[access-uk] Re: USB to Serial Cable

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 23:26:16 +0100

Good advice,  but the braille display supplier should know


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew Hodgson
Sent: 13 April 2006 23:21
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB to Serial Cable 



The trick here is to find out which COM port the USB to
serial lead has assigned itself to.  It probably won't be


Go into device manager, and go into the ports section, and
in there you will see the USB adapter listed as a specific
COM port.  You then need to instruct JFW to use this port
rather than COM1 (default).






From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of sharon
Sent: 13 April 2006 21:44
To: Access UK; Jaws
Subject: [access-uk] USB to Serial Cable 



I have just purchased a new PC which does not have any
serial ports on it.  I am running a powerbraille and have
just purchased a USB to serial lead, which I was advised to
do from the company I bought the braille display from.
However, I cannot get it to work.


I have installed the software as directed, e.g. plugging in
the USB and letting the PC find the drivers, which it did.
I was informed installation was complete and pressed finish.


I am still unable to get any Braille on the display.  I have
restarted the PC, plus Jaws several times, but still no


Do I need some drivers for Jaws or something like that.


Any help much appreciated, as I am now stuck!



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