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okeywvu

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If my pc doesn't have a serial port, is there another cable I can get, that utilizes the USB. BCT15x
 

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Let's hope that one isn't one of those Chinese knockoffs (that low price is a red flag) - the current version of the Prolific drivers won't work with it, if that's the case....Mike
 

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If you decide to go the route of the serial to usb adapter, just make sure it's compatible with your operating system. I went through hell trying to get one to work with Win 8 when it wasn't compatible. Returned that and bought another that was compatible, plugged it in, and it worked immediately. I also decided to make use of the serial port on the rear because I really didn't care for the front-mounted data cable, and I prefer to keep it connected permanently. I use a null modem cable from the rear port to the serial/usb cable and it works fine.
 

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Our USB article has links at the bottom for Win 8.x users...to avoid being repetitive, the link is in message 4 of this thread...Mike
 
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