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Carl B
08-20-2008, 13:39
Has anyone any ideas on how to get my PM25 with an RS232 Serial interface talking to my laptop running with Vista that has no Serial port or Hyper Terminal.

I am aware of the USB - RS232 adaptors but I don't think it comes with any communication software, just the driver.

Carl

Jem
08-21-2008, 01:47
Carl

First get a serial/USB convertor

Next, you can still use old XP Hyper terminal with Windows Vista. Just find these two files on an XP computer: hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe. You can put these files anywhere on your (Vista) hard disk, no installation required.

Double click hypertrm.exe and away you go... err... perhaps :rolleyes:

Jem

Carl B
08-21-2008, 02:11
Cheers Jem. Another PL member to the rescue.:)

Jem
08-21-2008, 02:26
Cheers Jem. Another PL member to the rescue.:)

You're most welcome :)... I just hope it works :rolleyes:

If you still have problems I have a terminal program that I use for data logging, i'm not home right now and I can't remember its name, but that should work as it's much more comprehensive than hyperterminal (it's either freeware or shareware, I can't remember which). Just let me know how you get on.

Jem

Carl B
08-21-2008, 14:23
Hi Jem

A mate of mine has XP so I'l let you know as soon as I get to try it out.
Did you find out the name of the other software you use and where can I down load it from?

Carl