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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:48 PM

Hi,


The question what I have is about the Com1 port.
Which devices shut you on the Com1 port?
Is that a Printer device that don't use an usb connection or........ ?
Do I may your answer, please?
Thank you.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:01 PM

Hello I understand your English is not very good and I understand your question quite well.

The com1 port is a COMMUNICATIONS port that was used in the old days of computing most commonly being used for connecting two completely separate computers together.

You would use a communications cable and connect the ComPort of computer #1 to the ComPort of computer #2.

The comport could also be connected to a communications portal so that several computers would be part of a network.

In modern times, even though most computers still have a comport connector built into them, the Ethernet adapter is NOW commonly used in todays networking setups.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:06 PM

Hello I understand your English is not very good


That is important, wow! :clapping:

But thank you for your explanation.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:10 PM

You are most welcomed for my reply to you and your English is easy for me to understand also! :thumbup2:

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:40 PM

Also, for the everyday user, probably the commonest use for a COM port was for an external dial-up modem or serial mouse. Less common applications would be some older style printers, EPROM programmers and loading firmware updates to some types of equipment like older model LCD & plasma TVs or radio transceivers.

Edited by Platypus, 08 May 2011 - 07:41 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:49 PM

@ platypus FACE PALM for me, you are so correct!

I can remember using a serial mouse back in the day and since PS2 and then USB became the new way to connect a mouse I had totally forgotten about the serial mouse, I still have a few of those floating about in my junk closet.

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