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USB to Serial

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bezatkinson

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I have a Sony laptop that has no Floppy disc drive and no serial connections. I have bought a usb to serial converter which is made by a company called Lindy. Whenever I start the laptop in the device manager the computer tells me that there is one communications port on (Com 1) and a usb to serial on (com 2) This is fine except I don't have a communications port and the second problem is the program which I am trying to use does not recognise anything on com 2 even though I have the usb to serial connected on it.

I have been on Lindy's website which is www.lindy.co.uk and downloaded the new drivers and also I have been on Sony's website and they don't have any information the would help. If anybody could help it would be much appreciated

Thanx in advance

Andrew
 
#2
hmmm not sure about your problem..but the serial port IS a communications port...so it is detecting it correctly since it is saying the USB to Serial is on Com2...cause it is...not sure why the supplied program is not working though
 
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kingnothing

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USB to serial converters create a virtual port. Some programs aren't compatible with these virtual ports.

An example is the TI-Graph Link programs to connect my Texas Instruments graphing calculator. No matter what I do, it will not detect the calculator through the USB to Serial converter. When I plug it into the serial connector directly, no problem.

On the other hand, my Palm sync cradle connects just fine through the usb converter.
 

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