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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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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RS232 Packet Sniffer

I'm working on a software development project that requires me to send signals to a device via RS232 port. Sadly the included utilities for transferring to and from the device would not work for mass ...
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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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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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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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What would multiple serial ports be used for?

I saw someone was using something like the card in the link below on there system for some networking gear on their pc. I am very curious what a person would need 8 serial ports for. What kind of ...
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Is there a device with multiple serial ports to configure multiple devices

Is there a device that has multiple serial ports that I can connect to my computer so that I can connect other networking devices that can be configured from the serial port to this device and then ...
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15 Pin Serial Cable?

Stumbled across what appears to be a 15pin serial cable when cleaning out the equipment room today. I'm familiar with 25 pin and Any idea what these are commonly used for?
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Display Hex in PuTTY for Serial

Does anyone know if there is a way to get PuTTY to show the hex values of what it's receiving over a serial connection instead of characters?
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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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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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VirtualBox: 4 serial ports

Is there any way in virtual box to have more than 2 serial ports? When I try to set a 3rd or 4th serial port I get "Argument slot is invalid. RT_ELEMENTS(mSerialPorts))". The documentation claims it ...
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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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Looking for Fast RS-232 or RS-485 Interface Cards for Windows

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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Is there a limit to the number of USB to RS-232 ports my computer can support?

I am looking to get a whole bunch of digital output pins that I can directly control from my CPU and I am hoping to use a whole bunch of USB to serial ports to achieve this. Assuming I am using a ...
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How do I know which /dev/ttyS* is my serial port?

I have a laptop which has only one serial port. I went into: /dev directory, and I found: ttyS0 ttyS1 ttyS2 ttyS3 How do I know which of those "ttyS" refers to my serial port?
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Is it possible to reset FTDI virtual com ports enumeration, we easily get hundreds of COM ports in production environment

I have also asked this on serverfault but perhaps it is better suited to be asked here? I hope I'm not breaking any etiquette. When producing devices that use a FTDI USB to serial chip to ...
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Any free application to redirect serial communication to TCP/IP?

Please can anyone suggest a free application which creates virtual serial ports and any traffic on that port is redirected to given TCP/IP address?
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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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Serial port access errors in WINE

I have a setup in which I use a USB serial adapter + some application which sends and receives data using that serial usb. But this setup which works on a Windows, or even in a VMWare Virtual windows, ...
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Cleaning up Windows XP serial ports

I have been using USB-to-serial port converters and have not been careful to plug them into -exactly- the same USB port every time. What is the best (and safest) method to clean up the giant mess of ...
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How can I add a DB9 serial port to a laptop?

I have a device I need a 9 pin serial port to configure. How can I add this capability to my laptop?
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What (traditional) modems work with Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit?

I have a US Robotics v.Everything modem that I occasionally used for fax and Internet dial-in backup access. However, that modem connected to my previous PC using a plain RS-232 9-pin serial port. ...
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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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Internet Connection Sharing via SLIP

I'm trying to get my Amiga 2000 online with a serial cable connected to a PC running Windows XP. I'm following these instructions, which glance over how exactly to configure Internet Connection ...
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I'm looking for serial port monitoring software

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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How to use IrDA adapter as serial port?

I remember back in windows 98 era that you could install IrDA adapter and associate serial port with it so it would work just like rs-232 to infra-red adapter. Is such thing possible on windows 7? Is ...
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How can I setup a pair of virtual serial ports in windows XP?

I would like to create a pair of virtual serial ports that have a virtual null modem cable between them.
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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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Impersonate a serial device with socat

I am trying to use socat to impersonate an external serial device. If I do this in one terminal: sudo socat -ddd -ddd PTY,raw,link=/dev/ttyS32,echo=0 READLINE and run this simplified version of my ...
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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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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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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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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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Sniff data on serial ttyS0 by virtualbox COM

I am running VirtualBox under linux. Gues OS is Windows XP. I have an IR transmitter connected to serial port, (yes the old kind DE-9), on my box and added the following in VirtualBox "Serial Ports": ...
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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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Why do I lose data from serial port when I reboot my computer?

I have an application that is monitoring a serial port. Data is sent from the other side only when the port is opened but I found out that I lose some data when I reboot my computer. Why is that? The ...
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How can I send data to the serial port from a Linux shell?

I need to find the linux way of running the following DOS commands: MODE COM1: 9600,N,8,1,P COPY FIRMWARE.COD COM1 Is this possible? I know COM1 in Linux is /dev/ttyS0 but that's about it. How do ...
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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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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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RS232 to USB conversion

I want to connect some old device (with a RS232 port) to my laptop which doesn't have serial ports. I bought an adapter which is made in China and comes with no drivers CD. After searching I ...
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How can I wire RS232 to RS485? [closed]

I've got a wiring diagram but the notes on the side are confusing me. Can someone explain how this pin out should look?
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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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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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File transfer over a serial line

I have 2 linux computers, and a serial line between them, one of them is only accessible through a serial line that has shell on it. How can I transfer files between the 2 computers? I've heard that ...
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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.
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New serial window in GNU Screen

I know that I can launch Screen as a serial port terminal from scratch. What I want to do is to create a new window inside an already running screen session as a serial terminal. so that I don't need ...
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Virtualbox and Serial Port permissions

I have a Windows XP Pro SP3 host machine running a Windows XP Pro SP3 guest machine. The host machine has one serial port, COM1, that I need to use in the guest machine. When I add the serial port to ...