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Gel
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Icon 1 posted January 28, 2011 15:27      Profile for Gel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am trying to make a list of friendly names for serial comm ports using vb 5. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Icon 1 posted January 28, 2011 16:39      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Use a TARDIS and set the time coordinates for well over a decade ago [maybe two?], when people actually used VB5. (I can't speak too ill of serial ports since I use them for mgmt...and had to buy a USB->Serial dongle for my MB.)

You could also try using Google for VB help.

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Icon 1 posted January 29, 2011 09:41      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823179

Dim MSComm1 As MSComm
Dim ComPort1Baby As MsComm
Dim George As MsComm
Dim Rumpelstiltskin As MsComm
Dim WhatYouConsiderAFriendlyCommNameMightNotBeWhatIWouldConsiderFriendlyIWantTacos As MsComm


(subtle hint: consider updating to vb.net)

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Steen: That's for VB.Net...which is like...modern. [Wink]
(cf. VB.)

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You replied before I finished shortening the forum-format-breaking string and adding the subtle hint [Smile]

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Good lord, I thought our legacy VB6 code was ancient.

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We have many instumnts in the lab tht use only serial connectors. They may have been totaly replaced in home computers, however the serial port is here to stay.

If you have a validatd way of measuring something, it could cost hundreds of thousands to revalidate( get permission from the government to measure in anouther way).

If you produce a peice of equipment that has serial ports, it would probably cost much more to switch to USB.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
We have many instumnts in the lab tht use only serial connectors. They may have been totaly replaced in home computers, however the serial port is here to stay.

If you have a validatd way of measuring something, it could cost hundreds of thousands to revalidate( get permission from the government to measure in anouther way).

If you produce a peice of equipment that has serial ports, it would probably cost much more to switch to USB.

Ash: No disputing that. Using a dead language to talk to it, OTOH...

All 'serious' networking gear uses Cisco-style serial port access for console access. However, that's quite accessible these days with Serial-USB adapters. Mind you, my relatively modern work PC (Dell Optiplex) has a serial port on it, so I wouldn't be so quick to suggest they've vanished from the modern realm. (However, home PCs have little reason for them.)

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____ Ash & Dman Back when serial was on the down hill run, Ham radio designers kept putting out radios with serial interfaces. Now this last year the light has come on and more and more manufacturers have been going USB. I have heard some horror stories about getting serial to USB port adapters to work.

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Icon 7 posted January 31, 2011 12:35      Profile for Gel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well I can see I am an antiquated life form. Thanks for the blast toward the future.
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____ Hi Folks

____ Is there a setting in windows that slows down the internet? Two identical PC/laptops one running WinBlows the other on Ubuntu. The Ubuntu machine will run circles around the WinBlows machine both being fed from the same WiFi router. If I put in a Puppy ISO it is the same speed on both machines. I have heard that Win98 had a setting that changed from dial-up to BroadBand otherwise it was slow.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
____ Hi Folks

____ Is there a setting in windows that slows down the internet? Two identical PC/laptops one running WinBlows the other on Ubuntu. The Ubuntu machine will run circles around the WinBlows machine both being fed from the same WiFi router. If I put in a Puppy ISO it is the same speed on both machines. I have heard that Win98 had a setting that changed from dial-up to BroadBand otherwise it was slow.

Windows 98's MTU size wasn't always the optimal one for slow networks:
http://www.zdnet.com.au/tuning-win98-network-performance-139146171.htm

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___ GS I have heard that to change the MTU on XP is not for the faint-of-heart. That it is hidden deep in the registry?

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