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Connecting a Pronto to the PC

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by dUnKle, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. dUnKle

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    I have the software and the cable - the only problem is my laptop does not have a matching port to insert the Data cable to

    I only have a printer port and a few USB ports - Is there a convertor available for use ?
     
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    I presume you should be able to get a usb adaptor of some sort seeing as usb is still serial.

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    Cheers mate
     
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    hi
    did you get a adaptor ? i have the same problim
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    Found these at www.keene.co.uk

    USB TO SERIAL ADAPTOR
    Allows you to connect any
    serial devices like PDA,
    scanner, modem etc
    through your USB ports.
    Gives your all the hotswap
    plug and play
    convenience of USB with
    any of your conventionally
    connected devices. Self powered (no mains
    adaptor needed) it’s very compact and very
    useful. Complete with 25 pin to 9 pin
    adaptor, USB cable and driver software.
    [USBSA] £49.99 (£42.55 ex VAT)

    OR

    USB TO 9 PIN SERIAL ADAPTOR
    Allows you to
    connect any 9 pin
    serial device via
    your USB ports. A
    very useful,
    compact selfpowered
    device.
    Works with Keene IR Gizmo.
    [USBSA9] £24.99 (£21.27 ex VAT)



    Mark.
     
  6. patmyhead

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    THANX FOR REPLY MARK
    i have a 9pin serial adaptor which works with my programer & humax sat reciver ok
    but the marantz/pronto remote is more fussy it refuses to see the com port
    i have read that logear do a adaptor the pda guc232a this works with the marantz but it seems that it only availible in the states & i carnt find a dealer that will ship to uk
    P@t
     
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    I've read elswhere that the pronto will only work if connected to com port 1!
    Apparently you can go into the device manager and tell the laptop that the USB port you are useing is port 1. This was on Win XP, not sure about other versions of Wondows. Never tried it, but it might work.

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    hi mark
    many thanx this has worked
    now time to play
    probably cocked up what ever i had on com 1 though
    P@T
     

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