The network devices feasible to connect infrared technologies are not only efficient but also really attractive. Infrared communication is not limited to the remote control for TV only; it has various other applications and devices. The devices which use infrared technology include laptop, net books, smart phones, printers, play stations, image scanners, other games, computers and air conditioners. These devices can become a part and parcel of developing an infrared wireless network. An infrared connection works with a view of having total wireless system. The range of the infrared connections and devices is very low. They cannot operate at a distance more than 5 meters.
Establishing an Infrared Network
In an infrared network two devices are aligned in such a way as to establish a network connection which has no wires and other ware requirements. The first step involved in establishing a direct network between only two computers is to identify the host and the guest computer. The host computer is the one which has contained the information and the guest computer is the one that is going to use the information or communicate with the host. You will also need an infrared port for the connectivity. When you start to share the information contained in the host computer make sure that you’re provided the access to host PC. Establish a network connection between the two computers and via using network port. This port will receive and transmit data at the same time. You can also install the infrared adapters to your handsets and laptops to become a part of the network. The infrared networks work in the direct line of sight direction hence it does not penetrate the walls and other hindrances. The speed of the internet connections is very slow depending upon the type of network used. For example IrDA SIR works at a speed of 115Kbps. While medium sized IrDA MIR works at a speed of 1.15 Mbps and IrDA FIR works at a speed of 4Mbps.
Uses of Infrared Connections
The infrared wireless enables you to perform capricious tasks. First of all a person using an internet connection can access a network standing at any public location. One can use his or laptop and PDA’s at airports or other internet access points by using internet enabled equipments. The network connection you establish by using your infrared device makes you a guest user with the server which is acting as a host device. One can also access the shared files and data on the networks. Enabling an infrared connection also provides you with a facility to use your portable devices with host desktop computer and you can access shared files. The infrared connections are mostly developed for Bidirectional computer connections but it can also be used for extending the network. The use of availability of infrared signals is limited to the very short range unlike Bluetooth and WiFi technology. The infrared enabled devices provide its users to share pictures, transfer text messages and picture messages using the infrared technology. The use of wireless infrared technology is an inexpensive wireless network connection for a boss and assistant relationship. They can communicate any time within limited time range.