Computer and peripheral interfaces that have both wired communication and wireless communication interfaces are provided. In one implementation, one of the two communication interfaces may be activated while the other interface is inactive and is used as a backup. When the operating interface fails, control logic detects the failure and activates the backup interface to maintain the communication. In other implementations, the user can select which of the two types of communication interface is desired.
* 2004/0198,430 System for communicating with a terminal via a wired connection path and a wireless connection path, a processing apparatus, a wireless connection terminal, a data transfer method for a wireless connection terminal, program, and a storage medium therefor
* 2009/0083,451 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING A COMPUTER PERIPHERAL INTERFACE PORT THAT DETECTS WIRELESS PROTOCOL-SWITCHABLE DEVICES AND ENABLES SEAMLESS SWITCHING TO A WIRELESS CONNECTION UPON SAFE REMOVAL FROM THE COMPUTER PERIPHERAL INTERFACE PORT
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