I want to use my laptop for serial communication using rs232 but there is no RS232 PORT: is there any solution using usb?

I am using Hp laptop. It does not have any RS232 serial port. I want to use it for serial communication either with microcontroller or "MOBILE PHONE FOR GPRS" using HYPER TERMINAL.

Is it possible to use port available for multimidea or monitor?

Is there any USB TO SERIAL cable and Is it possible to use that usb port from hyperterminal?

Please help me?  
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There are USB to serial adapters, but if your notebook also has PCCard slots, it is better to get PCCard serial adapters, as these usually work better than those from USB.


Zuhir ElgmatiApplications and Systems AdministratorCommented:
the prodact above is : USB to RS232 Serial Converter
ibm979Author Commented:

Sorry for coming back after so long.

If i purchase the usb to serial adapter how i can use it using hyper terminal.  Or is there any other software to be used using hyperterminal.

If the adapter is good enough it should be supported with hyperterminal, you'll just have to find out which port it uses (can be a high port number). If you can use a pccard serial adapter the serial port gets an IRQ like with builtin rs232 ports, these are therefore better so I advise getting one of these if you notebook has such a slot.

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