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 10:12:18 +0100, "G Hampton"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > >"G Hampton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > >news:[email protected]
    > > >> I am in the UK and would like an infra red adapter to use between my

    PC
    > > >> (Win XP) and Nokia 6100. A friend is travelling to Hong Kong this

    week
    > > >on
    > > >> business and I was going to ask him to buy me one over there.
    > > >>
    > > >> Neither of us know much about this so if I just tell him to find me a
    > > >> "USB infra red adapter" will this be ok? Are there different versions
    > > >> that can only be used on certain pcs/phones? Should he be able to get
    > > >> them from the local mobile phone shops? How much cheaper is it likely
    > > >to
    > > >> be over there? I have found one on ebay for about 18 exc delivery.
    > > >
    > > >Sorry, another question - should the adapter come with a CD for
    > > >installation, and if not, can this be downloaded from the Internet?

    > >
    > > I bought an IR adapter in Hong Kong last year, but I think I paid
    > > about the same as you've seen it for on eBay. You might get it a
    > > little cheaper in Hong Kong, but for that kind of money I wouldn't get
    > > too excited about any saving.
    > >
    > > A good place to find that kind of thing is the computer shopping
    > > centre in Wanchai, between Lockhart Road and Hennessy Road. Its
    > > located right outside one of the entrances to the Wanchai MTR. Take
    > > the exit that says "Southorn Garden"
    > >
    > > Yes, it should come with a CD with the drivers on, but I found a later
    > > version of them on the manufacturer's website.
    > >

    >
    >






  6. #6
    G Hampton
    Guest

    Re: Infra Red adapter abroad

    "G" <[email protected]*-nospamthanks_*yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > I was in Maplins the other day (a usb one), and saw one for about 20.
    > Buying it somewhere like that means you can take it back if it stops

    working
    > (although I'd be tempted by the 12.50 one I must admit).


    Thanks everyone for your replies. I will just go with the ebuyer one to
    save the hassle and it's not too expensive.





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