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A.C. fishing
07-13-2006, 08:14 PM
I'm using a regular serial port on a new labtop. What COM number is that?? I tried COM1-5, and all but 3 is invalid port, but i can't download to 3 either? There's an echo but no loopback, so it doesn't find the BS2. What is wrong?? Is the BS2 just low on batteries? It is on when i download

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PJ Allen
07-13-2006, 08:37 PM
What COM number is that??

Control Panel
· System
··· Hardware

····· Device Manager
······· Ports, Press the +
········· gives a list of available ports w/ COM #s


Post Edited (PJ Allen) : 7/13/2006 1:49:05 PM GMT

A.C. fishing
07-13-2006, 08:53 PM
I only have this LP1 port, but it looks like a regular serial port, and it was working yesterday

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PJ Allen
07-13-2006, 08:56 PM
· LP1 is a printer port.

· If it was working yesterday, then sometime between then and now someone managed to knock the serial port off-line.

A.C. fishing
07-13-2006, 08:58 PM
Well, between now and then, I went back to my old computer, and hooked the BS2 back up to that computer using the USB adapter, but that didn't work either, even though it has worked since I got my first boe-bot

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A.C. fishing
07-13-2006, 08:59 PM
How do I knock it online?

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A.C. fishing
07-13-2006, 11:16 PM
How do I use it??? The port list only supports COM1s and stuff

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PJ Allen
07-14-2006, 12:32 AM
A.C. fishing said...
How do I use it??? The port list only supports COM1s and stuff
If you mean LPT1 -- no can do.

A.C. fishing
07-14-2006, 12:37 AM
Perhaps the serial port was uninstalled, and the LPT1 is something else. I used a regular looking serial port, and it worked fine. Today, it doesn't work...

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Bruce Bates
07-14-2006, 02:23 AM
A. C. Fishing -

WHOA BOSS! Did you indicate "Stuffit" ? If so, "Stuffit" is a Mac utility. We're presuming you're operating a pure Microsoft Windows PC here, or at least I was! Is that the case?

Regards,

Bruce Bates

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Post Edited (Bruce Bates) : 7/13/2006 7:30:49 PM GMT

A.C. fishing
07-14-2006, 02:57 AM
Oh no, I'm using a Windows Dell Labtop. It has got to be a regular serial port, but it's not showing up in the Basic Stamp download, or the device manager

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Bruce Bates
07-14-2006, 11:05 AM
A. C. Fishing -

Are you sure you're not confusing a DB-25 serial port on the back of your machine with a DB-25 PARALLEL PORT? The LPT (printer) port is a FEMALE connector. The SERIAL PORT(S) are MALE connectors.

The following may or may not apply to your own electrical educational experience. My apologies if it's superfluous.

As unusual as it may sound, I realize that·many folks don't quickly grasp the concept of MALE-FEMALE connectors. That observation comes from my 20 years of experience in the wholesale electrical industry. Neither of us should apologize for that lack of information.

A (so called) MALE connector has a pins or prongs which extend out from the body of the connector. Don't be fooled by male connecters which may have a shroud around them. If exposed pins are there, it's male!

A (so called) FEMALE connector _never_ has any exposed pins, it always has holes or receptacles into which the male pins find their "home".

If any of this sounds like a honeymoon, you're ON the right TRACK!

Regards,

Bruce Bates


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