Neither. Those are cables for RS Scanners. Do what was mentioned earlier, go to a computer store and buy a standard DB9 serial cable. There is nothing special about it. If you don't have a serial port on your computer you will have to deal with that as a separate issue.CVPI4Ever said:Dont mean to bring back an old thread but which cable will work?
Based on your choice, I am guessing that you don't have a serial port on your computer. If that is the case, then that would probably work; however, two things you must consider:CVPI4Ever said:How about this:
I want to get the right cable. All anyone offers me is a cable for a GPS system.
ARC780 works fine with any USB<>serial adaptor , just make sure you installed the latest drivers.loumaag said:[*]The use of ARC780 with a USB->Serial adapter is something you should verify with Butel first. It seems to me that not all of the software packages would work with USB ports & adapters, so check first.
As long as it has a serial port go with the 6 foot one you referenced. You don't need 25' of cable hanging around and based on Gommert's post, you should be good to go.CVPI4Ever said:I will probably hook it up to my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1000) with Windows XP just due to the portability factor. It has a 15 pin serial port on the back.
If I have to I can hool it up to my PC (Dell Dimension 3000) with Windows XP. It has a 9 pin serial port on the back.
Would these work (found on ScannerMaster):
It is not difficult to see on the back of the computer, a VGA port will be a female port with 15 holes; a serial port will be a male port with 9 or 25 pins. The link that ragtime88 indicates is NOT what you want, since he specified he was looking for a modem cable, that well be what he is looking for but that has nothing to do with you. What he linked is a crossover null-modem cable for file transfers between computers; you already specified the type of cable in your links earlier.CVPI4Ever said:Its a port siimilar to whats in ragtime88's link. So the item in his link will work?