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Re: Additional Ports



Hi Joe,

That is nice if you have the luxury of having open PCI slots. But some of us
don't have that luxury. 73...

Tim Pickett, KG8OC
Michigan AMSAT Area Coordinator
kg8oc@amsat.org http://www.qsl.net/kg8oc

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield@hotmail.com>
To: <AMSAT-BB@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 10:27 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Additional Ports


> My experience would agree with what Randy has said.  Someone else was
> lamenting the need for two parallel ports.  It is easy to add 'real'
> parallel or serial ports if you have one or more PCI slots available.  The
> cards you plug in add 'real' ports.  After installing you will probably
need
> to go into your device manager and change the address to something that
DOS
> can see.   You may also have to rearrange the IRQs, but device manager
will
> let you do this as well.  I am running FODTrack on a parallel port I added
> to my machine.  It works without a hitch.  FODTrack will not work through
a
> USB to parallel adapter.
>
> 73,
> Joe
> ka0yos@amsat.org
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Randy Mclean" <rmclean@natdoor.com>
> To: <kf4hr@erols.com>; <AMSAT-BB@amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 3:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] USB Question
>
>
>  > The fact that the program will let you input the actual IRQ tells me
that
>  > "KaGold" accesses the serial port directly. Most of the software
currently
>  > developed for widows lets the operating system handle device requests.
>  > Prior to the current generation of windows, program developers had to
>  > incorporate there own device support. However with Microsoft "Plug &
Pray"
>  > operating systems, system developers can simply let the operating
system
>  > handle the device requests.  The problem is with devices such as USB
>  > converters that can only be accessed by programs that use the operating
>  > system for device requests.
>  >
>  > As for imputing the IRQ for the USB adapter, this shouldn't work
because
>  > unlike a "REAL" serial port, all the devices your USB port share the
same
>  > IRQ (including devices on the USB hub).
>  >
>  > My advice is if one of you other seral devices will operate on USB then
>  > move it and put your tnc on a "REAL" serial port.
>  >
>  > Dose this make any cents??
>  >
>  > 73's de WO5M
>  >
>  >
>  > At 12:55 PM 12/26/2001 -0500, Butch Quallich wrote:
>  > >Hello and Happy Holidays,
>  > >
>  > >I'm in the process of trying to wire in a TNC (Kantronics 9612+) with
the
>  > >digital birds.
>  > >Unfortunately my comm ports are being used by other serial driven
>  > >devices.  I was hoping to be able
>  > >to utilize my packet software and TNC off of one of my USB ports.  I
>  > >purchased a 7-port USB Hub and
>  > >some USB-to-Serial Converters (from JDR) to accomplish this
interfacing.
>  > >
>  > >I'm using a PIII machine (933mhz) and KaGold packet software which
during
>  > >setup allows for Comm ports
>  > >1 thru 4, or "other".   "Other" allows the user to insert the Address
and
>  > >IRQ data.  The best I can
>  > >determine my computer has auto-configured my USB Hub as Comm 3/IRQ-10,
> but
>  > >inserting that address and
>  > >IRQ data hasn't produced any results.  For the life of me I haven't
been
>  > >able to get this software to
>  > >see the TNC via the USB port and the above USB interface equipment.
>  > >
>  > >Any suggestions?
>  > >
>  > >Butch Quallich, KF4HR
>  > >Email:  kf4hr@erols.com
>  >
>  > --
>  > Randy Mclean
>  > Security/Network Administrator
>  > rmclean@natdoor.com
>  >
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