Connecting a Pronto to the PC

dUnKle

Distinguished Member
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 ?
 

buns

Banned
I presume you should be able to get a usb adaptor of some sort seeing as usb is still serial.

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MarkE19

Moderator
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.
 

patmyhead

Standard Member
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
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MarkE19

Moderator
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.

Mark.
 

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