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Subject: PC com ports
From: reisert@wrksys.enet.dec.com (Jim Reisert AD1C 08-Aug-1994 1417)
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 1994 14:13:53 -0400
John Barry EI7DNB wrote:

>I am purchasing a new PC and I am wondering what is the best approach
>to get the maximum from my com's ports.

Best bet is to buy a PC with two standard COM ports at COM1 (uses IRQ4) and
COM2 (uses IRQ3).  Then buy a 2 serial port option card that allows you
configure COM3 on IRQ2 and COM4 on IRQ5.  They sell these boards in the
states for around $40 - they are made by BOCA and STB.

73 - Jim AD1C

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