I would just like to add that I have just bought the Belkin Hub with 4 usb
ports, 2 serial and 1 parallel port. I installed a 2 port Belkin PCI card in
my Compaq server. This installed straight away in Windows 2K without the
need for any disks. I then added the usb hub and installed it as per Belkins
website with the win2k drivers. All went perfect and both serial ports can
be seen by MH without a problem.
I chose this route because my server only had 1 remaining PCI slot left and
I needed to add some more serial ports, a video capture card and another
sound card for my streaming web cam. Three cards into one slot !!!
By going USB I have all the ports I need and I have ordered a Belkin Video
Bus II. This captures both video and audio, so I am hoping my problems for
now should be solved.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Crum" <dilligaf@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 2:47 AM
Subject: [misterhouse-users] USB to Serial Experience
> I know some people have had problems with USB to Serial equipment. I
> just wanted to tell my happy story.
> I just bought a Xircom 7 Port Multifunction Hub ($129 retail. I got it
> for $30 on eBay). It is a USB connected hub with 4 USB ports, 2 Serial
> ports, and 1 printer port.
> I connected it to my Compaq Presario running Win98 1st edition. Popped
> in the CD for the drivers and all were detected fine. I plugged in the
> CM11A into the hubs 1st com port (Com2 on my PC), the MR25A into the hubs
> 2nd com port (Com3 on my PC), and ripped out all(2) my TM751s.
> Changed the ini file to match the ports, started MH, and badda boom badda
> bing, all is flying. I was happy as pigs in shit.
> I also removed my Entrega 4 port USB hub and moved it to another
> computer. I plugged the 3 USB items I had into the new Xircom and they
> worked too.
> Just wanted to let others know what items are working for me.
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