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

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Xbee Serial communication with RaspberryPi

I want to know how Xbee serial communication actually works. Normally we uses python libraries to communicate with Xbee in RaspberryPi. But I have to implement the serial communication in Lua ...
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How do I Connect a 30yr-old Tandy 1400LT laptop to the internet?

Just for the fun of it, I want to get an old Tandy 1400LT laptop: NEC V20 (Intel 8088 equivalent) 640 KB RAM 9'' CGA backlit monochrome display two 3,5'' 720KB DD floppy drives RS-232C serial port ...
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Simplest way to send characters to USB serial device on Mac using script

I have a simple serial device that I need to talk to (but not listen to) periodically via command. The device is connected OK as /dev/usbxxx. What is the simplest/easiest way to do this? Installing ...
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Quickly write byte to Bluetooth dongle's serial port when webpage loads

I have a USB Bluetooth dongle mounted (?) as /dev/rfcomm0, and when I navigate to my local IP address from another device on my network in a browser, I want it to write a 't' to the serial port so ...
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/dev/ttyACM0 on Windows?

I've got a device (a Ninja Sphere, if you're curious) that does serial over mini-USB. On my Ubuntu laptop, it shows up as /dev/ttyACM0 and when I screen into it, I can log in (it's basically Linux on ...
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Mac OS X USB to Serial doesn't work

I'm developing a hardware which has USB to Serial (RS232) connectivity. Everything is fine when connecting the USB to Serial from Windows. But whenever I'm at Mac OS, the cable doesn't work. It does ...
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How do I determine a USB memory stick's serial number in Cygwin?

I already know that within windows, you can get a USB memory drive's Volume Serial Number by doing dir <drive_letter>:, where <drive_letter> is the drive letter of the USB drive. I also ...
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Using a legal WindowsXp key with a different Windows XP disk

I'm trying to reinstall WindowsXp on a Acer PC of a friend of mine. Problem here is, it has a legal installation of WindowsXp, but the re-installation disk is nowhere to b found. I have a legal copy ...
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characters received in serial communication only after pressing enter

I have a simple PC to board connection using serial (9600, no parity, 8 bits, no hw flow) I opened simple terminal *with teraterm) in PC and enter keys in teraterm and in board, I just do cat ...
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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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Print TTY Stream to Terminal

I have a usb device. The driver for said devices sets up a ttyUSB0 stream for interfacing with the device. I am trying to understand how the data from this device is formatted. Is it possible to ...
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How to connect 2 computers using Hyperterminal?

How can i send text from one computer to another using Hyperterminal? They both have Windows XP, they are connected with a RS-232 null modem cable. Is it possible? If yes what settings should i use
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TCP/IP to Serial - Serial Server

I have a server with 8 COM ports which I would like to make accessible via TCP ports, I've done quite a bit of research and tried numerous solutions including ser2net etc. All of which unfortunately ...
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Nullmodem connection performance

I want to transfer 118 MiB data from an old Windows 95 PC to a laptop running Windows 95 and 2000 in dual boot. The computers do not have an Ethernet card and I do not have a second computer where ...
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Configure UART GPS module for Friendlyarm nanopc-t1 on Android

I have a NanoPC-t1 device and I'm running Android 4.2.2 on it. I want to install my gy-gps6MV2 module and make it work as the device GPS. Do I need root access? (I already tried to root device with ...
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Fix a brick router with Arduino (usb-to-serial adapter)

I need to test if my USB to serial adapter is working correctly. I've read somewhere about shorcircuiting RX and DX pins so that to get responde is putty. Problem is i'm not used with putty, so what ...
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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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With Putty how do you make it act like windows cmd prompt with up arrow presses?

With Putty I would like to be able to press the up key to cycle through previous commands like Windows cmd prompt. Is there a way to accomplish this with Putty windows on a serial connection? If not, ...
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Configure PL2303-based USB-to-RS232 adapter to stay awake when no active device is present

I am resurrecting some X10 devices with the aid of a USB-to-RS232 adapter. The problem is, that the adapter only works with the Firecracker device when there is another serial device on the line (the ...
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Login prompt on serial or any network is comes from which init script?

Login prompt on serial or any network is comes from which init script? My Embedded system is running with Linux 2.36 and default file system of ti814x. In my scenario, I want to verify /etc/passwd ...
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FT232 USB-Serial not usable with deamon

I am trying to use an USB-Serial converter with a program (a deamon) that is launched at startup on a embedded board (Odroid-XU). The deamon does not work since it fails to open the serial port ...
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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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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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File URL appears when hosting serial terminal

I'm using my Apple IIGS as a serial terminal (using Modem.MGR as a vt220 emulator) to OS X 10.9.2. I open the session by typing screen /dev/tty.usbserial 19200 on the Mac, and then Ctrl+A Shift+Colon ...
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Serial Terminal with custom colors

Looked around but I can't seem to find a serial terminal program that has ability to custom color lines according to certain symbols found in received lines. For example I would like to see 'ERROR: ...
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connect to a serial device via TCP socket

My setup is this: serial device ttyUSB0 connected to laptop A software that opens TCP socket to listen and write to, also runs on laptop A (linux) My goal is to pipe data from/to serial device ...
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Windows 8 strange files appearing on hard drive

I recently installed a copy of Windows 8 on my machine and about a week ago, I noticed strange files on my hard drive This file is currently located within my C:\ volume: ...
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Number of a serial port in serproxy

I have connected my Uno32 chip kit which contains PIC microcontroller to a PC over COM2. Now I have to serial communicate the data which is passed by that controller. I use serproxy to which I have ...
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Serial cable gender

What is the gender standard of a serial connection? Seems that all computer's serial ports are male, but it is ambiguous the peripheral gender... I see printers with female DB9 connectort and also ...
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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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Getting garbage input and output over serial connection with microcontroller

I am trying to connect to a MicroZed board via USB serial with teraterm on Windows 7, and I am running into some issues. I was able to connect to this exact board using minicom on Linux, but I cannot ...
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Can't find server serial number

I am trying to find the serial number of a windows server 2003 R2. I used a lot of tools but i couldn't find the serial number. Note that i want the serial number and not the product key. I also ...
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Get USB key manufacturer serial number

I am looking for a batch command to retrieve an USB key manufacturer serial number. I need a command that works in both Windows XP and Windows Seven. This is for a hardware follow-up. I have a script ...
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Serial number not found, copy of Windows not genuine

I have an HP-G71-340US notebook that I purchased 11/29/09. When I power it up, a black screen comes on that shows "serial number not found" and it also says that my copy of Windows 7 Home Basic is ...
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Windows 7 PC - disable sending data to com ports at bootup

We have a Windows 7 pc connected via com 1 to a scale head. Windows 7 outputs data at boot up to the com port and scambles the scale head's configuration which has to be re-configured. We have ...
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grub2 with serial backup

I just setup a headless server. I would like to administrate this via serial, but I won't always have a serial connection plugged in. If I configure GRUB_TERMINAL="console serial", grub2 will 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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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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OS X Serial Number in VM

I was wondering after installation of Mountain Lion on VMWare or other virtualization softwares (on a mac) will it show the same "serial number" in "About This Mac"? And is it possible to customize ...
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Skipping serial prompt installing custom unattended Windows Seven DVD and getting OEM key instead

I'm currently doing my first custom unattended Windows Seven DVD creation. I used WAIK with a retail Windows Seven DVD and created a "AutoUnattend.xml" file thanks to WSIM. Aiming to have a ...
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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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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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Android Development - Use of RealTerm or other program to directly manipulate and monitor radio/modem to debug Android Telephony [closed]

I and others are desperately trying to port Android 4/ICS/JB/CM10.1 from the LG Optimus 2X/P990 to the LG G2X/P999 cell phone but we haven't been able to get the phone's Qualcomm mdm6600 radio/modem ...
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Computer Serial Number - Secret? [closed]

Would there be any reason not to share once computer serial? Additionally same question regarding a battery serial? I am developing an online interface in combination with a little daemon running on ...
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Create virtual port from another mac

I have 2 Macintoshes. In the first Macintosh I have put in the USB port a device (like a iPod, Arduino, other) and I would like to connect from the second Macintosh to the device on the first. The ...
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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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Serial Printer to USB through USB hub

I am looking at purchasing a win 8 tablet (non rt) that only has one usb port. I need to be able to connect an epson serial printer as well as a usb to ethernet adapter. Given that there is only one ...
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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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I can't connect to internet via lan cable because 2032 battery died and my bios bios info is now empty

I have a compaq CQ61-112SL from about 5 years now... the main battery is almost dead, doesn't keep more then 10 minutes. anyway my problem is that my motherboard battery didn't have any more energy ...
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Sharing a serial port between two processes

As it is not possible to directly share a serial port between two processes using Linux, I am looking for another way to achieve this, I have heard about socat but could not find a concrete example of ...