The serial interface or serial port, also known as RS-232 is a communication port used to connect modems, mouses, some printers, scanners and other hardware equipment.

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Advance a Bluetooth device from paired to connected Win10

A bluetooth medical device is paired (indicated in screenshot) with a Win10 laptop and the two communicate via SPP (serial port protocol). What user actions can be taken to prompt the connections so ...
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how to get the count of available Physical serial port

How we get the count of total number of physically available serial ports in a Linux machine. Is there any particular command for that?
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How to set up usage of a serial port?

I am working on Linux (TinyCore). As a part of work process, i must use a serial device to transmit data. However, i am having severe troubles with it. The crux of the issue is that no data seem to ...
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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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Serial over USB 2.0. Is it really faster than standard serial? [closed]

A member of our scientific collaboration designed a data acquisition box with with 4 channels @ 1 kHz that synchronizes time with GPS. He uses USB 2.0 to have the box communicate with a computer, and ...
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Access bluetooth RFCOMM through android terminal

I would like to access to RFCOMM to set up a bluetooth virtual serial port on my Android device using the terminal. I do have root permissions on my android device. When I type "rfcomm" in the ...
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Serial console login on OSX

Background I've got a Wyse WY-50 terminal here that, for various nolstagia and productivity reasons (really!), I'd like to connect to my Macbook and use as a login terminal. I'm using OSX 10.10 El ...
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Trouble hooking up a Logitech serial steering wheel to my PC

I recently got my hands on an old Logitech steering wheel, but I can't seem to get it to work properly. It connects to the PC with a serial port but my PC doesn't have one, so I bought a serial to USB ...
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How to create a serial pipe between a windows host and virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I am trying to debug the kernel of a windows 7 virtual machine and am following the steps here, here and here. I ran: bcdedit /debug on bcdedit /dbgsettings serial debugport:n baudrate:115200 on ...
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Do Until in Powershell

I'm connecting via serial port with powershell to a device and I'm trying to change one value until another value gets to 0. I'm using Do-Until but it just runs endlessly with the first value being ...
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How to share a serial port between a gdbserver and a system console

I am trying to debug userland applications on an ARM-based embedded system running a Linux/Busybox software stack. GDB runs on a host (Debian) PC and the target has a gdbserver. I'd like to use one ...
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VMWare WS 12 - connecting to guest OS via serial port

I installed a virtual image of an appliance. The HW version of the appliance has a serial port for initial configuration, and I'm trying to do the same with the virtual. Following ...
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Printing over USB in FreeDOS 1.1

I was hired by a small business to upgrade their computer system and have run into a very complex issue that no one else on the internet has battled quite like I have. I'm at my wits end. If any of ...
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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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CDC Virtual Serial Port

I would like to know what a CDC Virtual Serial Port for Windows and Linux is. I have an idea of some of the components (like a virtual serial port), but I don't understand some of the pieces (like ...
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Serial port interference on Linux?

I am attempting to communicate with a MODBUS device over serial port. On my Windows machine this works, and the modpoll software can talk to the device just fine. However, on a fresh Arch Linux ...
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Is serial port a 'male' or 'female'?

Usually, the "ports" on the computer are female but this one in specific appears to be a male port. I have never seen one and google images are also causing a confusion from seeing this: If that's ...
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How to run a virtual machine with no graphics card (VGA) configured in VirtualBox

I want to use the following feature of Linux (which one of my virtual machines): If no console device is specified, the first device found capable of acting as a system console will be used. At ...
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RS232 switching matrix for multiple devices and PCs? [closed]

I have six pieces of equipment which con be controlled via RS232. I want to be able to select which pieces of equipment are connected to any one of my three computers at a given time. I know that I ...
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I am unable to connect to an HP Procurve Switch with a patch cable

I'm trying to connect to an HP Procurve switch 2610-48 PWR using Putty, an HP elite Probook laptop and a patch cable. When I connect to the console port using the appropriate cable, the command window ...
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How to host modern console application on legacy serial COM device in Windows

EDIT: Changed primary example from Zork Dungeon to the default OS shell. I have a console application running on a modern machine. I also have an Apple //e with a Super Serial Card, which allows it ...
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Change serial connection speed in ExtraPuTTY automatically

I really need help.. I'm using ExtraPuTTY to open a terminal on some serial port on my PC. At the beginning of the session I want to transfer a file over Putty XMODEM feature to the end-point at 3Mb/s ...
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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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Barcode scanner USB to serial

I have a problem with a barcode scanner. It came with a USB Cable but in the manual it says that it can do RS232 communication. The modes it can operate are: Keyboard Wedge, which works fine but I ...
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Can't communicate with serial scales

I have a set of serial scales. They communicate at 2400 E 7 2. I have used these scales on many other devices so I know they work. They put out a constant stream of data. The O/S is 64 bit Windows 8.1 ...
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How to select grub entry via PS2 port?

We want to output the grub entry to serial port and select the grub entry on another machine via serial port. We have two machines. For the machine with built-in serial port, we followed the ...
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Can I read a serial console over USB (not with an adapter)?

I'm working with a device that provides serial console access via a USB-B port. My workstation is a laptop running Linux Mint 17.1. Previously, I was able to access the serial console from my laptop ...
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Converting serial port binary hex to serial port ASCII decimal

I'd like to convert a binary hexadecimal data string on one serial port to an ASCII decimal string output to another serial port. Is there already an application that does this? If not, would it be ...
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File transfer over a serial port using Windows 8

I am looking for a way to transfer a file over from my Windows 8 computer to a Pandaboard (has OMAP ubuntu on it) using a serial cable. The solution should work in general for any ARM board, so for ...
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Why is USB Serial so fast in linux?

I've just started using a 3G modem on a RaspberryPi using the "stock" USB Serial driver from the linux kernel (as indicated in the modem documentation). Once the modem was recognized and appeared as a ...
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Xyplex MaxServer 20 Terminal Server

I recently purchased a Xyplex (which was purchased by MRV) MaxServer 1620 terminal server for my CCNA lab so I could manage all of the console connections from a single device.. Well, that was the ...
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How do I dump every byte written to a tty?

When connecting to a switch over serial (/dev/ttyUSB0) using PuTTY, I'm presented with a login prompt. If I connect using the Python pyserial library and write a few line breaks (\n\n\n) I'm not ...
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Where can I find a serial port cloner for Debian Linux

I have two application that need to share the same serial port, one is for monitoring and the other will actually respond back to what will happen through the physical port. I tried to make use of ...
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How can I allow two applications access to the same serial port

I need two application to run on the same serial port (/dev/ttyUSB0). One is a read-only monitor, while the other is an application that will read the data on the serial port and respond back. How ...
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Serial Port output history?

Is there a way I can go back and view previous serial sessions I have had? I use cu on ubuntu to open the serial connection. I need to see if I can find a traceback on my cisco router. thanks
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How to set up usb-to-serial port on QNX?

How to set up usb-to-serial device in QNX operating system to use it in code like open("/dev/serusb1")? I'm using VMWare to host QNX. How to check if USB adapter is properly connected?
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Define a USB Device Port on Mac OSX 10.10

I am using a 3D printer app that is not the driver that came with the printer. The advantage of this app is it can utilize a reloaded filament cartridge and ignores the state of the chip. However, it ...
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How do I Introduce Latency to a Serial Port

I am looking for a way to introduce latency to a serial port. I am using a radio through a USB port and am looking to purposely delay the transmission by some amount of time (hopefully in an easily ...
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How do I configure Putty to show non-printing Ascii Characters when using a Serial Connection

I am trying to debug communication with a hardware device via serial port. The hardware device will occasionally send out information that is not a alphanumeric or whitespace character. While my ...
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Serial Connection Issues

I have a Radionics rfid badge reader on my desk which is supposed to interface with our badge software (Stanley PAC) which is installed on my computer. I am using a docking station (also HP) which ...
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Simulate a serial port that actually is an internet port [closed]

In CentOS, how do I make a fake USB serial port that is actually an internet port (like port 80 for http)? Edit: I'm sorry that I didn't make it clear. I'm trying to make a server-side compiler and ...
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how to open the options window for extraPutty session manager

I'm using ExtraPutty and have also installed 'Putty session manager' the session manager's options window: It appeared once when I first installed the session manager but I only get access to the ...
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Sharing a Serial port between two process with two different configuration in linux

Is it possible to access a serial port with two process at the same time. one for reading serial data and another for writing serial data.For Reading serial data the process should be configured with ...
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Not able to receive signal from bluetooth module on PC, works on mobile

I am using an IR receiver with a baud rate 9600, which sends signal to a bluetooth module. I am able to see the data which is sent, on a mobile device with a simple BT terminal application. However, ...
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wvdial can't retrieve modem response, terminal programs communicate without problems

I'm trying to make a GPRS connection with a SIM800L and a PL2303 USB-Serial cable. If I screen or minicom the modem (at 115200 8N1) I get an immediate response from the modem and I even after setting ...
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Portmon - Portmsys.sys not found

I've been wrestling with SysInternals PortMon utility - trying to get it working under Windows 8.1 64-bit. Initially it would not start - it gave "Error 2" and exited, as detailed in this S/O ...
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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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xmodem communication over serial port via Tera Term is failing

I'm updating the firmware of transmitters over a serial port using Tera Term. For whatever reason, the upload, via xmodem, keeps failing (or timing out or something along those lines) and I'm trying ...
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Creating a console adapter for an ACME packet server

I am having a hard time with this problem and hoping that someone can help me out. I have an ACME packet 4250 server that needs a console cable to access it. The box itself takes an RJ-45 in the ...
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What are com ports and why does a PC need them?

As per the title, I'd like to know the purpose of the com ports, since computers have physical USB ports as well. I've searched the web but without any convincing answer.