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Re: USB & Serial ports inquiry



Hi Guys,
Just be aware that not all PCI adapters, and SiiG in particular,
are not DOS compatible. If you need to run DOS programs,
check the compatibility carefully before you buy.
Tony AA2TX
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At 02:21 PM 1/12/02 -0600, you wrote:

>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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