Install, configure, and manage wireless
After an infrared device is installed, (see
Above) the Wireless Link icon appears in Control
Panel. When another IrDA transceiver comes in
range, the Wireless Link icon appears on the
desktop and on the taskbar. You can then send a
file over the infrared connection with any of
the following actions:
Specify a location and one or more files
using the Wireless Link dialog box.
Use drag-and-drop operations to move files
onto the Wireless Link icon on the desktop.
Right-click any selection of files on the
desktop, in Windows Explorer, or in My
Computer, and then click the Send To
Infrared Recipient command.
Print to a printer configured to use an
Wireless access points
A wireless network adapter card with a
transceiver sometimes called an access point,
broadcasts and receives signals to and from the
surrounding computers and passes back and forth
between the wireless computers and the cabled
Access points act as wireless hubs to link
multiple wireless NICs into a single subnet.
Access points also have at least one fixed
Ethernet port to allow the wireless network to
be bridged to a traditional wired Ethernet
Install, configure, and manage USB devices.
Universal serial bus is an external bus that
supports Plug and Play installation, and port is
usually located on the back of your computer
near the serial port or parallel port.
USB ports have a separate entry in Device
Manager. To check the device status, click
Universal Serial Bus controllers, right-click
USB Root Hub, and then click Properties. If USB
is enabled in BIOS but the USB host controller
does not appear in Device Manager under
Universal Serial Bus controllers, or a yellow
warning icon appears next to the host controller
name, then the version of BIOS may be outdated,
and needs to be updated.
When using USB devices you can:
Connect and disconnect devices without
shutting down or restarting your computer.
A single USB port to connect up to 127
peripheral devices, including speakers,
telephones, CD-ROM drives, joysticks, tape
drives, keyboards, scanners, and cameras.