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Using built in IR for dive computer

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I have an Aladin Prime computer and can't find an IRDA dongle that works for my macbook. I see my MacBook has a a built in IR device - how can I use that to receive my dive data?.
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The IR port on a MacBook is only used for communication with an Apple Remote.  It is not a true IRDA port and does not allow for data transmission using that medium.

The Aladin Prime is a dive computer, right?  If that's true, I've been doing some googling and this seems interesting:

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/computers-gauges-watches-analyzers/203763-aladin-prime-problems-problems.html

Let me know if that helps.
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Thanks for the info on the inbuilt irport. I had read those linsk you referred and many more. Seems some people have managed to find a solution with a compatable IRDA so I will persue that line some more.

 
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