[access-uk] adding extra ports?
- From: "goshawk" <goshawk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 01:47:29 +0100
hello, I would like to add some extra USB2 and serial ports to my new computer. I have the hardware to add 4 extra USB2 ports, (this is a card) 1 serial port, also via a card, and another 2 serial ports on a 2 port USB to serial converter, as at the moment, my machine doesn't have any serial ports at all. what I would like to know is, first, with the cards, do I fit them first, then install the drivers if XP-pro doesn't have them already, or do I put the drivers on first, then fit the cards? second, are there any problems with using 3 serial ports under XP-pro? (I ask this, as I well remember the aggravation I used to have on all my pre win98 machines that had more than 2 serial ports, and all of them since have only had 2 or less) third, has anyone had any other problems with these cards or converters under XP-pro, and if so, what were they, and how easy were they to fix please? unfortunately, as my quest to find a USB speech synth at a reasonable price has been a total disaster to say the least, I do need to have 3 serial ports, as I do not want to use software speech, as I will be using the computer for audio work, so I need one for a speech synth, another for my nokia communicator cable, and a third for controlling/updating my motorised satellite system. Simon
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