CM11A with SERIAL to USB problems

Hello,
I am not being able to hook the CM11A interface via a SERIAL to USB
converter. I am using my laptop which doesn't have a serial port. I am
on windows XP sp2 and ActiveHome seems not to be able to communicate
with the device. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
Reply to
Carlitto
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Does the USB virtual serial port show up in Device Manager? In the Start menu, right-click My Computer. Click Properties. Click Hardware. Click Device Manager.
Does it show up in ActiveHome? IIRC, ActiveHome is rather inflexible about port numbering.
The CM11A only uses TXD & RXD (plus RI but that's not a factor) so there should be no problems due to unsupported handshaking lines.
I haven't tried it under XP but I never had problems using a CM11A with a USB adapter on W98SE.
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Reply to
Dave Houston
Hi Dave,
Actually the USB virtual serial port is showing in the device manager and is working well with other serial devices.
How? where? All I can do in ActiveHome is test communications which always fails (choosing the right com port (com2)
Regards.
Dave Houst> Does the USB virtual serial port show up in Device Manager? In the Start
Reply to
Carlitto
I fear we've exhausted my knowledge on this topic - someone who is currently using ActiveHome under XP is needed - I haven't used it under XP and haven't used in under W98SE in a long, long time. With the old copy I have on a W98SE machine (v1.42), you select the port in the "Configuration | Preferences" menu. It only allows COM1-COM4 while I have COM1-COM13 on this particular machine.
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Dave Houston
Personally, I've had problems with ActiveHome under XP with USB-to-serial *as well as* real serial ports. The almost-identical IBM Home Dirtector software works wothout a problem, though, with both.
Anyway, here's another thread that deals with the same issue:
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Hope this helps...
Regards,
Anand
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nature_girl90

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