Re: USB converters and old hardware

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I have to agree, I use the Keyspan adapters at work and at home.
They work for me as well, both the multiport devices as well as the
single port ones (USA19-HS)...
Port replicator for my work HP laptop gives me a 'real' serial port
(COM1 in Win32 land)...

Doug
N7BFS


On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM, IT2 Stuart Blake Tener, USNR
<teners@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ALCON,
>
> I would suggest going with the KEYSPAN USB adapter, for some several
> reasons as follows:
>
> 1) They are entirely compatible with Linux, Windows, and MacOS
> (Keyspan USA-19)
> 2) This is a very high quality product
> 3) I believe Keyspan is now owned by TrippLite, a very respectable
> company as well.
>
> Remember: "It's not you get what you pay for, but you do not get what
> you did not pay for!"
>
>
> Stuart
>
> Quoting "walter harms" <wharms@xxxxxx>:
>
>>
>>
>> Phil schrieb:
>>> On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 08:20:56 pm Mike McCarthy, W1NR wrote:
>>>> There are many PCI and PCI-e cards with both types of ports that respond
>>>> like "real" serial and parallel ports. I generally buy the cheapest ones
>>>> I can find at mwave.com (they all seem to use the same chip) and have
>>> no
>>>> problems. No go for laptops. Best solution I have seen for laptops are
>>>> the legacy docking stations for the Dell Latitude line.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thank you Mike,
>>>
>>> I should have mentioned that I have a laptop. It's been a long time
>>> since I've
>>> owned a desktop computer and I didn't think of legacy cards. Are these
>>> cards compatible with the latest motherboards? It's an expensive option but
>>> worth considering.
>>>
>> Hi Phil,
>> there is an easy solution for laptops like this one here:
>> http://www.amazon.de/Delock-PCMCIA-ADAPTER-1x-SERIELL/dp/B000OQW562
>> http://www.amazon.de/Delock-PCMCIA-CardBus-1x-parallel/dp/B000N7BJO6
>>
>> I have no idea about quality or linux drivers but PCMCIA with
>> seriell or parallel
>> are available for many laptops. The question is more interessting if you want
>> both at the same time.
>>
>> re,
>>  wh
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