RS-232 (also known as EIA RS-232C or V.24) is a standard for serial binary data exchange between a DTE (data terminal equipment) and DCE (Data Communication equipment). It is commonly used in the serial ports of PCs.

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How can I login to Ubuntu using a USB serial port?

How can enable remote terminal login into Ubuntu 9.10 using a USB serial port? I created device /dev/ttyUSB0 and i want to allow logins using Hyper-Terminal. I found some resources but they are ...
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Laptop with internal serial port in 2009 (and 2010) [closed]

Are there any computer vendors (like Dell, Lenovo, or..) that still sell laptops with an internal serial port? We are using several modem and other kind of box at work that have to be used (and/or ...
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USB-to-Serial showing gibberish at 115200 Baud

I've got a serious problem which drives me crazy because I tried everything I could think of. First of all, I made a video: http://youtu.be/boghkuq7L_s but please read the following text for more ...
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connect two computers together via a rs232 serial port

Wondering if anyone knows of a solution to connect with telnet/ssh through a rs232 serial port Edit: I am looking for a way to connect to computers together via a serial port. I want to be able to ...
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Looking for Fast RS-232 or RS-485 Interface Cards for Windows [closed]

I have a module that is usually bundled with a master module, which we now want to use unbundled. The module uses an RS-485 interface. The problem is, by default, the module runs at 1.25 Megabaud, ...
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Connect 2 computers with RS232 to USB cable

So I have a very, very old DOS machine with an RS232 port on it and I want to be able to transfer files to it from a Windows 7 machine. For this i bought an RS232 to USB cable. What sort of software ...
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I'm looking for serial port monitoring software [closed]

I need a serial port monitoring software that works on windows 7 64bit or GNU/Linux and supports at least RS-232. Bonus points are if it's free software or at least freeware. I just need to be able to ...
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Can I set up a COM Port that Connects via TCP/IP?

I have an RS232 device connected to a Digi PortServer on my network. I can telnet to the Digi's IP and port number to communicate with that RS232 device. I have a Windows application that knows how ...
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Serial to Stereo cable?

While going through some (really) old computer parts I came across a very interesting cable: a female RS232 (9-pin serial) to 3.5mm stereo jack. Any ideas what this cable might have been used for? ...
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Receiving data from Serial Port

I want to receive data from RS232 Serial port to my terminal and with a directive to a file. It should be pretty straight forward. cat /dev/ttyS0 cat /dev/ttyS0 > file.txt Before that I've ...
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What is the minimum delay between two consecutive RS232 frames?

I have been working on creating a UART on an FPGA. I can successfully transmit and receive single characters typed on PuTTY. However, when I set my FPGA to constantly write a large sequences of "A", ...
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RS232 serial Y splitter to Raspberry Pi (USB) and thermal printer sometimes blocks flow to printer

We are sniffing data from a restaurant point of sale system (RJ45 to DB9) to its thermal printer by using an RS232 splitter and a Raspberry Pi (DB9 to USB on the Pi). This has worked great 99% of the ...
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COM ports not working on Windows XP

I am trying to configure a GSM modem on a Windows XP box. It communicates over the COM ports. The device shows no change in status whether it is plugged in to the computer or not (though I am not ...
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interpreting stty output to start connection with hyperterminal

I am trying to communicate between an embedded device which runs linux and a PC which runs windows xp over a RS232 connection. On windows I use Hyperterminal, but I don't know which settings I should ...
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Is there a software that allows RS232 sniffing and TCP/UDP listening [closed]

I am looking for a software that would fulfill the following requirements: Able to "sniff" communication over RS232 (like PortMon and Advanced Serial Data Logger) Able to listen to a given ...
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Is DB-25 port Serial or Parallel?

I would like to know whether the DB-25 port is a serial or parallel port. These ports are otherwise known as printer ports, aka LPT port. I'm very confused about this since, according to Wikipedia, ...
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Do I fry my device when attaching a 5V RS232 converter to a 3.3V port?

I have a device, namely a Synology DiskStation. It has a 3.3V RS232 interface on board. All I have is a 5V RS232 to USB adapter. Can I attach it to my DiskStation without making any smoke?
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Serial port RS-232 and Security

If I have a device connected to serial port RS-232 on my computer and an application that is communicating with it. How secure is this? Can another application communicate with the device at the same ...
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Can USB to RS232 converter completely “mimic” classic RS232 port on motherboard?

I bought notebook few days ago and of course it doesn't have serial port :) I'm interested in satellite technology and most satellite receivers use serial port for communication with computer. That's ...
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RS232 / Ethernet Port Servers - Protocols Involved?

Firstly, I'm not responsible for the equipment, so don't panic that I'm asking such basic questions :) At work we have multiple RS232 / Ethernet port servers (Say the 16 port version of this ...
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How to communicate with two PC using RS232

I was just wondering that is this possible to communicate with two computers using RS232 using softwares like docklight and putty. Suppose if i send Hi from on pc will it recive in another PC and ...
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Connect a VFD display RS232 serial port

I need to connect a VSF display to a computer. The VSF datasheet has this pin out specifications (http://www.noritake-itron.com/Specs/CUK/CU2x20029SCPB-KV91B-04.pdf) DIN-Receive EIN-Host Busy ...
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Turning on computer using communication port

I am working on something that would require a computer to be turned on "remotely" but still within reach in the same building. I did some reading about WOL (Wake On LAN) and would like to know if ...
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Sending ASCII characters on Mac USB/RS232 cable

I have a RS232C/USB cable to connect an electronic device to my iMac Intel (MacOSX SnowLeo 10.6.3). Is there a utility program that allows for sending ASCII characters on the USB port that the RS232C ...
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How do I get Snow Leopard to recognize an old RS-232 UPS?

Instead of blowing $100+ on a brand new UPS, I decided to try to resuscitate the ancient CPS350SL that got me through college and grad school. One $7 sealed lead-acid battery later and it's back in ...
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Telnet rs232 using scpi :s:gui:c

I have some problems in using SCPI:S:GUI:C language, because I'm just a programmer but I need to deal with some devices connecting with RS232 in Flash. I have this machine which connects to the pc ...
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Can COM ports be used as RS232 serial ports?

Appologies if I am misusing/abusing specifications. Question: Is it possible to send serial signals via the PC's COM port? Is it further possible to split this port somehow and send signals to two ...
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Can't communicate using PuTTY, but can with Termite

I'm trying to establish a serial connection to a peripheral from my PC's RS-232 port. Pretty simple stuff, and I've had not trouble doing it with countless peripherals before. And yet when I configure ...
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Linux server to send and receive from RS-232 using socat

I'm trying to bench test a configuration where a Linux server will send and receive RS-232 data from a Black Box RS-232 to Ethernet converter. I've followed this example. I've configured ser2net.conf ...
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How to transfer data between RS-422 and RS-485 ports?

I'm relatively new to behaviors of serial ports such as RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485. I'm wondering how do you initiate data transmission between a system and a device connected to each other by one ...
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Setting RS-232 RTS pin

I am experimenting with my PC's RS-232 interface on Win7. I want to toggle the RTS line state with "mode com1: rts=on" command. However monitoring the RTS line with multimeter shows that the state of ...
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What does the BIOS of a motherboard interpret as a wake-up signal on the COM port?

I have a motherboard (Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3) that I want to wake up using a ring event on the COM port, but I am unable to do so. I generate the ring event with an atmega32a. The BIOS settings are ...
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How do I make a USB RS232 dongle show up in /dev/ttyUSB* in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have a couple of FTDI based USB to Rs232 serial dongles. Sometimes when I plug them into my Ubuntu 10.04 laptop, they show up as /dev/ttyUSB0 and /dev/ttyUSB1. Sometimes they don't. When they ...
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Multi serial devices on one port

I am developing a software for managing parking lot. System is designed to use four HID RFID devices to authorize the clients on gates. Each device should be connected to the server by Serial port ...
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Do new computers still come with RS-232 ports?

Is the RS-232 port still being used on new computer or is it going to be deprecated?
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Targus USB-to-RS232 not working with Linux?

I have the Targus PA088 USB to RS232 converter, but it seems that it does not work with linux. Its RX and TX lights are flashing, but I can't see the data in minicom/picocom. When using it with ...
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Novell Netware rs232 to lan

I'm trying to replace an old computer which is boot from a floppy disk with novell netware 3.12 with a modern computer. This computer has a serial com port and an Ethernet card, and all is does is to ...
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Forward internet connection over RS-232 Port

I have a Campbell Scientific CR1000 board and have a wireless modem that I plug into the board's RS-232 Port. In order to save data, I would like to forward/bridge my internet connection from my ...
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Barcode scanner with RS232 interface not working with USB adapter

I used RS232 interface of barcode scanner (Datalogic QD2100), for my project but a problem arises. The manual given with this barcode scanner has certain barcodes for mode setting (scan mode-flashing, ...
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Serial cable vs USB-to-serial adapter

I have a device with RS-232 and a control program on PC. It works fine via serial cable but with usb-to-serial some functions don't work correctly. Why usb-to-serial doesn't work? I tried to change ...
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USB-RS232 adapter

I have an USB-RS-232 adapter that when I plug it into my Windows 7 laptop comes up as a ps/2 + USB input device. How do I go about changing this? I don't have the original driver disk and there ...
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How to disable mouse function for a RS232 usb device in Windows 7?

I have this RS232 USB device that Windows 7 thinks its a mouse. When it's activated the mouse cursor starts to jump to random places on the screen. I want to use this device but I want to disable this ...
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COM port RS485 sniffer using 9bit datawords

I have to monitor COM port, particularly log all raw data from it in a file. I don't have official technical specification of device, which communicates by this port, but as I found in some forum, "It ...
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Sending commands via serial connection

I've got a Sartorius GD-503 electronic lab scale that I'm trying to work into a control setup. I've got both the regular manual and the data interface description manual. So far I've got my laptop ...
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Read data from COM port

I am trying to read data from device(http://www.genee-india.com/interactive-whiteboards/genee-powerboard/) wirelessly. Port Details:. com port Silicon Labs CP210X USB to UART Bridge(COM5). ...
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Netgear Prosafe GSM7248 Console problems

Hey all this is my first time dealing with a managed switch and i seem to be having issues with trying to log into the RS232 console on it. First thing i did was reset it back to factory defaults (i ...
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RS232-> convert to usb format and store to jump drive or other usb connected memory

I work with older (pre1997) machine tools. They use a RS232 port to transfer data to and from the machine. I would like to convert these serial signals into a USB format and store them on a jump ...
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ATEN USB to Serial driver on Windows 8 - using Linux driver?

I'd like to use an ATEN UC232A USB to serial converter on my computer with Windows 8. I downloaded the appropriate driver which seems to work but after a while produces a blue screen because of the ...
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Telnet into a linux machine using an RJ45-RS232 cable

my linux machine doesn't have a RS232 port, only an RJ45. I also have my grandpa's old pentium machine running windows 95 that has an RS232 port. The only means of interfacing these two computers are ...
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Installation of USB-to-RS232 driver fails

When I connect my USB-to-RS232 ADAPTER on USB 2.0 port on Windows 7 (64-bit), I get: Device driver software was not successfully installed Prolific USB-to-Serial COMM Port (Failed) On Device ...