BC346XT: usb cable

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sguarino13

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I am trying to connect the scanner to my laptop. I have a 9 pin male serial to usb cable that connects to the female cable supplied with the unit. When I try to download files from FreeScan I get a communication error cannot communicate with the scanner. I have used this usb cable to program routers and switches at work so I know the cable is functional. Any ideas?
 

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Make certain to use the driver(s) for your cable from the cable manufacturer and hopefully a driver written for your windows version ideally. If windows 10, no drivers available, use windows 8, if none there use windows 7 drivers.

Always make certain when you select 'Upload programming', click the button that's between the 'Auto' and 'Start Upload' that is the COM button.
This brings up another window, then select the 'Start Auto' button.
Windows likes to change ports many times.

Another thing is to set your radio in the 'Settings' to 115200 baud.
Others in the past mention trying lower baud rates, but that normally hasn't helped. I have helped many others with programming XT models, but not ever seen a 346 and haven't had any problems due to baud rates.
 
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