[WriteLog] serial ports
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:57:50 -0700
Put the printer on the USB port and you can also get devices to put multiple
Serial ports on the USB port.
Ron Stordahl wrote:
> Hi Will
> I have installed the PCI 2 serial/1 parallel card from Byterunner. I chose
> this over the 4 serial PCI card because I wanted a second parallel port.
> Its likely their 4 serial card would also be good, but in any case, assuming
> you have a modern PC with PCI slots, I would recommend the PCI rather than
> the ISA cards. The PCI card installed easily and takes just a single IRQ.
> My system had the usual 2 serial and 1 parallel built into the mainboard,
> plus I had a PCI modem card, so before the install my system had COM 1, 2
> and 3 plus LPT1. The new card added COM4 and COM5 plus LPT2.
> With 2 parallel ports I can have a printer connected on one and CW keying on
> the other avoiding an A-B switch. One of my COM ports is an internal modem.
> This leaves me 4 COM ports available, 1 for radio control, 1 for packet
> cluster TNC, 1 for a multomode TNC leaving me with 1 unused (so far).
> If you don't believe you need 2 parallel ports, then I guess the 4 serial
> PCI card would be a better choice, however I have not tested it.
> New computer designs call for the end of ISA slots!
> Ron N5IN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Will <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 11:33 PM
> Subject: [WriteLog] serial ports
> : I am running out of serial ports, I looked at the www.byterunner.com web
> : and they have a 4 port card using 1 ! IRQ.
> : Any one familiar with this one or advise for something else.
> : Thanks Will
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