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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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Accept print jobs from serial port, spool to USB printer

I've got a USB printer (HP LaserJet 1018) connected to my Windows 7 desktop. I also have a USB infrared adapter (Actisys ACT-IR224UN-Li) which presents itself as a raw serial port, currently COM3. ...
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Where can I find (and how can I install) the correct driver for an Evolution ER1 robot on Windows XP?

This question is rather esoteric, but an hour of net-perusing led me nowhere useful. I am attempting to get an old Evolution ER1 robot kit (no longer produced) running on Windows XP. The install CD ...
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Picking right serial device

I have several identical USB to serial port adapters on my Fedora FC12 server. Each time I boot, the devices seem to change devices names (/dev/ttyUSBn). Now I will assume that the bus and device ...
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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 ...