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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Usb to Serial RS232 adapter with full handshake/flowcontrol support

I need a usb to serial RS232 DB9 adapter to connect a printer. I bought an adapter with a very common-used Prolific PL2303XHD chip, but I have many many troubles with flowcontrol. I tried to switch to ...
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pipe a serial port to a command that blocks? </dev/ttyACM0 nc -l 1234

For practical purposes I have only one shot at testing this, so I wonder how will </dev/ttyACM0 nc -k -l 1234 work when no client is connected. Will the kernel buffer all the serial data, will the ...
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netcat command is not working in bidirectional mode

I am using netcat in Linux to send and receive data (using udp protocol) from a serial port to another device through the network. The command is : nc -u 192.168.10.12 < /dev/ttyUSB0 > ...
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Bluescreen when Putty reads from serial port

I already got two bluescreens this morning when running Putty (Version 0.63.0.0, which is the newest version as far as I can tell). I have a microcontroller that sends data to a serial->usb converter. ...
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How to create a simple computer interface that senses toggling of a switch?

I want to build a simple computer interfacing system. The use case is: A user will press a switch that is connected to a computer through a serial port (or any other means, I don't care) and a running ...
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Editing Kernel configuration file

I'm trying to compile uplcom driver for Ubuntu 12.04 for USB support of PL-2303HX serial adaptor using the following link. http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/jaunty/man4/uplcom.4freebsd.html But, ...
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Linux - Share Serial Port over Bluetooth?

I've got Debian (actually, Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi), and I'd like to share a serial port (/dev/soundmodem0) via bluetooth. To be clear: The serial port is on the Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to have ...
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How to fix the COM port name for USB serial port in Windows 7?

I am using USB-to-Serial port adapter in Windows 7 notebook. The model as seen in Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers is named as Profilic USB-to-Serial Comm Port. When ...
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How to disable logging to serial terminal - embedded linux

I have an embedded device running embedded linux and I connect to it using a serial port. I am capturing the logs I need using cat proc/kmsg into a file in a background process. I would like to not ...
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Full buffer serial printer

I have a Zebra GK420 printer connected with a serial cable. It works for few labels jobs but if I send many many labels I get a "Full buffer error". I tought it can be the host handshake than I ...
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TCP > COM1 for receiving messages and displaying on POS display pole

I currently have a Java Applet running on my web page that communicates to a display pole via COM1. However since the Java update I can no longer run self-signed Java Applets and I figure it would ...
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Installation VT220 terminal in Ubuntu

I want to know how to connect a Digital VT220 terminal to PC-Linux with Ubuntu 12.04 using a serial-USB device. At the moment I did next steps: sudo vi ttyS1.conf (at /etc/init) # ttyS1 - getty ...
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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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Sending number over serial to arduino sending something different?

I have an arduino setup that turns on a light when it receives a 1, and turns off a light when it receives a 0. I don't think there is anything wrong with the code. I can send the Arduino a 1 with ...
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What does the “Bits per second” option in COM5 Properties tab indicate?

This is related to my Internet's modem. By default Bits per second were set to 7200. I changed it to 128000. Would it affect or increase my internet speed in any way? What do the Bits per second ...
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Connect 2 Win 7 PCs via RS-232 DB9 serial cable

Is it possible to connect 2 windows 7 PCs directly(Direct cable connection) via RS-232 DB9 serial cable? I tried looping data back to the same PC by shorting pins 2 and 3 with a jumper and used ...
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Serial port sniffer / monitor / logger software for Windows 7, 64-bit?

Question edited. Need to understand the serial communication protocol between a USB device and PC, that uses serial over USB communication. I was planning on using a software based approach for ...
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Converting the /dev/ttyUSB to com ports in linux

I have some software which runs on windows. I installed wine and ran it in linux. It works fine but the issue is it communicates with a serial port. Therefore the only option I can choose are ...
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udev rules with a math expression

I have a udev rule that creates a symlink for serial devices (USB serial ports) using an expression like this: SYMLINK+="MyDevice_%n". The %n assigns the system device node number starting with 0. Is ...
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Generic text printer / print job status

I've a serial text only printer attached to a machine with Win XP and am using Generic text only printer driver to print jobs. The printer prints jobs properly when it's ON. When it is OFF, the ...
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Redirect serial com to tcp port

I would like to know if exists some utility that connects to serial port and redirect input and output to a tcp port. I need this for a Java application, I need to write and read to a serial port but ...
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Connect COM1 port with socat

Is it possible to connect socat to the COM1 device? I am trying to use example from socat man page socat -,raw,echo=0,escape=0x0f /dev/ttyS0,raw,echo=0,crnl and replace device name /dev/ttyS0 with ...
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How to view properties of an open serial connection?

How can I view which properties an open serial connection has? So the baud, start and stop bits, the parity, the number of data bits and especially how the to be transmitted string is terminated (line ...
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Delete virtual serial ports in Windows XP

In my registry file HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\SERIALCOMM there are 14 ports that I want to delete – \Device\VCom11 to \Device\VCom24. I deleted the ports with Registry Editor but after ...
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Overheat alert warning on CPU through Serial port

Is there any way to make an external alarm go off if your CPU reaches a certain temperature using your serial port? I over-clocked my processor and I get warnings if it reaches a certain temperature, ...
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How can I set the power on default state of serial port on Windows 7?

How can I set the DTR line to high by default when a Windows 7 machine starts up? Background: My own Windows service sets the condition of the com port lines to indicate its status. One of these is ...
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How can I access putty from linux terminal?

I'm trying to configure my cisco 2950 switch and I need to use putty on linux. Im not used to using linux but I've been told that putty is built in to linux terminal. I have my serial console cable ...
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How to quickly determine which process (if any) listens to a serial port

I am looking for a command to see the process listening to a port, e.g. /dev/ttyS0 (with root rights on a Linux system). I can do that with lsof /dev/ttyS0 but this is really too slow. Also, I ...
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Determining if I need a 32 bit or 64 bit driver for OSX 10.7.2

I'm looking to download an ftdi driver for OSX 10.7.2. I will be using it for work I'm doing in python 2.7.x, using pySerial. I have no idea how to determine whether I need to download the 32 or ...
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Virtual COM Port Using usbser.sys Keeps Dropping

I have a C# wpf application that is communicating with a device via a virtual com port over USB. This device is using the usbser.sys driver. Everything works normally as expected and communication is ...
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IrDA adapter - how to enable speeds less than 9600

I need to use infrared usb adapter tekram IR-410W under win8. unfortunately it doesnt create virtual com ports. another trouble is IrCOMM driver doesnt work under win7/8 i need to communicate to ...
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Gigaware USB to serial adapter not working on Windows 8

I'm trying to use a Gigaware USB to serial adapter on my new computer. It worked fine with Windows Vista and XP, but not on Windows 8. It's not working and I get this message under device properties ...
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Mount serial port through ssh connection (Mac/Linux)

I'm working on a MacBook Pro under mountain lion and I would like to mount serial device connected (/dev/ttyUSBx) on a Linux PC under Ubuntu 12.10 through SSH. I tried with sshfs to mount /dev ...
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Terminal emulator in windows which can store commands

Is there any good terminal emulator program which will help me save commands so I dont have to type them again and again . It is for communicating with a serial port (COM port) in windows and I have ...
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Displaying / Setting USB BlueTooth Buffer Size

In Windows 7 there is a sequence of mouse clicks on various icons which will display the buffer size of a given Com Port. I can't remember that sequence at this moment. I know I did it once before. ...
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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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This device cannot start. (Code 10) - Gigaware USB - Serial Adapter

I'm trying to use a Gigaware USB -> Serial adapter that worked fine on Windows XP on Windows 8. It's not working and I get This device cannot start. (Code 10) A device which does not exist was ...
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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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Serial com issue with virtual box

I have an issue in using the serial port with virtual box. My host system is Windows, my guest system is ubuntu. I have setup a serial connection between the local Windows and another distant PC, ...
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Forwarding Data from COM Port via Ad-hHoc Network on Linux

I'm new to Linux and I'm trying to setup an ad-hoc network between two computers in order to send data coming from a COM port on one computer to the other. Currently I'm running Lubuntu 12.04 on both ...
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Why do some serial interfaces have many pins?

Various hardware connectors that are dubbed "serial", e.g. USB and PCI-express, have many more than 2 pins/wires. In fact even the good old "serial port" has them. But since they are serial, not ...
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Is there free software that can convert serial input messages to TCP/IP packets?

There is a serial port that can receive text messages from the external device. Now I want to pass these messages to a special software. But that software can only receive TCP/IP packet. For example, ...
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PCIe x1 serial card suddenly stops working

The Perpetrating PC... MB:MSI Z77A-GD65 OS:Windows 7 Pro CPU:Intel Core i5-3570k Ivy Bridge Memory:16gig G.Skill Ripjaw PSU:Cooler Master Silent Pro 700w HD:1TB WD Cavier black Rosewill rc-300e ...
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Send <esc>a with picocom

I have connect a USB serial adapter to my Linux box. I'm trying to connect to the device with picocom and I have to send an escape sequence like <esc>-a (hex: 1B 61) How to do this, ...
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How can I log in my alteon2424?

I was given an old alteon 2424. Pluging a serial cable on the console port allows me to see it booting. I can choose at boot between 2 images in nvram by pressing ctrl o. Both images talk about ...
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Serial Communication vs Device Drivers

My understanding is that serial communication is for direct CPU-to-CPU (or microcontroller-to-microcontroller) communication along a serial bus. My understanding is that a device driver is for ...
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How to make a terminal (running in Atari emulator on Mac) talk to a telnet BBS?

There are a number of Atari ST BBSes still running today, available via telnet. I connect to some of these occasionally using SyncTerm on my Mac. It would be even better to use an ATARI terminal ...
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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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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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Again, how can I get the data sent to printer by attaching linux pc to the printer side of the wire, hen print it somewhere else?

The similar question was asked by davidb, however the circumstances are different. I have a device with the 9-pin RS-232 port and an ancient printer connected to that device. I need to replace the ...