[WriteLog] PCI Serial Card Update

Marty Tippin martyt@pobox.com
Tue, 06 Feb 2001 20:53:03 -0600

Just an FYI -

I've reported previously on the good luck I had with the SIIG "PCI Expander 
4S" serial I/O card (2 serial ports, expandable to 4)

I just installed the expansion kit and am happy to report that I now have a 
total of  *6*  serial ports in the computer, plus a PCI modem for a 7th 
serial port - and not an IRQ conflict anywhere in the bunch! I'm running a 
Pentium-II class motherboard (Abit BE-6) under Win98SE and I have no ISA 
cards in the system (PCI only).

Your mileage may vary, of course, but for those of you with a fairly modern 
motherboard, I think this might be a good card to consider. I don't think 
I'd try it on an older motherboard (Pentium I class), as my experience has 
been poor with hardware of that vintage, but the manufacturer claims it'll 
work on any machine with a free PCI slot and Windows 3.1 or later. I also 
note that the card comes with a 5-year warranty!


Total cost was around $100 for the 2 port card plus the expansion kit 
(available on the 'net for less than I paid). See http://shopper.cnet.com 
to search for the best prices. Part number for the PCI Expander 4S is 
JJ-P04212 and the 2-port expansion kit is part number JJ-UP4S12

No affiliation, blah blah blah. Just grateful as heck that it worked, right 
out of the box, on my system!


-Marty NW0L

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