Bob NX5M <email@example.com>
Mon, 30 Oct 2000 22:26:14 -0600
Has anyone tried the DXTelnet pin crossover and made it work properly
just as if there were a tnc connnected to a cluster?
> At 03:19 PM 10/28/00 -0400, Don Chisholm wrote:
> >OK, I downloaded the K1TTT wintelnetx thingy. I initiated the "Telnet to
> >COM" ini file. I adjusted mycall and stuff. I understand (through the
> >directions) how to send it out to the COM port on another computer (througn
> >null modem). How do I get NA to talk to it on the same computer?
> >I adjusted NA to look to COM 2 (not in use by anything else) for a TNC. I
> >adjusted COM on wintelnetx to send out to COM 2. I sucessfully connected to
> >a variety of nodes through the Telnet port and received DX spots. However,
> >I cannot seem to get them to go to COM 2 and into NA. I fiddled around with
> >several settings scenarios (through trial and error) to no avail.
> >At some point I also read the directions, but made little progress . . .
> The way to make this work is to use two separate COM ports on the same
> computer, then tie them together with a null modem cable. For example,
> make WinTelnetX talk to COM1 and NA talk to COM2, then use the null modem
> cable to make the ports talk.
> I've heard that the DXTelnet program can share a single COM port. All it
> takes is a what's called a "loopback connector" which is a regular serial
> port connector (either DB-9 or DB-25) with pins 2 and 3 tied
> together. DXTelnet then spits out spots which are "looped" back in the COM
> port and sent to your logging program. One major limitation of this setup
> is that you can only receive spots, and not send them. This is scuzzy and
> Dave Pruett, K8CC
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