How to Use a PCVA-IR8U With a Compaq

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How to Use a PCVA-IR8U With a Compaq
Mobile phones are one of the devices which use infrared technology. (phone image by Zbigniew Nowak from

The PCVA-IR8U is a USB infrared receiver. It allows you to connect external devices to your computer wirelessly via infrared, which works best with short-range connections. Compaq laptops run on a Windows operating system. When installing a USB device on a Windows computer, a CD is not needed, as Windows will locate and load the necessary drivers for you.

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    Plug the receiver into a free USB port on your laptop.

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    Wait for Windows to load any missing drivers. Once the process is complete, a notification will appear above the system tray.

  3. 3

    Switch on the USB receiver to allow connections.

  4. 4

    Enable the infrared on an external device and align it with the USB receiver to establish a connection. When connected, a sign will appear in the system tray.

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