Serial Port

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DJC, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. DJC

    DJC Guest

    My new laptop does not have a standard 9 pin serial port. It has PS2, VGA, parallel, USB, 1394 and a PCMCIA ports.

    How can I connect my phone serial cable to my computer?

    many thanks

    David Chapple.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    You can't. Unless there is any PCMCIA-to-Serial or USB-to-serial adapters out there. Doesn't the laptop have a built-in modem?
     
  3. DJC

    DJC Guest

    Yes my laptop has a built in modem. How can this help?

    I use NTL broadband for internet access.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    doesn't the broadband modem have an ethernet or usb connection on it?
     
  5. Zedric

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    Aha. But the broadband modem has a serial connection?? Serial tops out at 115kbps normally. That's less than any broadband!

    It should have Ethernet or USB like taurus said.