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Re: Additional Ports cards for sale



 fyi, i have two pci bus 4 port rs232 adapter cards up for sale.
i am running usb serial adapters now so i dont need them.
 if you are interested they are $15 ea. plus s&h money order
prepaid. first come first serv.
 please e-mail me off list at the address below. thanks
nnnnn
Alan Bethel KE6QIS
KE6QIS Satellite Operations Center
CN70vs
E-mail ke6qis@northcoast.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield@hotmail.com>
To: <AMSAT-BB@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 19:27
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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