Hi guys, I'm stuck again at work so I am trying to save 100000 hours of research time by just asking a hard "How do I" question. I'll try to provide as much detail as I can.
So we this little IRDA to USB dongle that plugs into a PC with WindowsXP. The device came with a bullshit CD that has a driver for the device and a digital manual for the device which tells you how to install the driver and nothing more. I installed the driver, and now I can go to "System/Hardware/Device Manager" in the control panel and see a heading called "Infrared Devices" with my device showing as being plugged in and at "location 0" therefore I know the computer is recognizing it. The device does not show as a virtual port in my COM ports unfortunately or else I'd try to talk to the dongle through hyperterminal (realterm actually).
I have no GUI/HMI provided with this IRDA/USB dongle, only the stupid driver on a CD and the device itself. I need to send data to a PC, what do I do to set up the PC to receive through the dongle now that the driver is installed? I can't find the device through hyperterminal. Any help at all would be appreciated, how do I make a virtual com port for this device or what do I have to do or at least start to do???