Solved

RS232 PCIe expansion board for Dell Optiplex 9020

Posted on 2014-01-15
3
1,354 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Hi,

I'm looking for a RS232 PCIe expansion card for a Dell Optiplex 9020.
The Startech PEX2S553 doesn't work (not recognized by the BIOS) and Dell doesn't support any RS232 expansion for this machine.

Is there anyone who has an additional RS232 port an their 9020.  Preferrably an expansion card, but any tips regarding a good USB to RS232 adaptor are welcome as well.

Thank you!
0
Comment
Question by:hmarcha
3 Comments
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 225 total points
ID: 39781694
SeaLevel used to be the "go-to" company for serial comm but they appear to be a little expensive.  http://www.sealevel.com/store/serial/asynchronous-serial/pci-express.html
0
 
LVL 92

Assisted Solution

by:nobus
nobus earned 225 total points
ID: 39784647
here a choice, but i must say i always use pci or PCIe cards, because they are much more trustworthy
you can contact the seller for info, but the only way is to test :  http://www.amazon.com/RS232-SERIAL-Adapter-CABLE-PL2303/sim/B00404N0IQ/2
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:hmarcha
ID: 39831927
I contacted both DELL and Startech to solve this.

Although Startech was willing to help, we could not figure out a solution but to try another type of chipset.  As I don't want to lose money on another card I now installed a USB to RS232 cable (budget solution) and this works seamlessly.

DELL was not helpful at all and couldn't offer any solution to get an additional RS232 port.
0

Featured Post

Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As you can read I recycle all my old hardware and the time has come that my power supply of 200 Watt cannot provide enough power for my backup server. I have lots of Compaq power supply's laying around, so I figured to use one of these PSU's. I t…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question