Any Procomm experts out there?

From: J.C. Wren <>
Date: Tue Aug 5 20:16:00 2003

        Mine is 4.8. I have a real copy, but I think there is (or was) a 30-day eval
version on their website. I only stick with it because it's what I'm used
to, and I have a number of macros.

        The important thing about selecting a com program is not that it must be
ProComm, but that it must NOT be HyperTerm (or HyperDooDoo, as we refer to
it. I really don't understand what strangle hold those people have on MS. I
mean, OK, put aside one's hate for MS, it's the worst product they ship, and
not representative of the rest of Windows).


On Tuesday 05 August 2003 15:47 pm, Joe wrote:
> At 07:23 PM 8/5/03 -0400, you wrote:
> > 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 typical.
> >
> > Sorry if any of this is obvious (like the com ports). I dunno what your
> >familiarity is with ProComm.
> Sounds like you have a newer version than mine. Mine is 1.1B IIRC. It has
> boxs that say Yes or No or you can enter things like Half or Full in the
> Duplex entry. It has two places for handshaking, one is for software
> (XON/XOFF) and the other for hardware (CTS/DTR). You can turn each on or
> off individually. I've tried every combination of Off and On but it doesn't
> make a difference. I am connected to the corrrect port (2) if I switch it
> to Comm 1 the various ready lights on the breakout box all go out.
> Joe
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