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USB and Serial Ports

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kuwaiti Kid, Dec 16, 2001.

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  1. Kuwaiti Kid

    Kuwaiti Kid Thread Starter

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    What is the difference between a USB and a Standard Serial Port, I know that they are both Serial I/O devices but can I connect a Stand Serial Device that was to go into a COM Port into a USB Port(Thats provided I have the right connector of course)
     
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    They're two different kinds of ports. USB is much faster and is far newer technology. Serial ports are slow and have been around for a very long time. A device either plugs into a Serial port or a USB port. It can't plug into both.

    - What kind of device are you trying to connect?
    - What does the connector on the end of the cord look like? Is it large with two rows of pins or is it small and flat?
    - Did it come with an adapter so you can connect it to either port?
    - What operating system is your computer running?
     
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