Thursday, July 12, 2012

Install ehome IR drivers on WHS 2011/ windows 2008

While installing DVBlogic Server (, I ran into an issue where my ehome IR transceiver drivers wouldn't install on WHS 2011. This prevented me from switching channels on my dish network 211k receivers, which were feeding video signals to my capture devices (Hauppauge HDPVR & a colossus card).

I came across this site that shows how to install the IR transceiver drivers on win 2008 (& hence WHS 2011)

By default you can’t use the Microsoft eHome IR Transceiver in Windows Server 2008 R2, but using this page you ‘ll install drivers to get the hardware working. These drivers were extracted from the Windows 7 x64 RTM MSDN dvd.

3. Install the drivers via the Device Manager using step 2 – 5 at the Drivers page.