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USB to rs 232 port

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#1 jumpy109


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:51 AM

Good day all,

Mhy father in law has just upgraded to a new laptop and is enjoiying it.
JUsty one small hitch. He has purchased a USB to RS-232 converter. It worked in his previous machine which was an ACER laptop.
The new machiune is a HP Probook 4510s.

Both machines are running Window XP Sp3.

Can anyone help? Many thanks and be well

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:05 PM

Does this device require drivers to be installed?

Manufacturer and model of this converter?


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 03:17 PM

Very interesting read: USB to RS232 conversion
Not quite as simple as it appears. :thumbsup:

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#4 zesler


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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:53 PM

Most all USB to RS232(DB9) require a driver installation in order for them to work successfully.

You can test, if it works by firstly

start -> all programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> HyperTerminal

If you get a window asking for a name, type whatever you want

You should then get a window that says connect to. Remember all the Com ports

Connect the adapter and try again. If you see a new com port, then your serial works. If you do not, then you do have a problem.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:49 PM

As I know, all the USB to RS232 need the drive to work, what's your operating system?

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