Any Procomm experts out there?

From: J.C. Wren <>
Date: Tue Aug 5 18:26:01 2003

        Under Options->System Options->Modem Connection...->Modem Connection
Properties...->Use Hardware Handshaking is the option for hardware
handshaking. Out of the box Procomm has hardware handshaking enabled, so
this could possibly be your problem. I usually leave the three checkboxes
unchecked, except in the rarest of cases.

        I would also make sure you're connected to the com port, and not through a
modem connection (down in the status line at the bottom, 3rd box from the
left, you can click to select the com port. direct connect-Com1 is most

        Sorry if any of this is obvious (like the com ports). I dunno what your
familiarity is with ProComm.


        P.S. Hyperterm sucks, Procomm rocks. We have some embedded products with
serial ports, and when our client tells us they're using Hyperterm, we tell
them we don't support it. It's too buggy.

On Tuesday 05 August 2003 13:34 pm, Joe wrote:
> Hi,
> I need some help with Procomm. I've been trying to log onto an Intel
> 320 computer that runs iRMX. I have a terminal connected to the Intel and
> I've been able run the diagnostics and to load the OS and boot up but
> didn't have the correct account names or passwors to log into the system. I
> searched the net last night and found some iRMX manuals. Read them and
> found a couple of default account names and passwords. Today I tried them
> on the 320. The Superuser password didn't work but one of the regular
> account names and password did work so I was able to get into the system.
> :-) But once it logged in it executed the user profile and that changed the
> terminal setting so that all I got was garbage. :-( (I'll go back to
> reading and see if there's a way to stop it from executing the user
> profile.) I also tried using a PC with Procomm as a terminal. Procomm will
> emulate a lot of terminals and I thought that maybe one of them would
> display properly. But I could never get Procomm to work. It always said
> "Off-line" and I could never get anything to display on the screen. Data
> was going out to the computer and data was coming back from it but none of
> it showed up on the screen or in the log file. Any ideas? I'm guessing
> some kind of handshaking problem. I connected up my data display boxs with
> about six LEDs connected to the most important signal lines and everything
> looked fine so it must be one of the less common signals. I used the same
> cable and connected it to a terminal and set it for the same baud rate, #
> of data and stop bits, parity etc and it worked fine. Also tried another
> cable and it worked for the terminal but not for the PC with Procomm. I
> have used this same PC with Procomm and the same cable to successfully
> connect to other older Intel boxs with no trouble. Anyone have any idea why
> Procomm doesn't recognize this system?
> Joe
Received on Tue Aug 05 2003 - 18:26:01 BST

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