PSR-500 Programming Cable on VMware Fusion for Mac?

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Has anyone been able to get Win500 and the PSR-500 Cable working under VMware Fusion on the Mac? I'm running XP under VMware fusion and cannot get the cable and Win500 to work.

Anyone tackled this?
 

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What "error", if any, do you see?

I do know (based on reports) that Intel-based Mac + VMWare + Windows (XP/2000) work with prior versions of WinXX. There's no reason why Win500 wouldn't also work. About the only potential problem would be getting the cable's drivers installed (since this is a "new" cable that's required for the PSR-500).
 

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I just see a receive timeout -- drivers installed OK. I've also tried the different Com port options to no avail...
 

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Do the LEDs on the cable's housing blink? Does the scanner indicate that anything is happening?

If "no", then it sounds like the COM port selection in Win500 isn't correct. I don't have a Mac, so I wouldn't know how to remedy the problem. In a pure Windows environment, I'd say to look in Device Manager, to see how Windows assigned the COM port to the cable/driver.
 

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I installed the GRE USB cable drivers from the CD that came with my PSR500, then installed Win500. Win500 defaulted to Com 9, so I had to change it to Com 4. After that it read the radio and wrote it just fine and dandy.

I have a MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz with 2 GB RAM using Fusion 1.1.1
 

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Thanks guys... I'll do some further troubleshooting today and see if I can get to the bottom of this issue.
 
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