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Post 1 made on Saturday October 14, 2006 at 14:35
ed levy
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Could someone tell me how to attack this problem? I have a new compuiter with no com ports at all. I have an MX-700, and cannot figure out how to program it without a com port. I did buy an adapter cable for the usb to 9 pin cable. The mx-700 tells me the remote needs a comp port. I would be very grateful to anyone that can help me with this problem.

Thanks in advance

ed
Post 2 made on Saturday October 14, 2006 at 14:37
GregoriusM
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Do a search on "serial usb cable adapter" and you'll find some products that people have used. Some have had more success with one cable or adapter while others have had more success with another.
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Post 3 made on Saturday October 14, 2006 at 17:03
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Get an Keyspan high speed USB adapter, not the one for PDA's.
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Post 4 made on Saturday October 14, 2006 at 21:52
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Your computer has com ports. It is just missing serial ports. The aformentioned keyspan adaptor works great. I use a Belkin just fine as well. You have to remind your software what com port to use with the Belkin.
Post 5 made on Tuesday October 17, 2006 at 17:31
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Best Buy has a Usb -> Serial port adapter by Dynex for like 20 dollars....But you will need to google the Drivers for it...it to me like 5 min to install on my comp....There is a delay when testing or lerning IR codes and with Downloading+uploading info....But its not long

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Post 6 made on Tuesday October 17, 2006 at 18:42
GregoriusM
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Could you supply as a link for the drivers please.

And what remote do you have?
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Post 7 made on Tuesday October 17, 2006 at 21:30
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On October 14, 2006 at 14:35, ed levy said...
I did buy an adapter cable for the usb to 9 pin
cable. The mx-700 tells me the remote needs a comp port.

If you have a usb-serial adapter, click on 'communications' in the editor and you can select the com port that works.
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