Thanks, kind of what i thought. Not sure about the chip there talking about in the cable but it sounds like you have to DL a file so they both communicate. My laptop is about 3 yr old running win 10. I'll see what happens after i receive it.
If you do not have the special connector cable you can use the 9-pin connector at the back with a standard null modem cable, female-female. You set the speed and front or back connector to use in the menu. All connectors are RS232 serial so you have to use a USB-serial adapter if your computer only have USB.