[windows2000] Re: OT: Which new laptop, and how to handle serial communication

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 14:15:57 +0100

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 08:07:42 -0500, Joanne Determann wrote:

>Yeah... but what about us folks that need the old DB9 port to connect to WAPs, 
>Switches, Routers and UPS console ports? I have been using my port replicator 
>but it's really awkward and I don't appreciate the extra weight when I'm 
>climbing a ladder or balancing behind a rack. And the only time I need the old 
>DB9 is when I'm not at my desk. And at my desk is  where the docking 
>station/port replicator should stay IMHO. 

I feel the same about floppy drives, I need them occasionally, and
it's a PITA when either OEMs or brand computer manufacturers skip
them, with the reason that nobody uses them anymore. Well, here's a
surprise; I use them! A USB-FDD is not always available when
off-site... 8-/

>Plus we in a manufacturing environment have tons of old equipment and gages 
>requiring DB9 connection interfaces. Hey I finally got rid of the last of the 
>ISA cards. 

Congrats! 8-)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mauricio Fernandez [mailto:mauricio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 7:48 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT: Which new laptop, and how to handle serial 
>Let's clarify something...
>USB port IS serial.
>I think that you guys call "serial port" to that old DB9 ports where we used
>to connect the first generation of mouses... is that right?. If this is
>right, I think you should buy some laptop with a port replicator included.



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