Serial stands for doing things sequentially, one bit at a time.

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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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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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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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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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How to enable and set Event Characters for FTDI drivers?

When sending only few bits of data via FTDI USB-Serial cable to the PC, you have to wait for one of the following conditions to occur before you get your data according to FTDI's AN232B-04, Data ...
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ftdi_open() of ftdi_sio v1.4.3 crash at _spin_lock_irqsave

i'm working on an sms related program using a ftdichip modem in gentoo-2.6.30 with ftdi_sio driver v1.4.3. But i'm running into a weird situation now: when OS starts up, my program will try to open ...
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How can I get a device with parallel interface to work on my laptop?

I have performed a product search for USB-to-parallel and ExpressCard-to-parallel adapters but when I read the reviews everyone complains that only work with printers. Where can I get an adapter ...
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ubuntu libvirt serial console requires ttyS0 restart to connect?

I'm attempting to configure serial access from my libvirt host to one of its guests. I've configured the device on the guest and started it: jsharpe@sel-app1:~$ cat /etc/init/ttyS0.conf # ttyS0 - ...
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USB-RS232 serial connection stalls

As a fan of gadgets sometimes I get carried away and this time I bought a Neato XV-11 vacuum bot (which by the way works pretty good). Now there seems to be a firmware upgrade for the device that I ...
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Can Windows-7 Home Premium 32bit retail full install be used with a Window-7 Home Premium 32bit Upgrade license key?

Can Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit retail full install be used with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit Upgrade license key? I bought a Windows-7 32 or 64bit Home Premium Upgrade DVD (upgrade from Vista). I ...
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Moxa - NPort 5110 as HTTP Server or similar

I have a NPort 5110 Serial Device Server connecting our Automation Control Box to the LAN so we can communicate with it from a non-local pc via mapped com port. (if you are unfamiliar with the device ...
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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 reset /dev/ttyS0

I'm trying to connect to a Khepera robot using serial interface (running Scientific Linux 6.1) I used the command screen /dev/ttyS0 to communicate which worked OK, but then I wanted to close it and ...
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GPS detected as serial mouse

I'm not sure if this question is in the right stackexchange site because it's a mix of programming and hardware. Admin, feel free to move it to another stackexchange site. Here is the problem: I've ...
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Is there a distinct advantage that a PS2 port has over a serial/USB port?

Silly question perhaps ... I'm told that PS2 technology dates back to the early 1990's or thereabouts. By and large, motherboard manufacturers still support PS2 technology/ports instead of providing ...
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Terminal client which allows sending raw bytes?

Is there an application like putty, that would allow me to type in raw bytes to send over serial?
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A fake COM port on Windows XP?

I have a win32 program that communicates via serial port (RS-232 / EIA-232 / COM). I would like to intercept redirect that communication without installing a virtual COM port (filter?) driver like ...
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RTTY serial decoder for Linux?

I am in need of a Linux RTTY (50 baud, 170 shift) decoder that can output to serial. I have been googling this for a while and keep coming up blank. Even a script goes a long way here.
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What does opening a serial port do?

What does opening the standard PC serial port do, in electrical terms (i.e. what voltages on which pins)? For example, the ancient VB6 program which controls an apparatus I am tasked with maintaining ...
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Replacing phone line and modems with a pair of serial device servers

I have a pair of legacy applications that connect to each other through a phone line by use of external serial modems. I want to replace the telephone line with an Internet connection. The objective ...
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Boot messages on both VGA and serial console

I use RHEL6 (with GRUB and upstart from Ubuntu) and want to put boot messages on my normal VGA console as well on serial port. I got GRUB to put messages on one of them, but not on both at same time. ...
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Is serial RJ45 to USB a standard?

I can't find any resellers here in Sweden for the RJ45 to USB cable from Current Cost. Are such RJ45 to USB cables covered by a standard so that I could buy one from another vendor? It would also be ...
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Kernel programming for serial input device

This is probably an 'advanced' Linux/kernel question (please help me finding the right place to post it, if not here...) I have an RFID reader that is actually a Serial-to-USB device (found it ...
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Impossible to Remove FTDI driver / FTDI Enumeration on Windows 7

I have already read the : Is it possible to reset FTDI virtual com ports enumeration, we easily get hundreds of COM ports in production environment topics which was pretty interesting ! But I ...
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Mystery serial device on Windows

Arduino's IDE is telling me that I have something connected to serial port COM3. I can't find anything that says COM3 in Device Manager. Is there any way to figure out what it is that's connected 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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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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Multi serial devices on one port

I am developing one software for managing parking lot. System is designed to use four HID RFID devices for authorization clients on gates. Each device should be connected to server by Serial port ...
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How to send from my Z88 to my PC

I've got a Cambridge Z88 that I want to get working with my PC. Around 6 years ago - in 2004 - I made heavy use of my Z88 to do a whole bunch of writing on the train while commuting to and from work. ...
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Serial port game controller (racing pedals)

I have an old madCatz racing wheel for the playstation 2. The gas and brake pedals are connected to the wheel by a serial port. I just bought a usb racing wheel for the PC but it lacks pedals so I ...
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Libserial Package, debain [closed]

I'm looking for the Libserial (the C++ RS232 Library) in debain but i cant find it. am i getting the name wrong?
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Serial Over IP, windows-linux

I need to have a serial port "shared" over the internet (may or may not be using a vpn) At one end is a windows box, at the other is a linux box, wich has the serial port the linux box has no gui and ...
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Linux comand line program, serial (COM port) transmistion, Hex

So I need a program that I can run on embedded linux (OpenWRT 8.09), via command line, I need to be able to transmit 8N1, i need to transmit in HEX (not ascii,) and preferaby also in decimal. As far ...
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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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Snow Leopard Compatible Drivers for Moschip MCS7720 USB-to-Serial Controller

We are using Cables Unlimited USB-2925 USB-to-Dual-DB9 serial cables, which use the Moschip MCS7720 controller. We have downloaded the newest driver from http://www.moschip.com/mcs7720.php, but that ...
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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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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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USB to Serial adapter/cable Windows/Mac/Linux [closed]

I'm looking to get a USB to Serial cable for my Mac/Win/Linux preferably small in size and without unnecessary software installations. I've had one a while ago, it would only work with Windows. On my ...
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WiFi adapter over serial port?

I just recently came into possession of a old AST Premium Exec notebook computer. The only ports it has are a serial port and a parallel port and it runs DOS. I thought that with the serial port I ...