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RS232 on new laptops

Question: RS232 on new laptops

Hi allI am thinking of buying a new lap-top (nothing fancy) but I note that none seem to have an RS232 port any more.I MUST have RS232 because one use of the laptop would be in communicating with all sorts of strange devices that use RS232 (using all sorts of software).I know that USB to RS232 converters exist BUT now to the question:One piece of software I use is Hyperterminal and it "looks" for ports (eg RS232), but as far as I can tell, doesn't see USB (my son's laptop only has USB, and Hyperterminal only comes up with TCP, modem and COM4 (IIRC) which is the infra-red port). And all the other software (i.e. other than Hyperterminal) just seems to find COM1 and then works.Thus, does anyone know how all these RS232 bits of software could find the "port" via USB? Would the USB to RS232 converter cable have software that turns USB into COM1?Has anyone used stuff like Hyperterminal via USB?Thanks for any help.Skeletal

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Preferred Solution: RS232 on new laptops

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Answer: RS232 on new laptops

Is it a Basic Com port

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Question: RS232 on TV

RS232 on TV and Freeview Sat box. What is this serial port for?

Answer:RS232 on TV

Dunno about the TV. But my Humax Freeview STB has serial connection which can be used for uploading firmware upgrades from PC (after first downloading from Internet). Although the upgrades are available over the air, they are available sooner off the Internet.For this to work, one requires (for my box) what is known as a Null Modem Cable (and, of course, a serial connection on your PC). Cables avaialble on ebay, maplin etc.If you haven't got a serial connection on your PC, you can get a USB to serial adapter.It should all be described in your manual.Maybe the TV can take firmware upgrades in a similar way.

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Question: Rs232

I am planning on building a small form factor PC but it will need RS232. I don't know for sure if there will be room for an add on card for the RS232. Is there a usb to RS232? If so, will it work as good as an add on card?
 

Answer:Rs232

Usb to RS232 adapters/cables are common (on Ebay) and I assume they work well but I have never used one myself.
 

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Question: USB - RS232

On my old pc i used a belkin ups with their bulldog software. The ups connected to the pc via a serial cable and all worked very well.So I buys a new pc and realise that it doesn't have a serial port. So I get a USB- RS232 cable (serial connector one end to connect to the ups and a USB conector the other end).I installed the drivers from the disk that came wit the usb/serail cable but the ups is not detected. Interestingly if I go into device manager, after installing the driver, and expand the tree so that i can see the driver one minute its there the next the device manager tree closes then opens and the driver disappears then it re-appears!My operating system is win xp home sp2.

Answer:USB - RS232

TomGI've used usb-serial converters, not all with the same degree of success. In most cases however, a reboot seemed to cure most ails, and sometimes only with the usb converter connected before boot up. Not a lot offer, but might be worth a try if you haven't already...

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Question: RS232 Question

I am planning on building a small form factor PC but it will need RS232. I don't know for sure if there will be room for an add on card for the RS232. Is there a usb to RS232? If so, will it work as good as an add on card?
 

Answer:RS232 Question

Check out this link: TRENDnet USB to RS-232 . I do not personally own one, but I have used them at my job and they seem to work pretty well. You may have a driver issue, depending on the OS you will be using, but for the most part it works.
 

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I am trying to make an application with C++Builder which communicates with a PIC16F877A which has a RS232 interface. Unfortunately my computer only has USB ports so I have bought a USB to RS232 converter cable.
Well I am a complete beginner to C++ Builder so really at this point I don't even know it will be possible to do this... Any help and advice would be really appreciated. ies
 

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Hi
i bought a cheap usb to rs232 cable of ebay for £2 with a driver disc.

When i connect usb to port the wizard takes over and asks to install disc but then it will not install .
Have downloaded different drivers but it still wont work,drivers are on desktop i think
thought cable was not working so ordered another but same problem.
Am i doing something wrong?
 

Answer:usb to rs232 problem?

Some manufacturers of converters like this require you to install the driver software before connecting the converter to the computer. I would suggest going into device manager and uninstalling the converter, restart the computer. Hopefully on the driver disk there is a "setup" or "install" utility that can be executed, run this install and after it is done connect the converter to the USB port on the computer and let the New Hardware Wizard do its thing. If this doesn't fix the problem try a different vendors converter.
 

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Hi guys

I purchased a HL USB RS232 (serial to USB adapter) and the drivers that came with it are not being detected by windows 7. Would anyone happen to have a link where i could find a working driver for Windows 7.

Thanks

Answer:HL USB RS232 driver

have you tried loading the drivers in compat mode ? Compatibility Mode

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Question: Pavilion 550 RS232

Hi, I would like to buy a HP Pavilion 550-209nl Desktop, but I have a couple of issues:Is it possible to add a RS232 connection on it? I need it to connect some instruments at work.Is it possible to use with two screens? Cheers Ale

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Question: RS232 data

Anyone know what software is best to use to enable me to view the data coming into my RS232 port from external scientific equipment?...ie an anemometer!....I need to view the raw data to check why I do not get the correct readings from the equipment and been told I should do a port scan...bit too techy for me!
 

Answer:RS232 data

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Question: RS232 problem

This is for the really old hands...

Got this Seiko labelprinter on Com4 (hispeed pci serial card).
My mobo is Asus P5Q3 wifi-ap deluxe.
I am always on a hell of a ride before I get this to work, these are the options shown in device mgr.:
bps 9600...115200 (several tried)
databits 8
parity none
stop bits 1
flow control none/hardware/xon-xoff (think hardware was the control of choice when it at at last worked for prior W7 installs: Beta, RC, W7)
Com 4

Msg "printer communication error".
Only possible setting on the printer is the com port.

Now I can try for days changing this and that and maybe as before it starts to work "just like that", but it is annoying: I had a crash and reinstalled W7 Ultimate.

W7 gives me a choice of two universal drivers, V8 and V10, tried to change to V8 but that doesn't change anything.

Anyone?

Answer:RS232 problem

Normally you don't need to change settings on the port itself. I would look towards a driver issue here (check for drivers for the printer itself that are comparable with W7)

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How do I determine if the USB port is actually getting data to/from the system's COM port?

Some info:
- I have Vista Home Premium
- I purchased a Generic USB to RS232 adapter (from China) based on a PL2303 chip.
- The driver that came with the adapter seems to have installed properly.
- I have RealTerm installed.
- I jumpered Tx to Rx plus other pins on the male DB9 connector.
- I sought help from Prolific (re PL2303), but found nothing helpful.

But I don't know how to look for data passing through the adapter. What I type on the keyboard does not show up on the RealTerm screen.
I've worked with RS232 for years, and know about the signal-type on the USB port.
But now I am stumped, and about to cut the vinyl covers of the adapter.

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Question: rs232 transmission

I am trying to connect windows xp com 1 to a wire edm machine rs232 port
machine receives in msdos. tried using hyper terminal. Program shows it sends but it is not received by the wire machine.
 

Answer:rs232 transmission

Hi, You might want to check and see if the machine receiving the data and the computer is set the same. (Data Bits,Parity, Protocol, Speed, Stop Bits, and Handshaking) They have to match on both or it will not work.
What DNC software are you using and what control is on the machine?
I might be able to help you better if I know that.
 

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Question: RS232 vs. Parallel

While working on a larger problem I found I was not quite sure of the port and cableling names. Is DB-25 RS232 the same as a Parallel port? Also, What is RS422 and RS485.

I know that DB-9 is RS232 and a serial port, so I assume that DB-25 RS232 is simiar to a serial port but I think I may be getting it mixed up with a standard Parallel port as well.

I had found one site but it was too technical for what I need to know. I just want to know an example of it's purpose and what type of connecter they use.

If someone could straighten me out on all this it would help me a lot.

[in case your wondering about the larger problem...it involves Punch Press machines, controls, and a BTR board. It seems most BTR's use a serial (DB9 RS232 connection) but ours uses what I am calling the parallel port]
 

Answer:RS232 vs. Parallel

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Question: Wireless RS232

I need to extend a fiber optic connection one-half mile LOS. The fiber carries RS-232 data. Can anyone recommend a hardware solution?
 

Answer:Wireless RS232

While I haven't used them myself, this might help:
http://www.bb-elec.com/product.asp?sku=9PFLST&dept_id=101
 

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Question: rs232 transmission

I am trying to connect windows xp com 1 to a wire edm machine rs232 port
machine receives in msdos. tried using hyper terminal. Program shows it sends but it is not received by the wire machine.
 

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Hello,I've got a plotter (well, it's a vinyl cutter), which is serial and according to the manual the pin-outs are as follow.It looks to be as if they put '1' for RTS when really they meant '7'. However, that aside, is this a standard straight through cable because TX/RX are not crossed but I thought if it were straight through then 4/6 and 7/8 wouldn't be linked?I'd rather just buy a cable, but this layout is confusing me Thanks for any help in letting me know about this layout.

Answer:Help with 9 pin RS232 pins.

Early serial connector layouts  were defined by the computer maker.  If that was they way they did it, that was the way it worked. Standard layouts became standard later.The layout you show in the picture is not exceptional at all.Here is another almost the same.http://www.diyha.co.uk/electronics/comm1.htmlAnd with photoshttp://www.google.com/search?q=9+pin+serial&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=yHq&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Sc7LTbDjKZO4sAObjqToBg&ved=0CDIQsAQ&biw=853&bih=372I like this one:

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Question: wireless rs232

HelloDoes anyone know if it is possible to transfer data wirelessly via a rs232 connector on a Win95 laptop to another Pc with either Win95 through to Xp?Thank You!

Answer:wireless rs232

click here

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Question: RS232 connection

Not strictly a computing query but I just got a new LCD TV and it has an RS232 connection and so does my sky box. Can anyone tell me anything about it.

Answer:RS232 connection

It's generally used by factories and engineers for setting and controlling the user interface modules (menus) you see and use on the tv.

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Question: No RS232 support

First, I appologize for this being so long-----I have a laptop I was given to use at work that is dual booted into Windows 98 and XP Professional. The Windows 98 is being used for the DOS architecture only. It is not a full operating system setup. I use this DOS for operating a data acquisition machine. However, this new laptop does not have an RS232 port for the DB9 adapter cable that is on the data machine. What I am trying to do is to use a USB conversion cable as this laptop has many USB ports. I know I need a USB driver for this to work. I went to the adapter's webpage and downloaded the driver for Win98 (as there is no driver support for DOS). Here is my dilemna: being that Win98 is not a full operating system, the driver will not load. Is there some way I can manually place the driver in config.sys and autoexec.bat in the DOS architecture. I have tried many configurations that did not work. Unfortunately this data system has to run in DOS only.

Answer:No RS232 support

No.It would have to be a driver written specifically for DOS to work properly.

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Question: RS232 port

I have just bought new software for my laptop, it's for diagnostics on cars. The software has been configured to use a rs232 (db9) socket on the laptop to conect to the OBD2 on the car, the only thing i have on my laptop is USB's and the 25pin printer port. Is there a way around this?many thanks.

Answer:RS232 port

USB to Serial Port connector?

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I have an old trusty 2000VA UPS that has an RS232 communications port and I wonder if there's some way I can get Windows 7 64-bit to see the UPS via a USB converter cable. This UPS does not come with any Windows 7 driver or management software, Is buying a new UPS the only way forward if i want to protect my ASUS Republic of Gamers Core i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz machine?
 

Answer:UPS USB-to-RS232 Converter and Windows 7

The UPS doesn't have to be connected to the PC via USB or serial to protect it so you can use it as is.

Buy it will likely work for management with a USB to Serial adapter, Windows 7 has built in support for many APC UPS's out of the box. You may also find newer APC software for your model on the APX website.
 

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Hi, Ive purchased a USB To Rs232 cable to run on my laptop running Vista Premium 32 bit, but for some reason I cant find the correct drivers for it,the ones ive found are only for XP thats if there is one? if anybody has done this could you please let me know how it's done. Thanks

Answer:USB TO RS232 vista drivers

Make, model of lapy and the cable?

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Question: RS232 line drivers

Anyone had any experiance with these?I want to send (only) from a PC to some machines about 50 yards away. I need to do it using only one line driver at the PC. I have looked at the Patton website (model 1000) but it is not clear if I can use just one, for sending only, or MUST these things work only as pairs?

Answer:RS232 line drivers

click here for detailed information on the RS232.

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Hello

I need your help to find an USB adapter to connect to and Old Laptop that only have RS232 port.

I want to connect USB divices to the RS232 based Laptop

Thanks for your Help

Humberto Medina

Answer:Old Laptop with RS232 needs USB ports

pcmcia card to usb is ok

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I have the problem that my RS232 work not 100%under MS/DOS. In Windows XP the RS232 works fine.What can i do ?

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Answer:Tecra Series S2 and RS232 under MS/DOS

Hi,

I think you need an adequate DOS driver for the RS232 port!

At http://newsletter.toshiba-tro.de/main/index.html you can ceck which hardware your Tecra S2 have an search a driver for it at the web!


TOK

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Question: RS232 on M72e Tiny

Hello to All, On specifications M72e Tiny (MT - M 3267 - 5B1) it is said that on the motherboard there is a COM (RS232) port.If this is just how to activate and what is the connection of the latter? Thank you in advance for your answers.Cordially.

Answer:RS232 on M72e Tiny

Hello,Person for an answer?This becomes very urgent for our production.Thank you in advance.Cordially.

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My new laptop doesn't have a Serial RS232 connection but I use one occassionally to download data to a Satellite Receiver.I've bought a RS232 to USB cable which was supplied without a driver. I've tried installing using XP's integrated drivers without success. Can anyone suggest where a suitable driver might be sourced? I've tried click here

Answer:USB to RS232 Serial cable

Possible source:click here(Drivers link, hopefully may work!)

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I would like to reprogram a EEPROM, however it seems that my Serial Port does not provide power when I enter Windows XP. Under Linux, the JDM PIC programmer's LED lights up, however I need to use Ponyprog in Windows. I see there is power to the programmer just until I enter Windows. Any ideas? Thanks





T61p T7500, Quadro FX 570M, 4GB, 60GB Patriot Pyro, XP ProX61t Tablet, L7300 Centrino vPro, Windows 7 Home 64-bittpfancontrol installed on all systems

Answer:RS232 in Windows XP with PIC programmer

Hello mate, Try to see in the device manager if windows does not turn off the port to save energy.It's the only option I see for the moment. I try to look further if it's not the problem.





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I have used X10 successfully for many years and controlled my whole house via a CM11A controller. This controller connected to my PC through a serial port and could be easily programmed to change lights etc. Since the old PC died and I have bought a new one there is no serial socket on it. I got a cable adapter recently and installed the driver. After some jigging to get the device to be on COM2 (CM11A only allows 1 - 4) I still can't program the CM11A. The Activehome software fails its communication test to COM2. I downloaded a serial port monitor and it looks like bits are sending. Now I'm stuck! Any ideas out there?
 

Answer:USB to RS232 cable problems

Look in Properties for COM2 and check the baud rate, parity, number of bits, etc is configured properly. The manual I found says 4800 baud, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit.
 

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Question: RS232 serial port

Does the HP Probook 650 G1 Notebook PC come with a built in RS232 serial port. If not is it an option. If it is not avaiable is there a model with the RS232 port built in or available with an option.

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Hi, I need RS232 pinout of HP RP2 Retail System  2030 . How can i found it ? { RJ-50 Serial Ports (Power Configurable 5V/12V) } Could you please help me ? Best Regards, N A

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Does anybody know if a RS232 port is the same as a serial port?
 

Answer:RS232 the same as serial port?

Well, I think so. Just do some google image search on "Serial port" and see if that's you mean.
 

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Is there anyway to control Media Center via RS232?

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I bought a hand held scanner which had a female 9 pin connector. My laptop only had a 15 pin rs232 connector. As I had spare usb ports I got a USB cable that had a male 9 pin attachment at one end. I also downloaded some drivers for HL-340. When the cable is attached it shows up as com4 usb-serial ch340 usb2.0-ser!. When I run the software associated with the scanner, a light on it flashes, but nothing else happens.Does anyone have any idea if I am using the combination of cables etc?

Answer:Rs232 to USB cable problem

If the port on the Laptop is an RS232 Serial port, are you sure it isn't 25-pin male? You should be able to get a 25-pin female to 9-pin male RS232 Serial Cable to connect the laptop and scanner directly. Have a look at this page click here

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Hello Techguy
I have a USB to RS232 converter which came with a driver disk. I can load the driver in and everything seems to load OK. However, when I then plug in the converter, it can not find the driver.

What it seems to be looking for is a driver called "USB2.0-SER!". However, the device seems to be a Prolific chip device and I would have expected to see it looking for something like "PL2303" or similar. I searched the computer for a driver with this name but no luck.

I went to the Prolific website and downloaded their driver but that didn't work any better.

I know these devices work as I have seen them working on other computers. How do I get it going?
 

Answer:Solved: Driver problem for USB/RS232

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wont print on rs232

Answer:tm-t88iii rs232 wont print

http://www.pos-printer.com/epson_tm...does it have Windows 7 drivers ?? I was under the impression Epson stopped support at XP ?

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Since installing SP3 to my Windows XP Pro system my RS232 serial port no longer works. I have a Hyperpen tablet that has an RS232 connection so it no longer functions. Is there a converter that I can attach to the male RS232 so I can connect via a USB port? I have seen a USB 2.0 to RSB (male) serial adapter dongle but that is of no use. I'd appreciate any suggestions towards resolving this.

Answer:RS232 serial port not working

Have you checked in Device Manager to see if it is working there , or if there any conflicts . It won't have just broken , it must be a software problem as it occurred as you loaded SP3 , it might just need reconfiguring , what does the tablet need in terms of port speed etc. , data bits , flow control etc. ? Ashley

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I can't get my usb to rs232 cable to install and vista keeps indexing the com port as it trys the next install. I have downloaded the driver, updated the driver, deleted the driver and reloaded the driver to no avail. Now it shows 26 com ports in use and tells me the device I am trying to install is trying to use a display name that is already in use. How do I clear this up so I can install this device?

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I have a set of scales that outputs data on rs232. I need to read the data (weight in grams)multiply by a price per gram and output to a rs232 LCD display.Is there an easy way to do this. the scales constantly output and the price per gram has to be adjustable

Answer:RS232 data converter and output

Easy is a relative term.Most scales like that are used in some company or way that demands some software in order to be sold. Look at the makers web site for how they expect you to use the product. We still have many running a DOS app.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Hello, so I bought cheap usb to rs232 cable off ebay and been trying to get it working. I tried installing many different drivers from internet and still windows is not recognizing my cable. I tried to copy drive file to system32\drivers, no luck.

Has anyone else had similar problem? Do I need to buy prober cable with driver cd included?

Thank you

Answer:Usb to serial rs232 no working drivers

You need a Prolific PL2303. Its the ONLY one I've found that will work with my wife's Singer Embroidery machine. It works on both Win 7 and Win 8.

Amazon.com: Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter (Prolific PL2303HX Rev D Chipset): Computers & Accessories

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Dear Friends;
We have many software installed in Laptop having WXP for trouble shooting purpose at machines. Communication of many devices is done through RS232. Some time it happen that a we fail to communicate with a device while everything is ok because some other software has already captured RS232 port of Laptop and it is hard for me to find out which software has done that.
Yesterday, after making communication with a PC via two soft wares, I tried to hibernate the PC but it failed to Hibernate as Com port was busy/captured while all the programs were closed. Is there any way to know which program has captured the Com port?
 

Answer:How do we know which program captured RS232 port??

I have used Portmon with XP 32 bit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896644.aspx
I am not aware of an equivalent utility though for 64 bit XP.
 

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What is the maximum length that you can run a serial cable before having communication problems?
 

Answer:RS232/serial cable length

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I have purchased a usb to serial adapter but the drivers are not functional.

Every time I plug the cable inside my computer i get a USB device not recognized message. Under device management > Universal Serial Bus controllers > Unknown Device.

The drivers that i have is called "PL-2303 Driver Installer". Even after installing this driver, I still have no luck. I know it is possible to update the driver but the driver format would have to be in a .INF file. In this case the driver is a .exe file so i have no idea what to do.

Any help would be really greatly appreciated also the drivers are available @ http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31

If the device is functional and installed, it should be under the COM ports in device manager but like i said before it is not and is listed as "Unknown Device".
 

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Here is the deal. Where I work we have a ticketmaster application that uses a seperate RS232 network. This means special lines that run to a special little ticketmaster box in my switch room. Needless to say it is a royal PITA when we have to move these computers connected to this special network.

So to fix this I was hoping there were some kind of RS232 to ether net adapters out there. I know they exist, but I think the solution I need is special. i need an Adapter on the PC side that talks to an adapter on the switch side. So basically the flow would go like this:


COM Port --> Convertor Box --> Ethernet --> Converter Box --> Com Port on Special Box

Anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Piggy Back RS232 Over Ethernet

Is it realy Ethernet or justr cat5. (meaning is there going to be a ethernet switch in between?)
 

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I have a CyberPower USB to RS232 adapter. From the research I have done this should create a Com Port in my "Device Manager" so that programs
are then able to use it. I have researched this specific device and there are apparently problems with how it works on WIndows 8.1 but I have not been able to find a solution. The driver for the device was installed by WIndows plug-and-play controls. It decided
that the "HID-compliant vendor-defined device" driver version 6.3.9600.16384 was appropriate, however there is no Com Port in the "Device Manager" and instead a "USB Input Device" appears corresponding to the adapter each time
it is plugged in. Under the "Devices and Printers" the "Unspecified" device "CPS RS232 USB Bridge for UPS" shows up. 


When I attempt to use drivers from a different source (the manufacturer of the USB to RS232 adapter), the plug-and-play ignore the new drivers and use the ones from above.



How can I get the Com Port created so that I can use the adapter properly?



Is there a way to circumvent the plug-and-play and use the driver from the manufacturer?


Thank you for your help.

Answer:CPS RS232 USB Bridge for UPS - not creating Com Port

Hi,
Regarding current situation, let?s try to manually install the driver by following these steps:

Device manager -> Right click the device and choose update driver -> Browser my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device driver? -> Have disk -> choose the driver manually to install.

Then let me know whether this device can work fine.
For further troubleshooting, please post back the image for descript more detailed about your issue.

For your reference:
SOLVED!!! cps rs232 usb bridge for ups driver UPDATE / DOWNLOAD
http://devicehappy.info/solved-cps-rs232-usb-bridge-for-ups-driver-update-download/usb-drivers/usb-driver-update-16/
Please Note: The?third-party website/product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance
or reliability.

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is a RS232 port the same as my 9 pin com port?if I wanted to make software ROMs for my 8-bit bbc micro, what would kind of eprom programmer would I use?I'm a complete n00b in this field.

Answer:RS232 port & eprom Programmer

try an emulator to save the grief......Link:>http://www.emulator-zone.com/

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i am using core 15 processor,dell n4110 laptop,, i tried to connect profolic usb to serial(rs232) cable. i tried in win7 professional and ultimate.in professional i installed but device is not working.. error statement is coming as "this device not srarted(code 10 err0r)"

Answer:code 10 error,usb to rs232 cable

Hi Ebin
Try to visit the following site:

USB to RS232 cable keep receiving a Code 10 message - Microsoft Answers

Good luck

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Hello All,

As a surveyor, I'm trying to slowly solve all the glitches on my new Windows 8.1 laptop.

1. Mouse

I often visit this NSW government site SIX Maps

When navigating the map, you use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in or out and hold down the left mouse button to pan.

In my new windows 8.1 laptop, the scroll and pan functions won't work.

Iv'e tried 4 different mice and none of them work but they all work on my old XP laptop.

I've also tried 2 browsers (Chrome and IE)

I have also been in touch with the NSW goverment support team to no avail.

Looking in control panel, I couldn't recognise anything that would help.

Does anyone have any ideas?
2. USB to RS232 serial port cable replicator

This cable is used to download/upload information to the survey instrument. It worked fine on Windows XP, but will not work on Windows 8.1. It may be something to do with the port configuration.

Please note that the software is very old and I had to create a virtual XP machine using VMWARE to run it. (As well as some other obsolete software such as XTGOLD and Q.EXE! Any one remember these? I've yet to come across any file editing program to equal Q.EXE)

Hopefully someone will have some ideas otherwise I'll have to go back to the manufacturer and they'll charge more than I paid for the computer!!!

Thanks in advance for your help,

Michael

Answer:Problem with mouse and USB to RS232 cable

Well, I tried the link you provided and I was able to scroll using IE, Logitech Mouse, and Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit). However, when I first accessed the site, it said that their site would work better with FireFox or Chrome. I have Chrome installed but did not try it.

USB to RS232, which end connects where? Does the USB end connect to the computer or the survey equipment? When running your XP, does it provide an error when you try to connect upload/download data? I would think that your VMWARE and XP will be able to handle everything, but you will need to play with port settings to have everything configured the way it was before. For example, my wife's computer is Windows 8.1 Pro, and I have her run VMWARE and Windows XP so she can use the embroidery module for her sewing machine. The one thing you have to do is to make sure that when you start the VM machine, you must tell the VM machine to use anything plugged into the USB ports to be used in the XP and not the Host machine.

Anyway, don't give up yet and keep poking around you'll find a solution.

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I have a need for an RS232 port probably PCI, but I see such a wide diversity of prices. Which should I choose? Some have a UART and some do not. Do I need a UART? Thanks, Jim

P.S. I'll be using it with ham radio software called Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) and a ham radio transceiver Yaesu FT-950

Answer:Adding an RS232 PCI port to my desktop

Check to see if you have a PCI slot. Some newer PC's only have PCIe slots and if they have a PCI slot it is a "bridged" slot to the PCIe bus and many PCI devices will not work or work properly on a bridged PCI slot.

I would check and see what others with that software are using.

(ex W5DVO/ZD8JES).

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Hello.
In June 2016 our company bought Inspiron 5759. I used it at office, we have air conditioning, nothing that could cause overheating or other problems. In the end of July 17 laptop just turned off and didnt react on any actions. I brought to service center and they told it's the hub located on the same board with CPU. The only way to fix it is to replace the whole board which costs around 600 USD because there's CPU Core i7 in it. I was given another laptop Inspiron 5558 which was not used since winter of 2017 because it had problems with WiFi. I tried to connect it with LAN cable and discovered that LAN is not working, in fact there's no LAN adapter in device manager. Service center said today that's the same problem - but this time hub is not completely broken, it's just doesnt see LAN adapter and periodically shuts down WiFi. The technician told that this is a frequent problem with Inspirons and Dell knows about it but doesnt recall laptops or extend warranty on this spare part. I asked when second laptop got the wifi issues - it started at the beginning of 2017 and warranty ended in December 2016. Again just 1-2 months.

So, it looks very strange that Dell laptops break right after ending of warranty with same problem, and we can't just change the hub, we need to buy a new board which includes CPU for 600 USD.
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Here's a thought. I've been searching high and low for an affordable laptop which has

Awesome Graphics card (not sure what - but something that could handle Crysis at high)
15-16" screen with 1920 x 1080 res
4gb or more ddr3 1333mhz ram
core i7-720qm or higher processor
backlit keyboard
HDMI, long battery life, etc etc

So basically everything but at under $2500. I even bought a dell studio xps 1645 with the above specs and the price was real good ($1730 with student discount) but it had lots of problems so i had to return it.

Now that the problem is solved (? maybe?).. dell dont offer that laptop in that configuration, making the laptop around $2400 just due to an increase in RAM (6gb instead of 4gb).

And since I am unsure of the quality with dell or any other brand for that matter, I was wondering if there is any laptop out there that gives alienware m15x performance for a smaller pricetag? (a discount coupon for the above would do! hehe)

If not, what about "overhauling" or "Pimp My Laptop" sorta stuff if you catch my drift... You know customizing the laptop or even building it up from scratch.

I've done some basic upgrades in the past (RAM HDD, bluetooth card etc.) but does anyone have any experience in upgrading graphics cards, screens and CPU's?

Any experience or information about this is very welcome, as finding the right laptop in the right price is sorta like the Holy Grail of laptops, especially in NZ s... Read more

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I don't know if its the laptop or if it has to do with the router but it seems that Apple laptops always interfere with my wifi connection.

My brothers Mac does it when we both visit home and my girlfriends roommates mac always kicks both of our laptops off the wifi. After a few minutes it will let us connect back up but then dies out again after a few minutes.

I assume it has to do with the laptops because neither my brother or the roommate seem to have the problem and it only happens when they are online.

Anyone Know whats up?

Thanks All!

Answer:Apple Laptops seem to force my Windows Laptops Offline...

Any Help Anyone?

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My communication device communicates perfectly via RS232 and works fine on Windows XP. But when I upgraded to Windows 7 the data communication is too slow.

Answer:slow rs232 data communication on Windows7

Are the rs232c settings the same on both xp and w7?1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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After several attempts at trying different driver versions, no drivers seem to load now.

These drivers are for a Prolific PL2303 USB to RS232 converter - although I did not buy the device from that company. The drivers used to install easily and I actually had one that partially worked.

At one point, I went to the Windows/System32 and manually deleted all the files and "packages" for those drivers. This likely screwed everything up and I don't know how to recover. I have the option of doing a full system recovery, but it will take days of work to arrive back at the current configuration.

After several attempts to install and uninstall all these drivers again, nothing seems to work. When I plug in the device, Vista looks for the driver in Windows Update and of course finds none. In Device Manager (DM), the annotation for the Port is Unknown device. When I try to manually install the driver through the DM, it fails. The code is sometimes 1 and other times 19.

System Info says I'm running Vista Home Premiun X86-based PC, but the sticker on the laptop says Athlon 64 X2 dual-core (Acer Aspire 4530).

Any fixes?

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On a box running Server 2003 the application needs to talk out a serial port to an OPTO-22 I/O system. The Optoscan program from the manufacturer works just fine. Our application (which has been used many times before successfully) is not sending or receiving message. It appears that another application has grabbed the port.

Does anyone know how to identify which program is controlling a serial port?

Thanks
 

Answer:Identify program controlling rs232 port

Portmon is a utility that should be able to tell you the name of the process that is accessing the port: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/processesandthreads/portmon.mspx

I use it at work as a RS-232/RS-422 protocol analyzer.
 

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I have a machine that keeps a log of events and outputs them to a printer via an RS232 Port. I am trying to collect this information and input it directly into a datebase...Initially i would like to connect direct to a pc but eventually it may be helpful to pass the information by networkAny help or suggestions will gratefully received I have limited knowledge of how this all fits together but I'm not entirly backwards Cheers, Thanks for taking the time to read this

Answer:Connecting RS232 printer output directly to a PC

click here it may be what you are looking for?

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Hi;

We have a slitter scorer machine in which tools are placed via servo motors. Servo motor is controlled with servo drive and each servo drive is sent the values of a set of parameters to set a job. The main control system is DOS based which sends the values of parameters to all drives according to job. The data flowing is as MS DOS_RS232 port >>> RS232 to 485 converter >>> parallel connection to all servo Com ports. I want to monitor the data following from MS DOS to drives for which I have arranged another RS232 to 485 converter and connected a wire from TX+ terminal of 1st Comm module to the TX- terminal of 2nd Comm module. If I enable the hyper terminal, I see the data following but un-understandable format.

The format of data following from MSDOS PC to drives is like "7E-BF-02-04-3C-00" in ASCII format. So to read it I downloaded MS “PortMon” software which is used to monitor data following via RS232 port. I have windows XP and when I run the software, “Not Connected” is shown on the top bar. Please help how to make it “Connect” to capture the data. Or if anyone has any other idea to capture the data following, please assist.
 

Answer:How to capture the data following via RS232 in ASCII format.

If someone guide me about PortMon that how to make it "Connected" it would be enough for me. This time when i run PortMon, "Not Connected" displays at the top write corner.
 

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Hi - here's an idiot question for you. I need to know whether or not my laptop (Dell Inspiron 2200) has something called an RS232 serial port. I think it probably doesn't, as I couldn't find it mentioned in System Information. But I'd like to know for sure before I fork out £30 for a USB adapter, which is what I'm told I'll need if there is no RS232 port. It's needed for a programme called DesignaKnit 7 - details of which can be found at http://www.softbyte.co.uk/dk7.htm, if anyone is interested. So, can anyone tell me how to find out for certain whether or not I have this port? Thanks v much, Helen
 

Answer:Do I have an RS232 serial port for cable link?

You do not have an RS-232 port on that laptop. Note that the site in question has specific recommendations for the RS-232 <-> USB link device, and I'd pick one of their recommendations: http://www.softbyte.co.uk/usb_conv.htm
 

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Anyone know why my dell p1110 monitor turns off when I connect a RS232 <> TTL cable to the four pin header... I'm trying to use windas to fix the oh-so common brightness issue these monitors have and can't get very far without being able to connect the cable and view the screen at the same time. It doesn't fully turn off, but goes blank and the green light turns amber. Any suggestions are greatly appriciated!

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oke this is the problem,i have a Philips BDL4221, i accidently locked the remote control and the onboard buttons, so i cant change the input or change anything on the tv, i tried to send some thing via 232analyzer but i have no idea what to do, the tv send me 2 messages back those are CTS turned on and DSR turned on, i found this in the user manual from the tv but i dont have any idea what to do with this:3.  Serial Interface Communication Protocol 3.1 General specifications 3.1.1  Protocol definition  Communication to the main monitor microprocessor is possible through the serial  port, which  support a communication protocol dedicated to BDS only. The protocol is specifically  designed to allow data communication in half duplex multi-point environments,  but  it can also be used for half duplex point-to-point RS-232 communication. 3.1.2 Communication characteristics A half duplex communication is implemented starting from the concept of a master-slave structure, where the monitor is supposed to be the slave. The first action is always taken by the master, which can be either a built-in PC-based video controller in a MASTER monitor or any external device (acting a server) interfaced to  the monitor. After sending a command or a request in the appropriate format (see section 3.2), the master receives form the slave an acknowledgement, which tells the transmitter whether the command is not valid (or not executable, anyway) or  ... Read more

Answer:sending ascii commands over serial rs232 to Philips TV

Looks all good. But for one thing. How do you do 57600 bps with a typical serial port?QuoteBaud rate  57600 bpsAre you sure?

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My M4600 Can not use USB & RS232 Port on Pro2X Docking Station.  This is new to me and in 100% mint condition as it had never been used and only turned on about 3 times.

I can use both DVI monitors attached to station, but can not see any of the USB or RS232 ports on my docking station.  My old M6600 can see them all just fine.

If the M4600 can not utilize the docking station ports, it is bye bye to the M4600.

Dave

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After starting an application with the use of RS232 I get the message, that there is no RS232 available.The devicemanager shows an activated RS232.After deactivate and activate the RS232 - everything is ok and the RS232 is working.I use Windows 7. Any help would be appreciated.Thank you. Klaus

Answer:T60 with docking station 2504 - problem with RS232 to activate

hey Klaus_Johannes,curious, is the RS232 the serial port ? and does this happen to any devices connected to it or only for a certain device ?





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I have Dell&#153; PowerConnect&#153; 3024 managed switch. I don't have the IP of the switch and I don't have RS232 cable. There is no reset button.

I don't know the IP so I can login from the web browser using Ethernet
 

Answer:Dell PowerConnect 3024 lost IP and RS232 cable

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oke this is the problem,i have a Philips BDL4221, i accidently locked the remote control and the onboard buttons, so i cant change the input or change anything on the tv, i tried to send some thing via 232analyzer but i have no idea what to do, the tv send me 2 messages back those are CTS turned on and DSR turned on, i found this in the user manual from the tv but i dont have any idea what to do with this:3.  Serial Interface Communication Protocol 3.1 General specifications 3.1.1  Protocol definition  Communication to the main monitor microprocessor is possible through the serial  port, which  support a communication protocol dedicated to BDS only. The protocol is specifically  designed to allow data communication in half duplex multi-point environments,  but  it can also be used for half duplex point-to-point RS-232 communication. 3.1.2 Communication characteristics A half duplex communication is implemented starting from the concept of a master-slave structure, where the monitor is supposed to be the slave. The first action is always taken by the master, which can be either a built-in PC-based video controller in a MASTER monitor or any external device (acting a server) interfaced to  the monitor. After sending a command or a request in the appropriate format (see section 3.2), the master receives form the slave an acknowledgement, which tells the transmitter whether the command is not valid (or not executable, anyway) or  ... Read more

Answer:sending ascii commands over serial rs232 to Philips TV

Looks all good. But for one thing. How do you do 57600 bps with a typical serial port?QuoteBaud rate  57600 bpsAre you sure?

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I b ought one of these adapters off eBay so I could connect my GPS to my computer via USB, my old cable was the serial port. Anyhow, the seller told me it would work with Vista but she did not tell me it wouldn't work with Vista Premium. When I connect the device it tries to find the drivers but is unable to do so...does anyone know where I can get the right driver? The CD that came with the cable is worthless. Thanks
 

Answer:USB to RS232 Serial 9Pin DB9 Cable Adapter Driver

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Hi,I'm considering switching out my "old" W500 with the new W520 machine. I now have serial port through my dockingstation, but i have not found any dockings for W520 with serial port out Is there a way to solve this issue, can I use the new W520  with my old W500 docking maybe?

Answer:W520 - I need Serial port (rs232/485) in the machine or docking station?

There are several USB -> RS232 solutions available from different suppliers. You could also use an ExpressCard adapter on the system itself.

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HI,

I have a problem regarding rs232-usb converter... I'm using Toshiba Satellite series laptop.
The problem I faced is I can receive data from my microcontroller to VB but I can?t send data to microcontroller...

However, when I use the same VB code and same converter, I try at my friend laptop (other brand), it works...
May I know is there any other setting I need to set for my laptop??

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200 and RS232-USB converter - can’t send data to microcontroller

Hello

Do you have some problem with notebook functionality?
Are all ports working well?

Have you installed driver given on driver disk? If I understood it right you need this driver for virtual COM port creation.

Bu the way: which notebook model do you have?

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I am thinking to use one PCMCIA card as a RS232 serial port. The program that i need to use is running under DOS and needs two serial ports. My question is what i need to run the program and the serial port to be recognized by the system. I have a 4200 satellite pro series laptop.

Thank you

Answer:PCMCIA card as a RS232 serial port on Satellite Pro 4200

Why on earth should you want that ?
Your laptop has a serial port hasn't it ?

Well for serial ports are standard supported under Windows. In a Dos-box this should be no problem.

But pure Dos could be a problem.
I guess you also need DOS-drivers for your PCMCIA-card...

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Hi,
as you know the Equium M40X-189 P-M 730/XP has an RGP monitor port and does not have RS232 port.
I?m working with Auto-titration device which require RS232 port for connection!
Any idea of how i can connect my notebook to this device!

pls help
thanks
Omrankl

Answer:Equium M40X-189: How to connect RGB port to RS232 port?

sorri i meant RGB monitor Port!
omrankl

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I have an older HP Ultrabook, maybe 2012ish. It's showing it's age, and I'm going to be in the market of a new laptop this Summer. My main use this Summer will be for military training. Application wise, I'm going to be using Office 365, Chrome, and a basic video editor. The most important thing for me is portability (not being heavy) and excellent battery life, as well as reliability.
So, when Microsoft recently announced their new laptops working on the Snapdragon 835, I thought it'd be a perfect fit. But, I'm starting to have second thoughts. Are there Intel machines out there that have impeccable battery life, and that may run better because they are more native than the Arm machines?
My budget is probably around $800.

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Hello all. I would like some feedback on this.I have seen so many comparisons about a Mac Book Pro and non-Apple laptops.It would seem to me that IF you did configure a Windows based laptop with everything a Mac Book Pro has the Windows based laptop is a little less expensive.My view on this is that with a non-Apple laptop you have greater choice. You don't need to buy a Cadillac when all you need is a Chevrolet.Yes I can spend $3000 on a non-Apple laptop if I need that level of ability or I can spend $700 for a more basic machine. I have the choice.Also the myth that Apple users are some how smarter than Windows users. I think the average Apple user is just as dumb as the average PC user.                       messageHello to all

Answer:Apple laptops vs. PC laptops?

Is there a question her? If you have a Apple and don't like it... send it to me and I will pay the postage.   

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Just threw this article together, I want all the brain's in this forum to chip in and if there is anything missing from this article (at all!) let me know ASAP, in this thread.

A top quote :
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Previously we wrote a long post about Best Laptops for Hackers, which included a run-down on the best laptops for programming and penetration testing (pen-testing). This article turned out to be very popular even though it wasn't exactly intended to be that, now we are proud to finally publish the long-requested article of 'Best Laptops for Video Game System Emulation'.

The idea of this post is to give an accurate summary of which laptops are suited for, or adept at emulating various consoles and their games, and which ones also can easily perform these duties, at the lowest possible cost.

Now obviously, the better hardware you have the better your system will be at emulating other hardware/software. That doesn't necessarily mean a more expensive laptop. Where the demands of hacking and pen-testing demand vital and significant internal storage, the prerequisites for game emulation are generally just a good graphics processor, and good RAM/CPU.

Your laptop should also be in good working order and not muddled with high-risk pirated downloads and large bits of video. To emulate efficiently, you should also have as little processes and programs running in order for the emulator to run smoothly.

These are all common sense tips but...
If you are lo... Read more

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Question: Laptops.

have a toshiba joybook 5100u with about 5 gb of a game which I cannot play ( not fast enough ) and have a dell L7. Question :- how can I transfer this 5 gb from toshiba to dell?.
 

Answer:Laptops.

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Question: Re: laptops

I would like to purchase a laptop for personal use. I play a lot of games, pay bills, and email a lot. What kind of laptop would be advisable for my uses? MB size and etc. Thanks Sandy
 

Answer:Re: laptops

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Question: Laptops...

Hi there,

Firstly - I apologise for posting in this forum, because I am not too sure which of the other forums to post in...

Well, here is my question...
How well do laptops (performance) compare to Desktop PCs.
I have a 3.01 Ghz HT Advent computer at home. With 512MB RAM and an 80GB HDD with a 200GB External HDD. It has a 19" monitor...

THe reason I have stated these specs is because I am looking to buy a laptop (with wireless built in) so I can connect to my network. At the moment the computer isn't really mine and I have a lot of work etc to be doing, so i am looking to buy one of my own.

However, I have been looking at laptop prices etc - And to be honest, I think I would rather spend the money on another desktop as the SPECs do not seem too good at all.

I have been looking through a dell catalogue and have come across the following:
Dell Latitude D810 for ?899: (Without VAT).
Intel Pentium M Processor 760
2.0 Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
XP Pro
100GB HDD
15.4" Widescreen
64MB Graphics Card
Wireless :AM 802.11b/g

How will I find this compared to my home computer?

Answer:Laptops...

A laptopm with a centrino and turion have less processor power than those you find in you desktop. But you can get a laptop with a pentium 4 or amd 64 but you will not have as good battery life.

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Hi everyone,I want to know whether all laptops use the same kind of Hard Disks? I am using a Dell Latitude D410 which is 12'' wide. I want to upgrade to a huge HDD. Would my machine use the same HD that a 17'' wide laptop may use? Thanks. 

Answer:Are all laptops HDD the same?

Essentially the only commonality that can be stated as universal is the physical size of the HDD which is 2.5 inches versus 3.5 inches for desktops. Depending on the vintage of the computer (both laptops and desktops) will use different types of HDD such as ide or sata. As well again depending on age of the computer there can be a limitation as to the size (amount of available memory) that a computer will recognize as available regardless of how much the actual HDD has. This is not as much a factor with today's current computers.In the sense of your question where my interpretation of "huge " as you imply is amount of memory on the HDD. In which case the is really not a valid comparison as some desktops may have less than some laptops and vice-versa . In your specif example where the different parameter is the screen size that could be the same as between desktops and laptops. In an area of dimension which i am not knowledgeable enough to be certain is that perhaps as the memory amounts get toward the upper end of the possibilities perhaps the drive may get thicker and therefore might pose a problem re available space in your case.Other members may wish to comment for you on that.truenorth

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I am looking for a laptop prised at about $700-$800 and saw these two laptops.I am wondering which one is better for what i am going to be using it for. I will be using it to watch youtube vids, check email, ect. I will also be using it to play moderate games such as mass effect 2, deus ex human revolution, skyrim. all will be single player. The newer titles can be run at lowest setting but older games such as oblivion, Mass effect 1, and borderlands would be run on high or medium. please help I have no idea which components are better so i can't compare them. one is DELL and one is HP here are the laptops.Dell 17RNVIDEA GEFORCE GT 525M (128 bit) 1GB6GB shared dual channel DDR3 memory2nd generation Intel? Core? i5-2450M processor (2.50GHz, with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.10GHz)750GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive8X DVD+/-RW Tray Load Drive, no-software17.3" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Display with Truelife?48 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary BatteryHD Audio 2.0 Support SRS? Premium SoundIntegrated 10/100 Network CardAnd here is the HPOperating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitProcessor 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M Processor (2.3 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)Graphics card 1GB Radeon(TM) HD 7450M Discrete Graphics [HDMI, VGA]Memory 5GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)Hard drive 500GB 7200 rpm Hard DrivePrimary battery 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 4.0 hours of battery life +++Display 17.3" diagonal HD+ HP BrightView LED Display (1600 x 900)Primary optical d... Read more

Answer:Which of these laptops are better?

Overall both systems are pretty similar, the Dell does have More memory but has a slower hard disk drive. Both laptops should handle new games although are not going to be able to run them at the highest settings. If it was me, the 5400 RPM hard disk drive really turns me off of the Dell computer, and I'd probably go for the HP, even if it has 1GB less RAM. However, that being said both the RAM and the HDD could be upgraded, even to a SSD drive.If cost is an important factor for you since the computers are so similar you may just want to go for the cheapest laptop. Also, I'd read the reviews of people who've actually own the computer to help make your final decision.

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HiI am looking at these two laptops, and would like your advise on which would be the better.It would be used for Photo editing, web browsing, Microsoft word and publisher, iTunes etc. No games.On paper my limited knowledge would say the HP Pavilion DV6-2114sa would be better.Just looking for advise please.Thanksclick here

Answer:which of these laptops is the better

There is no link to the laptops, just to PC World.

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Question: laptops

What kind of specifications should I look for when buying a laptop. I need it for presentations on powerpoint and for watching movies on youtube and footie on sopcast.I'm also on wi-fi, and I'm thinking of buying a used laptop. What should I avoid, please?

Answer:laptops

Have you looked at prices of new ones?  Just about anything new on the market should be adequate for your needs and the prices are quite low at the lower end of the price spectrum.

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Question: Laptops

My mother who is a compute novice and usually comes to me for help has just purchased a new laptop - has never had one before - and asked me the question I get different answers to all the time.  When she is finished for the day, should she shut down and close it up or is it better to leave it on til the next day and should she close it up  or leave it open?  And if it's going to be a few days until she gets back on what's the best advice for leaving it inactive?Thank you

Answer:Laptops

Close it up and shutdown...2 reasons: saves the screen from dust/debrisEliminates a laptops worst enemy...Heat.Just using the normal Windows shutdown process will be fine...

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Can anyone recommend a 17" laptop with int web cam, decent amount of memory?thanks

Answer:17" Laptops below £500

ETC Asus was mentioned but never heard of them. any good?

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Question: Laptops...

Does anybody have any good advice on where to get good information on laptops (ratings, pricing, etc.,)I'm trying to decide if I can go with an ipad vs a laptop and if I do go with a laptop which one is the best bang for the $$?I'm not a gamer, I like to surf the web, create folders to save stuff I've found on the web and have the ability to email and download the occasional pdf, etc., file sent to me or sent by me...Any suggestions?Thanks.

Answer:Laptops...

The best way to start asking for recommendations is with a budget...

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Question: Using Laptops

I still haven't purchased a PC. I have no room in my cramped apartment for a PC so I'd like to get a laptop. The problem is that I have difficulty using the laptops' touchpad. I was told that all laptops can be connected to a regular keyboard and mouse. Is this true? Maybe it's only true for certain brands. If true, where would I connect the keyboard and mouse into the laptop? I've surfed the internet for years but have no knowledge about hooking-up a home PC. Do laptops all come with detailed instructions about how to hook-up. I know I have to get a router as I have no WiFi in my area.

Answer:Using Laptops

As far as I know, every laptop can be used with a mouse. You can plug it in just like a USB.Why would you want to get a keyboard? it's build in in every laptop.

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Looking for a gaming laptop, which of the two is better? Is the second worth the $180 difference? Please Help.

1. $599.99 Dell i5535-2683sLV 15.6" AMD A8 1TB 12GB
NON TOUCH Dell Inspiron M531R (5535) Color: Moon Silver; 15.6" HD Widescreen Display with Webcam - Operating System: Windows 8; Processor:AMD Quad-Core A8-5545M Accelerated Processor (4MB, 1.7GHz), 12GB Memory (DDR3L, 1600MHz, 2 DIMM), AMD Radeon HD 8510G Graphics, 1TB Hard Drive (5400RPM), Bluetooth, 1280x720 pixels (HD) 0.92MP, digital microphone. Non-Backlit Keyboard, Multi-Touchpad with integrated scrolling & gestures, & Numeric Keypad.

2. $777.99 HP? E0M21UA#ABA 15.6" Notebook
AMD A8-5550M, 15.6", HD LED BV, 6GB (DDR3, 2 DIMM), 750GB HDD (5400 rpm), 6 Cell 47WHr , 802.11 b/g/n, HD Webcam + Mic,, Microphone, 5 in 1 Card Reader, Win 8 64bit, Tweety 1.0, Beats, glass fiber, natural silver. 3.1GHz Processor speed Assuming same graphics card, maybe a tiny bit better.

Answer:Which of the two laptops should I buy?

what kind of games are you going to be playing?

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Hi, I'm a student and I need a new laptop.

This is my understanding of laptops at the moment:

Core 2 Duo Processors = better.
2ghz and above pocessors = fast.
2gb minimum RAM for Vista.
3gb RAM- is this good?
4gb RAM-is this excellent?

250gb Hard-Drive= good.


I basically want a laptop that runs extremely quickly, good hard-drive space, can multitask at high speeds, and can cope with lots of music. (Although I'm looking for good speakers), and a good screen for DVD watching.

Just as an example of a laptop I was interested in, could someone tell me if this is good or not: Please help and reccomment other laptops with good specs!

HP 6720s Business Laptop Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T5870 4GB 250GB 15.4" WXGA Brightview Vista Home Premium Office 07 60 Day Trial 1 year warranty ........... ?479. Here's the spec:

Drives
Hard disk drive Serial ATA hard drive 250GB (5400 rpm)
Optical DVD rewriter with LightScribe
Memory
DDR II, 667 MHz 4GB
Memory slots 2 x 2 GB SODIMM slot supporting dual channel memory
Portability
Display features 15.4" WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800 resolution)
Connectivity
Wireless technologies Wireless 802.11a/b/g/
Fax/modem 56K modem
Network interface Intel Fast Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100 NIC)
Expandability
Expansion slot Slots available for additional devices: 1 ExpressCard/54 slot, Media Card reader slot (Secure Digital (SD)/MMC support)
I/O port 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in... Read more

Answer:Best Laptops for £500(ish) and under?HELP

You really don't need 4GB RAM, I have 3GB in my high-end dv9700t laptop and it runs great. Save on the RAM (get 2-3GB) and get a better CPU or graphics chip (The Intel ones are HORRIBLE, if at all possible at least get something nVidia or ATi). You can save money on HP computers by ditching the Norton subscription, MS Office package, and other unimportant software that companies pay HP to try to make you buy at a high price. You can use free virus scanners like AVG and free software like OpenOffice instead (also schools often have good discounts on MS Office so you can save buy buying at school). The T5870 is OK, but getting a T7xxx or higher would be better (I have a T9300, man it's fast!). As for speakers, good luck. I've never seen a laptop with "good" speakers. The tiny little speakers in laptops are loud, but lack bass and treble, blaring midrange distorted music if you crank it up. However, plug in a decent set of headphones on the go or plug into a 2.1 speaker setup at your desk and music will sound great.

Other than that, it's a great choice. I have an HP (dv9700t 17" model) and it's awesome, I've always used HP's and they're pretty good PC's. HP's have nice screens too, if you can, get the BrightView one (it's glossy and has great color), it will really make DVD watching a lot better.

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Question: Used laptops

I've been wanting to get a laptop for awhile now. I don't want to spend a ton of money on one, because I want to switch crap out, take it apart, ... use it like a test bed for random linux os' s and the sort.

I want to buy a used one, so I've been checking out craigslist. I hate that everyone thinks their 5 year old laptop with 256 or 512 ram is still worth $400

Thanks for ruining it for me, greedy laptop owners!

Answer:Used laptops

I have a Dell Inspiron 2650 Im trying to get $250 for. If your interested, Please PM me

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I have 2 laptops, one came with xp home. I have now put xp home on the 2nd laptop using the disc but how do i register the second one as the number has already been used. Is there a way around this without having to buy another xp disc.Thanks

Answer:Two Laptops , One Xp!

No - you can only use the license you have to install XP on one, and only one computer.

You must buy an additional full installation version cd of Windows XP with its unique 25 digit license key to authenticate the installation.

There is no other legal way to do this and any attempt would be considered software piracy.

DO NOT USE THE WINDOWS XP LICENSE KEY FROM YOUR ORIGINAL INSTALLATION OF XP TO TRY TO VALIDATE XP ON THE SECOND COMPUTER! (Be aware that XP will shut down after 30 days of not being validated after installing XP)

If you do try to use the same key code on both, it will still shut down on 30th day and be inoperable after that. It may also cause your first installation to become invalid as well.

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Question: Laptops

As far as I know you cannot trully build your own laptop so which is the best.... Also try to include the specs that make them so good.

For gaming

For web surfing

For development of software

For business

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Hi,
I plan to buy a i7 laptop but I am unsure what on to buy.
These are the two models I have been looking up:
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/lenovo-z570-15-6-laptop-gun-metal-12377688-pdt.html
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-np550p7c-17-3-laptop-silver-12716781-pdt.htmlher
I need a high performance laptop for Autocad Rendering and 3D modelling software.
Can anybody suggest the better laptop or recommend another.
My budget can not go over £1000.
Many thanks
Sam

Answer:Which one of these two i7 laptops should i buy?

Yet another to look at. I like Toshiba for ease of spares and J Lewis for a free 2 year warranty. Toshiba 1TB

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Question: SLI for laptops

http://www.3dspeed.com.tw/lb5000xp/c...pic=333&show=0

originating post.......that's just stupid

Answer:SLI for laptops

:-|

Stupidest idea ever. I mean, what's the point, "OMG I can run Doom3 Ultra Settings for 3 minutes on my leet laptop"

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