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Redirect LPT to COM?

Posted on 2004-10-01
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Hi everybody, i got an acer travelmate 800 notebook and for some reason it doesn't have a serial com interface but only a parallel lpt interface, i would need the com to synchronize my nokia communicator with outlook, so is there any possibility to redirect the lpt port to a (maybe virtual) com? your help is really appreciated, thanks

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by:jthow
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beda79,

Presumably it's got USB port(s).  I overcame a similar situation by using a Belkin USB --> serial convertor.

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by:beda79
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I tried that too but that crappy nokia pc-suite software doesn't work then...
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beda79,

That's a ******!  AFAICT, the Nokia communicator s/w also supports infrared connections.  Maybe that'd work for you....
Do Nokia have any suggestions?  It's increasingly common for PCs - particularly laptops - not to have serial ports.

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by:Danny Child
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I think Acer offer a port replicator for this model, which gives a serial port.  

and which Nokia is it?  It may have different comms options?
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