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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Using a named pipe to simulate a serial port on a VMware virtual machine (linux host and client)

Trying to write a python program to create a simulated data stream and feed it, through a named pipe, to a VMware virtual machine. The host is running Ubuntu 11.10 and VMware player 5.0.0. The Vm is ...
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How to setup a serial terminal for DM500HD?

I need to connect to a Linux based STB (set-tob-box) over an emulated serial terminal. I'm not sure how to setup this connection. The manufacturer has given me this number to use: 115200/8N1. What ...
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How can you test communication on a COM/Serial port?

We have a OHAUAS defender 5000 series model T51P Weighting scales with a COM port. if we connect this to a PC we should be able to get the weight on the computer by sending a command to it. Is there ...
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Is it possible to make a persistent USB serial port regardless ofthe existence of the USB device?

USB serial ports, especially devices which emulate serial ports, don't quite behave the same as old serial ports, which causes a few problems with some software. old serial ports, always existed, ...
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How to connect to Ubuntu using Serial Port?

I am using VMware and I want to connect to Ubuntu VMs via serial port. I am connecting both using pipe as referred in this website https://www.vmware.com/support/ws3/doc/ws32_devices3.html How do I ...
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Windows 7 CDC-232 Drivers Issues

This is the single most infuriating issue I have with Windows ever since XP. I recently built a new system and bought Windows 7 32bit. I am an electrical engineering student and I have a whole host ...
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Serial port splitter (1 output device -> 2 computers)

Does anyone know how I can split a serial cable so the output from one device is connected as inputs to two different computers? I try to connect the (-)(+)TX at the same to the two computer... I get ...
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can a bad cable break serial port

I had a really strange experience last week, I am not quite sure if this is the right place to ask it, I decided to give it a go. One of the technicians in my company was preparing some serial cables ...
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What does COM Stand for in terms of Serial Ports

In terms of Serial Ports what does COM actually stand for. I can't find any reference to it. (To be clear I am not talking about Component Object Model but the Hardware Interface used in Windows ...
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Is there a free way to monitor a serial port on Windows 7 x64? [closed]

The title questions pretty much says it all. I've looked around quite a bit, but I have yet to find a free way to monitor a serial port (without opening or blocking it from other applications), that ...
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Emulating a Serial Device on OS X

I have been working with building Microcontroller (mostly Arduino) based devices for the past few months and have been quite surprised by the seeming lack of any form of serial emulation. I know ...
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How to connect to Linux USB serial gadget using Mac OS X?

I have an embedded device, on which I use the USB gadget USB interface to either make it available as a mass storage device, or enable access over USB serial using the g_serial module. While I can ...
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Serial redirection for a desktop computer

Lets suppose I have a desktop computer. Is there any way (i.e. a PCI card or some kind of software/hardware) through which I can enable the computer to support serial redirection? By serial ...
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Seeking 9-bit serial port card for Windows PC [closed]

I need to connect to serial port on a system bus which uses 9 data bits. Is there an off the shelf card which will handle that? Obviously it would need to come with driver software to return 9 ...
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LPT port using USB

I have a machine which connects to PC with LPT port. And in the program I am selecting port number on which is LPT port connected, something like etc. ( a326 ). Now I have bought LPT to USB ...
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How do I clean up COM ports in use?

How do I clean-up these in-use COM ports? The COM port numbers always seem to be taken up by something and although right now I only have 4 serial ports (3 over Bluetooth and one USB to RS-232), I ...
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Setting up a Digital VT100 as a terminal to OS X Lion

I have followed this guide: http://www.club.cc.cmu.edu/~mdille3/doc/mac_osx_serial_console.html And I installed the closed-source Prolific driver (the open source one and the FTDI ones always gave ...
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is there a way how to remotely control computer via USB

I am looking for a way to control my other computer (win/linux) remotely (ideally via VNC) via USB or serial - without using network or virtual network. It can be fully software based, hardware based ...
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How do I link two serial ports in GNU/Linux?

I need to have one serial port receive data and another to transmit same data. How do I make such setup in GNU/Linux. One will be a port created by bluetooth and another will be a USB to serial ...
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interface an lcd through rs232 interface

Linux has character device file representing serial port /dev/ttys*. I can simply open , read , write , close a serial port using system calls in my c program. I am working on a board which has an ...
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How can I use the Verifone Printer 900 on Windows?

Does anyone know how the Verifone Printer 900 works? I'm unable to print from Windows, can't find anything like a driver. I'm already using a serial to USB adapter. I'm using COM3.
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How do I find the device which has Com Port X reserved - want to reclaim the port num for different device

I added a 4 port pci serial card to my windows 7 PC. I want to assign them COM1-4. I know how to change the COM Port Number when the com port number is not already in use. In my case, COM4 is taken ...
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Linux IrDA printing

I have a USB IrDA that I got working with my IrDA printer (SiPiX compact printer A6) on the Windows side, using default 4000000 speed and 1.0ms turn-around time (in the driver config). The USB IrDA ...
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Putty or Tera Term VT alternative for OS X

I am currently using putty and Tera Term VT for connecting to external devices over serial port for bugging. Is there any alternative for OS X?
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How do I set up Debian 6.0.3 to work with serial terminal?

My problem is that most guides on the Internet I've found explain how to enable serial terminal on GRUB 1 and it appears that they moved to GRUB 2 on Debian. I'm running Debian inside VMware and have ...
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How to read data from LAN cable?

I have a device that connect to a Window PC by LAN cable directly instead of serial port. Back when I use serial port, I can use coolterms or hyperterminal program to read the exact data send in from ...
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How can I reduce high CPU usage from DPC's with USB Serial Ports

I have an app that communicates with up to 50 devices over serial ports. The communication takes place in threads, and the threads are throttled so that only a certain number are active at once. ...
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Accessing serial port via sockets

I'm on windows and I need to access my com5 serial port via sockets. I tried serproxy but it does not work. Is there a better tool to do it? This serial port com5 is a virtual serial port of my 3g ...
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RS232 from a Decatur Radar to a PC

I just got a Decatur SI-2 it communicates via RS232 through a DB9 connector. So I went out to BestBuy and got a Dynex™ 16" USB PDA/Serial Adapter Cable. Since I couldn't get it to work on my Macbook ...
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How can I use my cell phone to establish a dial-up networking connection?

I am using Windows 7 and have a BlackBerry with T-Mobile (U.S.). I have paired the phone with my computer over Bluetooth, which automatically creates a serial port for it. I am able to open the port ...
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Serial port IRQ sharing on Linux

I was never able to use two serial ports for I/O on Linux that shared the same IRQ, although the serial driver has "IRQ sharing" enabled. Some BIOS simply don't have enough IRQs to give to each port, ...
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How can I replace some old serial numeric keypads?

My Problem: I have some older serial numeric keypads that are getting hard to replace. I tried a USB keypad but the distance of the cord wasn't long enough, so I tried using a USB to ethernet and ...
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How to do hardware DTR/DSR flow control on Linux (serial port programming)?

It's possible to setup a serial port communication using hardware flow control with the RTS/CTS pins (CRTSCTS flag for tcsetattr), but there is no way to use the DTR/DSR pins for flow control in a ...
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How can I monitor a virtual serial port in Windows 7?

I need to listen to everything that goes (both directions) through a virtual serial port on Windows 7 64bit. I do not need to send anything, just monitor the communication for debugging purposes. ...
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Trackball with 9 pin serial port not recognized by OS

I need to support a trackball mouse (Make:- Cortron Inc) with a 9Pin serial port connector in my application (qt VS2008). This mouse is not getting recognized by my OS (Windows XP) (I dont see the ...
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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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How can I find out what chip is used in USB <-> Serial (RS232) converter from FTDI?

I have an USB <-> RS232 converter with no designation of producer on it. After plugging it into USB port on Windows Vista 64bit computer I chose an option to automatically find and install drivers ...
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How to set up a serial port in VirtualBox?

I need to access a serial device in my VirtualBox guest (Windows XP). My host system is ArchLinux 64-bit. I configured the VirtualBox serial port as follows: Port: COM1 IRQ: 4 I/O Port: ...
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Clash between PPP connections on Windows 7

I am using COM ports to connect to some hardware. I setup RAS connections for the various COM ports. If I connect to one device at a time then I am able to communicate using a TCP/IP socket with ...
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Establishing Serial Port communication through USB in Linux

I am new to Ubuntu and I need to establish a serial port communication between my PC and microcontroller MSP430G2452. On connection the USB available with the Launchpad and using lsusb. It ...
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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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What's the simplest (free) way to share a serial port over an ethernet link?

I have two computers and I'd like to access the serial port on one machine from the other. Is it possible to do this with free software and if so, what options do I have? The sharing machine is ...
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Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port in Ubuntu

I have a '3one data' brand serial-to ethernet converter, that plugs into a serial device at one end, and allows bidirectional communications with the device over an ethernet connection, like this: ...
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Redirecting serial port keeping ability to send signals

I have the following scenario: a laptop running Windows XP, connected to a meter through its serial port. I need to read/write to this serial port from a remote computer (running windows 7). I also ...
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Saving a binary file with HyperTerminal

I have an embedded platform that is connected to my Windows PC via the serial connection. The embedded application sends 532 bytes through the connection. Using HyperTerminal, I am able to see the ...
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connecting device without null modem cable

I have a data collector device which has a RS-232 male port, and the PC which sends data to that device has also a COM (RS-232) male port. For wiring I have a RS-232 cable (male to female) and a ...
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NetBSD Networking

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 4015CDT, with Pentium II MMX, 32MB RAM, 4GB HDD. It also has one USB 1.0 port, parallel and serial ports, a 3.5" floppy drive and a CD-ROM drive (probably almost dead). ...
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Use serial port (COM) as LPT1

I have a device that needs to be plugged in to LPT1 to run a legacy software. I am trying to find a workaround to get it running in a latptop (without parallel port, obviously). I have HL-340 ...
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Serial GPS as time source on Windows 7?

How do I use GPS device connected over serial port as a time source in Windows 7? I have a GPS receiver on my mobile phone which sends data using Bluetooth serial link in NMEA format to computer.
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Creating virtual serial port in Fedora

I want to create a virtual serial port in Fedora. I'm using Java code to communicate over a serial port. I want to test this code with out any serial devices connected.