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Chapter 5. Making Use of Wireless Standards > Sending Files via Infrared

Sending Files via Infrared

Because infrared (IR) is a line-of-site technology, your equipment needs to be positioned with the infrared transceivers pointing directly at each other. And infrared won't go through walls and floors the way radio frequency technologies like 802.11 will.

To send data between two computers you need: a built-in infrared port, commonly found on most laptops, or an add-on infrared port, such as those sold by Extended Systems (see Figure 5.4).


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