I don't have a serial port - what now?
Asus Mother Board
Asus mother boards are now using a serial port header on the mother board.
The pinout version they use is commonly known as the AT, EVEREX, or EVEREST style.
DB9 brakcets like the one shown below can be purchased directly from the ASUS website for $6 or
from several other sources on the web for less than $2. These brackets will allow you to use
any of the standard IR Blasters or IR Receivers on this website. Another alterntaive is to build your own
interface to this header. The pinout matches up 1:1 (pin 1 of the header - pin 1 of the db 9, etc).
In the very near future we will be offering an ir blaster and receiver that plugs directly into this header so the DB9 bracket will not be required.
Other Mother Board
Many other motherboard manufacturers use a similiar header directly on the motherboard instead of a DB9. The pinout, however, may not matchup with the ASUS pinout. Please check your motherboard manual if you don't have a DB9 on the back of your PC as there is a very good chance there is in fact one available for you to use. Some people even prefer these internal mother board connections as they allow you to tuck the entire serial IR Receiver inside your PC case.
Do you have a USB version
We have been investigating a USB IR Receiver and USB IR Blaster for some time now and we may have one soon, however it is the goal of this site to provide end users with the absolute cheapest possible solution which is best achieved with the serial port version. Therefore, if you have a serial port or a serial port header on your mother board we recommend this route. Several other options are also in the works so check back frequently.