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samplerdave

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Hi,

 

I'm trying to connect a picaxe  08m2 via my rs232 com1 port. I have XP.

 

picaxe editor 6 says it can't connect..

 

A check on the serial cable finds no problems electrically.

 

So I want to do a loopback test.

 

I called up Hyperlink, but the opening wizard requires three boxes to be filled.

 

The first is What country 

 

UK

 

The next asks for area code or city code.

 

But here is the problem.

 

It wont accept letters, only digits 0 - 9.

 

Being in the UK my post code starts with BD

 

So I can't access hyperterminal to do the test.

 

Anyone know how to get around this ?

 

I only wish to do the loopback as my computer device manager tells me that COM1 is operating normally.

 

Dave.


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Hi,

 

Its not post code but phone code, to connect locally to a console I don't think the number you type is important.

 

This is a remnant of the dial up era when you actually call to another phone number...


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samplerdave

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Sleepydude,

 

Thanks for that. Problem sorted.

 

Dave.


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Seems that the problem was not quite fixed.

 

I ran a loopback test ( want RS232, so pins 2 and 3 are connected) and got...

 

'Unable to open COM1: Please check your port settings'.

 

I've been to Device Manager and that says that COM1 is working normally.

 

I've run Texas Instruments  www.rttycontesting.com/tutorials/removing-hidden-com-ports/

 

Didn't find any.

 

So, which port settings are they referring to ?

 

Oh yes, I'm running XP.

 

Dave.


Edited by samplerdave, 01 November 2017 - 12:13 PM.

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