Re: Mach2 Problem with RS232 Connections.

Christopher Erickson

I have seen RocketPort card problems in the past and they usually were traced to the card not being fully seated in the PC's card slot.

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-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii

On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 7:45 AM Ray Gralak <iogroups@...> wrote:

That's great news! I am glad it was something you can correct without having to send in your CP5!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Stacey Mills
> Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:46 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 Problem with RS232 Connections.
> Hi Ray,  I've got the problem solved.  I went back out into the HOT observatory and the USB->serial connection to
> the CP5 worked!  I'm not sure what the issue was earlier.  I again tested my RocketPort card with a null modem
> between two card ports and a couple of terminal programs (TeraTerm) and it seemed to work fine.  However, I
> figured I'd pull out a separate USB->4 serial port adapter that I had and see if that would work, AND IT DID, on both
> CP5 RS232 ports.  So the problem lies with my RocketPort card and not the CP5.  I'm not sure why the terminal
> programs worked and the CP5 didn't but I won't pursue that at the moment.  Since the serial ports are backups to
> the ethernet anyway, I'm happy using that setup and I'll yank the RocketPort card for now.  So sorry to have caused
> an issue that was really on my end.  Thanks!
> -Stacey

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