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I need to run some ECU software that requires a serial port. Unfortunately I no longer have a pc that has one. I tried a few cheap USB adaptors and had no luck. If anyone knows of an adaptor that works it would be mucho appreciated. Need to get my vehicle thru emissions ASAP.
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post #2 of 7
Perhaps a phone call to the device/software manufacturer will get you some help.
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What was problem on the adapter? Port assigned too high, or just didn't work? It was showing up on PC correctly?
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What was problem on the adapter? Port assigned too high, or just didn't work? It was showing up on PC correctly?

Just didn't work. I'm thinking of just ordering a new ECM and keeping it for emissions use only. I only have 8 more days and running out of ideas frown.gif
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post #5 of 7
Was it showing up on PC? If it did, you could try playing with it by connecting it to some another port that you know is working with the same baudrates etc. that the software should be doing. Check carefully other port settings too. If it works, then there's something seriously wrong with the software instead (which provider won't agree probably, but update will anyway fix the problem).
post #6 of 7
when it comes to ECU software, my motto is just "don't mess with cheap ----, and get one with an included driver CD"

I've been through countless cheap cables, they all didn't work or eventually failed. I only buy slightly pricier ones with an included CD now, as it's garaunteed to work with it's included cable. I'm 100% done wasting time googling around and trying driver after driver over a ~$10-$20 cable

I'm currently on a Dynex cable from Best Buy that came with a driver CD - had to grab one locally fast after yet another cheaper one from online failed
post #7 of 7
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The cable adaptors I've tried show up in Win 7 but when I connect to the ECM nothing happens frown.gif Before I had an older laptop with a serial port and everything worked great. Unfortunately it died.


I'll try Best Buy tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion smile.gif
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