[Trlog] Multiple serieal ports for a laptop
kd4d at comcast.net
Sun Mar 12 16:24:54 EST 2006
Can you use a desktop? Byterunner, for instance,
makes some very nice PCI dual serial cards which
have very nice DOS drivers. (I have never
tried their quad serial card, but it probably
works too). I use these dual cards with TR-Log.
Heck, when I got VY2TT, I take a couple of these
cards and plug them into his computers! :-)
(www.byterunner.com, PCI-200L dual serial card).
Laptop PCMCIA serial cards are problematic under
DOS, quite susceptible to RF interference, and very
difficult to find with any SUPPORTED DOS drivers.
I am unaware of ANY USB to SERIAL converter with
DOS support, though there may be one.
Robert Tellefsen wrote:
> I'm slowly building up to a SO2R station. I'll be using my IBM T22
> Thinkpad laptop for the computer. I need more serial ports than the
> single one it comes with however.
> What are others doing to get more ports? I know there are PCI cards
> for two ports. How about 4 ports? Or are the USB/serial adapters
> successful with a straight DOS system? Do they include drivers for
> Any info gratefully received.
> Thanks and 73 Bob N6WG The Little Staiton with Attitude
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