[time-nuts] usb serial converter
cquarksnow at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 14:09:18 UTC 2011
Just to set the record straight about DOS not supporting USB :
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 20:25, <lists at lazygranch.com> wrote:
> Just a side note here should it ever come up, those usb serial converters
> don't work in DOS. DOS doesn't support USB. You can kind of get them working
> in the so-called DOS window of 32 bit windows, but many DOS apps won't work
> because DOS allowed from direct control of the port and windows gets in the
> For a while, I was getting away with a Socketcom pcmcia serial port and
> open DOS (or maybe Free DOS, I forget. My next notebook had cardbus which I
> guess needs a 32 bit driver.
> Over the years I have picked up various Socketcom serial cards at flea
> markets or surplus shops should anyone wish to know what operating systems
> support them. I also have the DOS TSRs to run the cards. Socketcom never had
> them on their website, so I had to buy a used card on ebay to get the
> One of the annoying things is Dell provides a hardware serial port if you
> buy a docking station, but no way to just get a serial port by itself using
> the docking port. Well at least that I know of.
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