[NA-User] Windows XP and USB ports
n4bp at bellsouth.net
Sun Jul 6 16:04:58 EDT 2003
Ted W. Colby wrote:
> I own a registered copy of NA 10.2. I am trying to use it with my new Dell 5100 laptop which has USB ports only. I can obtain USB to serial converters. How do I configure the program to talk to USB ports? Do I need to upgrade to a later version of NA?
You can't configure NA for USB ports. What you need is a USB to Serial
Port adaptor. To make things more difficult though, NA and other DOS
based software need a com port that has a legitimate address and IRQ.
The only one I've discovered, and quite probably the only one available
that will provide a fully compatible serial port is the Belkin F5U103.
They should be available at Best Buy and CompUSA stores for about $70.
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