Easy there, Chris. Nothing I said should have given you ANY perception I was doing a USB-Serial conversion. So to be clear, I'm Merrily using the same computer with 32 bit WIN7, serial connection between the mount and desktop computer.
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If you missed that part, is it possible you assumed incorrectly on the other points? Let's keep it friendly here as Life is too short as it is.
--- In email@example.com, "Christopher Erickson" <christopher.k.erickson@...> wrote:
It's not about serial-USB conversion, it's not the OS and it's not about the
It's all about the adapter's driver software and the authors who did a fast
job instead of a good job.
If everyone who is having troubles with serial-to-USB adapters were to
switch to adapters using FTDI chips and drivers, their serial adapter
problems would go away.
Stop buying the junk from the box stores and gas stations.
Get this and then install the correct drivers for it and your particular OS:
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Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:35 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: cannot connect gto CP3 to the SKy 6
I'll also note that current generation MOBOs still have a Serial Connector.
The correct Connector/Cable/Back plate is easy to find for 10 bucks.
Maybe it's me, but using a 64 bit Win7 OS I have issues getting the Serial
Port to work with my planetarium (ECU). Life is too short to bang my head
against the wall so I'm running a 32 bit version.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ray Gralak" <groups1@> wrote:
ports built in (e.g. some of the Dell Optiplex and
since no laptops or PC's have no serial ports.Actually there are some desktop computers that still come with serial
Precision desktops).2-port PCI and PCI-express card. They run from
If you are using a desktop without a serial port the best solution is a
$10-40 usually and are much more robust than the USB/serial adapters. Youcan find them at Newegg or Amazon.
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