How to add serial ports to a IC7 Max3...?

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Dogg, Jun 8, 2004.

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    Dogg Guest

    I do need to use a device that is getting connected to a COM port...
    How do I do that on a IC7 Max3?

    Do 3rd party COM cards (PCI) still exist?
     
    Dogg, Jun 8, 2004
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    Amir Facade Guest

    Amir Facade, Jun 8, 2004
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    tom Guest

    One option is to get a USB to serial converter. I use one with
    a laptop without a serial.
     
    tom, Jun 8, 2004
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    TomG Guest

    yes, add-in I/O cards do still exist. you could slip on into a PCI slot and
    then you just have to make sure that there are available resources such as
    an IRQ and I/O ports as COM ports require their own resources to function.

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    TomG, Jun 8, 2004
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  5. "Dogg" wrote in message...
    If you haven't bought the board yet, just buy an IC7-G instead, as it's the
    easiest way to go about it. Failing that, PCI port cards are still
    available, yeah, as are USB dongles.

    If the hardware and app you're going to use is fairly modern, you should be
    fine no matter which of the three approaches you adopt. If you have to use
    some older, or more specialised hardware/software though, you might want go
    for the IC7-G, or a PCI card. I have some microcontroller programming stuff
    here that simply won't work via USB serial and parallel ports, for example.
    Onboard ports or PCI cards, however, no problem at all.
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    Richard Hopkins, Jun 8, 2004
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