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Re: USB & Serial ports inquiry



Roy:

What you are after is a multiport serial adapter.  I use a 4-port PCI
adapter from SIIG  ( www.siig.com ).  Look in the section I/O - as in I/O
adapters.  Works like a champ in my WinXP / Linux machine.  There are many
manufacturers - just do a google search  ;)

Jamie
WB4YDL


> From: rdwelch@swbell.net
> Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 15:22:24 +0000
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] USB & Serial ports inquiry
> 
> Hi Guys,
> 
> Those of you who have replaced an old PC which had two serial ports may
> have noticed that some of the new ones are coming out with only one serial
> port.  The USB and firewire ports are taking over the job.  Unfortunately,
> I have not seen any TNCs around that interface with anything but serial
> ports.  Therefore it is necessary to find a way to add a serial port
> somehow if you need additional ones.
> 
> I feel that there must be someone out there who has met this problem and
> solved it.  I have seen USB docking stations with an extra serial and
> parallel port along with a host of all sorts of additional ports such as
> PS2, RJ, etc.  However this is an overkill for someone who needs perhaps
> one serial port (for a second TNC) and one parallel port (for other than a
> printer).
> 
> Perhaps some company offers a small USB hub that also has these types of
> ports on it in additional to the usual extra USB ports.    Perhaps some
> enterprising manufacturer offers a simple USB to serial and USB to parallel
> adapter box.  I would be interested, and perhaps others too, in finding out
> what products have been found to solve this problem by those of you who
> have done it.  
> 
> -- 
> 73, Roy -- W0SL
> 
> Internet: w0sl@amsat.org
> Home Page: http://home.swbell.net/rdwelch
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