USB to RS232 cable problems

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focussys

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I have used X10 successfully for many years and controlled my whole house via a CM11A controller. This controller connected to my PC through a serial port and could be easily programmed to change lights etc. Since the old PC died and I have bought a new one there is no serial socket on it. I got a cable adapter recently and installed the driver. After some jigging to get the device to be on COM2 (CM11A only allows 1 - 4) I still can't program the CM11A. The Activehome software fails its communication test to COM2. I downloaded a serial port monitor and it looks like bits are sending. Now I'm stuck! Any ideas out there?
 

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Look in Properties for COM2 and check the baud rate, parity, number of bits, etc is configured properly. The manual I found says 4800 baud, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit.
 

focussys

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Hi Frank4d

Thanks for the reply.

I have checked all you say and they are correct, although I don't understand what to set for flow control.

I have downloaded an free piece of software called X10 Controller and it connects to COM2 OK, but no controls are strored.
Activehome continues to not recognise anything plugged in.
 
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