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Offline LeomaTNWX

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serial card
« on: February 13, 2009, 02:35:44 AM »
I need to find a serial card for my PC. USB to serial cables are not working. Any suggestions on a new card?

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Re: serial card
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 03:07:21 AM »
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Re: serial card
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 07:07:28 AM »
My pc has a serial port which I use.... but I have been looking at new pc's and almost none now ship with a serial port.   I was surprised to see how much it costs for a PCI card.  Still only about $35-60, but when you see all the firewire, usb2 even esata stuff you can get for about $14....   I guess the manufucturs know there is a captive market, especially since none of the pc manufacturuers seem to be using them anymore.   A lot of pc's used by retail stores need at least one or two serial ports...

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Re: serial card
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 10:30:49 AM »
I think I have a  couple of 2 or 4 port serial cards hanging around...
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Re: serial card
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 10:35:22 AM »
Would you be interested in selling one?

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Re: serial card
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 11:17:29 AM »
Which brands of USB to serial adapters have failed to work for you?
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Re: serial card
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 11:19:58 AM »
Would you be interested in selling one?


Let me see if I can find them - will post specs etc.
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Re: serial card
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009, 01:18:12 AM »
Not for sure on the name. I have just used one. I ordered it from Tiger Direct, it had 25-30 good reviews. I guess one one used it for a weather station. Any way I swapped PC's with my son(I forgot his has a serial port.) and everything is running great now.