[TRLog] TRLog serial ports on laptops
Steve London" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, 9 Feb 2002 03:25:54 -0000
I am starting to prepare for WRTC-2002, and after years of using a venerable
486 desktop PC for my home station, I'm now venturing into the world of
My boss has very graciously offered to loan me 2 high-powered Toshiba
laptops from work, and now I am trying to get them configured in the least
invasive manner (while keeping them functional for work use).
They are loaded with Windows 2K - I know that won't fly with TRLog, so,
after first creating a FAT partition, I have them set up to boot from a DOS
6.22 floppy. So far, so good...
Now...I need 2 serial ports in one of the laptops. Naturally, they come
equipped with only 1 serial port. They have a PCMCIA slot, but paying $150
for a PCMCIA serial port card seems pricey. They also have 2 USB ports, but
I don't think I can drive USB ports from DOS, can I ? So, what are people
doing to get extra serial ports from a laptop ?
Thanks and 73,
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