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Re: USB-to-serial converter with WinXP



On Tuesday 05 March 2002 12:06, Estes Wayne-W10191 wrote:
>  I chose the USB adapter so it could be used in the future with a
> laptop computer.  I would use a PCI card if I needed 16 serial ports
> (wow, Maggie that's a LOT of ports!!!).

Yup, t'is. I happened to be around when a company was scrapping their 
in-house NT RAS servers in favor of running VPN over the Internet, so 
there were these nice PCI multiport cards being scrapped that had been 
driving modem banks. 

I doubt I'll ever lack for serial ports...I'm currently using one for 
my Palm Pilot cradle, one for the FT-847 CAT port, one for my KAM PLus, 
and the rest are idle...I have the external modem on one of the ports 
native to the motherboard. So there's one spare native and a boatload 
of spare multiports; I'm going to stick an X-10 Firecracker on one of 
them one of these days, we've got several X-10 controlled lights around 
the house  :-)

 73 de Maggie K3XS   

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