Re: [NTLK] IrDA Not Need Slowdown?

From: L.W. Brown <>
Date: Thu Dec 18 2008 - 16:05:33 EST

And, IrDA worked great in OS9 (using IrDA Package Installer on the Mac).
The problem in OSX is a lack of IrDA-dongle drivers...

On 17. Dec., 2008, at 16:34 PM, Tony Morrow wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:47 AM, SteveCraft
> <> wrote:
>> That's pretty frustrating, but thanks for the info. I bought a very
>> cheap
>> USB IrDA thing and it didn't work because of Vista incompatibility.
> So your idea of transfer over IrDA got me to start playing around
> with it.
> Looking in the Newton Wiki <
> >
> i found that its not as crazy as first thought. The tools Eckhart
> Köppen
> created make the process really easy. After making sure I had Neo,
> Nitro,
> ntox, NHttpLib, and IC/VC installed, I went to testing with a 900MHz
> ThinkPad running XP and built in IrDA port.
> I tested sending/receiving common files like packages, notes,
> contacts (as
> vcards), and calendar events (as ICS files). Initial results weregood.
> sending files from the Newton worked. The notes were best viewed in
> MS Word,
> contacts were readable by Outlook Express, and while I didn't check
> I assume
> the ics files would work in Outlook or other calendar programs.
> Sending files from XP to the Newton was a little less reliable (on
> the XP
> side). After about one or two file transfers, XP's IR would lock up.
> Then I
> had to go into Device Manager and disable/enable the IrDA port. On
> the up
> side sending relatively large files weren't a problem. A 228KB
> package of
> DopeWars transferred perfectly.
> While it may not be a problem free solution, using IrDA to transfer
> files
> between XP and a Newton does work. If I had an laptop running Vista
> I would
> test it.

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