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Old 02-25-07, 02:52 PM
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i want to run my laptop with my new microtech setup so my question is what all do i need to do this? do i have to get the adapter and the software disc? anything else?

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Old 02-25-07, 04:04 PM
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you dont need a software disk, you can download it from here--> http://www.microtechefi.com/microtech-software.php

And youll need to assign one of your usb ports as a COM1 or 2 port.
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Old 02-25-07, 06:18 PM
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what does it mean to assign the usb port? how do i do that? i thought it connects to the printer port not the usb?
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to assign a port plug in the 9-pin -to- USB adapter, then:
1: go to the start menu, right clock on my computer, click properties.
2: go to "hardware" tab, click device manager button
3: click the drop down menu next to "ports", right click on it and hit properties
4:click port settings tab, go to advanced.
5:you should see a COM port drop down menu, change it to com port number 1.

I don't think you'll need to do this if you have a 9 pin connector on your laptop.

PM me if you have any problems.
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Old 02-26-07, 07:19 AM
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ok thanks alot... the only port besides the usb ports is the big one for the printer whitch is like a 15 pin conector...do i have to buy a 9pin -to- usb adater too?
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You need a serial port. If you don't have one on your system, you need either a USB to serial adapter, or PCMCIA to serial adapter (I prefer the latter).
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Originally Posted by 88t2romad
you dont need a software disk, you can download it from here--> http://www.microtechefi.com/microtech-software.php

And youll need to assign one of your usb ports as a COM1 or 2 port.

But you need the laptop adapter.
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Originally Posted by jiggaFlexxx
But you need the laptop adapter.
eh, i thought by adapter he meant usb to 9-pin, so yes, you will need the laptop adapter also.
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what kind of cable do i need to connect the serial port on the laptop to to the serial port on the laptop adapter...just a regular serial cable?
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I was using a usb-serial adapter, but I think it's causing issues, so I'm switching to a PCMCIA-serial port adapter, they are a bit more pricey. But Aaroncake suggests them and I trust his word.
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what kind of cable do i need to connect the serial port on the laptop to to the serial port on the laptop adapter...just a regular serial cable?
A straight through serial cable. 9 pin male to 9 pin female. NOT a null modem cable.
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ok cool thanx
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