If you are connecting a pair of laptops with a straight serial cable,
they will never be able, has zilch to do with the program.
If you want to directly connect two serial ports, you have to use a
"null modem" cable which flips the send pins on one end to the receive
pins on the other. You can sometimes buy a null modem cable at a local
computer store or radio shack.
If not and you have to make your own, search the TR archives for "null
modem" and you will find some prior posts that give the pin
connections that you need to wire one up.
If you are already using a null modem cable, then it is most likely
related to having the baud rates in the two, unequal, or too fast, or
with different settings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike D." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 11:13 AM
Subject: [TRLog] Multi-Operation
> I'm trying to get a TR network going in preparation of Field Day.
> I have two notebooks connected to each other with a serial cable and
> get them to communicate with each other. I'm using a serial cable
> found around the shack, but the pin outs seem to be right according
> TR manual.
> Both computers beep and I get error messages like:
> Please check multi network (and)
> Possible data loss on multi network.
> Can someone help me troubleshoot this? Tks.
> 73 de Mike, N9BOR
> FISTS MAC SMC ZUT
> MAC http://www.qsl.net/mac
> di dah dit - The only Roger Beep you'll ever need.
> My designated driver is a 12BY7A.
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