Solved How can I use the COM1, to R/W to external eqiptment

September 26, 2013 at 02:36:40
Specs: Windows 7
Please help me
I want to make my serial port COM1 operate similar to the internet. With read write and the ability to store info. From external equipment.
Many thanks RMG

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September 26, 2013 at 03:19:12
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Yes, it can be done, but it wont be anything like the Internet. You can read and write files and store them but you cant do it via a browser. You need software that is written specifically to work with Com ports and on a Windows 7 Machine that is going to be a hard to find.

You need either a programme that has been written to do what you want or you need to sit down and write your own. How are your programming skills?


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September 26, 2013 at 10:25:23
To communicate over a COM port you need a terminal emulator; once upon a time Microsoft Hyperterminal, but that program was phased out since Windows Vista. You can google for "Putty", a free open source package that performs very effectively as terminal and can run under Windows 7.

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