Any Procomm experts out there?

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Date: Tue Aug 5 21:40:39 2003

I've sucessfully used HyperTerminal to term into the controller boxes
for Brown and Sharpe MicroVal Coordinate Measuring Machines, and
Motorola Single Board Computers. It works quite well for me. Ages ago
I'd used ProComm and Telix. With all of the above, if it isn't working, you
probably don't have it set up correctly. Period.

At 09:13 PM 8/5/03 -0400, you wrote:
> 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).
> --John
>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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