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Is it possible to reset FTDI virtual com ports enumeration, we easily get hundreds of COM ports in production environment

When producing devices that use a FTDI USB to serial chip to communicate with a Windows host, we get hundreds of COM-ports, since Windows seems to just increase the port number each time a new FTDI ...
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What is a a good serial-to-USB adapter?

Serial ports on devices are still used for many things, especially on network devices. However, most modern laptops no longer have serial (aka "COM") ports. So what I'm curious about is: what is a ...
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How to configure MODBUS on a Cyclades TS100?

I have a Cyclades TS100 which is used to communicate with a Modbus Slave. I selected Protocol: Modbus and configured MODBUS Serial Mode: RTU The thing is, I event don't get a connection to the Serial ...
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sniff serial port on Linux

How can I sniff packets communicated through serial port on Linux?
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Is there a VM to map a legacy app's serial resources onto modern hardware?

We have inherited a legacy application which runs under DOS 6.2 and the Phar-Lap DOS extender (if anyone is old enough to remember that). It also uses up to 6 serial ports (16550) which are expected ...
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SLIP Connections in Windows 7

I'm looking for a way to set up a SLIP connection in Windows 7. I found these instructions for setting it up under Windows XP, but I can't seem to figure out if it's possible under 7. More info on ...
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ESXi Serial licensing dongle

We have a server that hosts an old application that uses a serial dongle to license its product. We converted the physical server to a virtual server running in VMWare server running on Windows and ...
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How do I determine what process has a serial port open in Windows 2003

I am trying to troubleshoot a problem on a Windows 2003 server. An application needs to make use of a serial port but it appears some other application has the port open. How can I identify what ...
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Network Serial/COM Port

I need to connect to a single serial port over the network. I was wondering if there was a hardware device that I could connect to the port and then install a virtual COM port on a Windows box. The ...
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Windows XP: Unreachable COM ports

I use Bluetooth serial ports daily. Over the years I've noticed that the number of the virtual COM port created when I connect is getting higher and higher. Certain ports are now locked out, seemingly ...
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How to determine the baud rate of a serial port?

I'm setting up a console server and I need to determine the correct baud rate of my port. I'd like to do this from the command line, if possible. Does anyone know how?
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Free software to monitor Serial Port communication

I'm looking for the Wireshark of Serial Port monitoring. I'd prefer free/open-source software, but am willing to look at commercial solutions if the price is reasonable. It needs to be compatible ...
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Is it possible to create Virtual Serial (COM) Ports

I'm working on software that needs to communicate with hardware over RS232 interfaces. In order to test I'm currently using 2 USB-TO-SERIAL devices connected to eachother using an RS232 cable. (Of ...
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VMWare serial ports

Can someone tell me the difference between the different ways virtual serial ports can be configured using VMWare Infrastructure? For instance: What is the difference between "use output file" and ...
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Using COM ports with Virtual Server

I have a couple of servers that I'd like to duplicate as guest instances in virtualserver. One of the applications that runs on them uses the COM ports to communicate between the two servers, and ...