downloading program to basicX through USB

Started by naimead July 5, 2005
Hi again,

I noticed that my laptop doesn't support any serial ports,so i bought
an adaptor from usb-to-serial so i can connect it with my basicX
programmer.But i also noticed that the compiler supports only serial
port and not usb!!

Any solutions please?

thank you


> ... the [BasicX IDE] supports only serial port and not usb...

Install the USB/RS232 adapter. Go to DeviceManager/Ports. An entry
will show the COM port assigned to the adapter. Use that port in the
BasicX IDE. Tom
Tom Becker
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--- In basicx@basi..., "Tom Becker" <gtbecker@r...> wrote:
> > ... the [BasicX IDE] supports only serial port and not usb...
>
> Install the USB/RS232 adapter. Go to DeviceManager/Ports. An entry
> will show the COM port assigned to the adapter. Use that port in the
> BasicX IDE. > Tom
>

Tom, can you reccommend such an adapter?

Alex.



> ... can you recommend such an adapter?

Sure. I use a Prolific PL2303-based device, branded under many names,
like this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo86963&CatIdF4 Tom Becker



--- In basicx@basi..., Tom Becker <gtbecker@r...> wrote:
> > ... can you recommend such an adapter?
>
> Sure. I use a Prolific PL2303-based device, branded under many
names,
> like this:
>
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?
EdpNo86963&CatIdF4
>
>
> Tom Becker

Thanks, Tom.

I was hoping to find one that is just an adapter, not a cable, so I can
use longer cable if I need to... What do you think about this one? It
has a different chipset though...:
http://www.byterunner.com/byterunner/product_name=USB-COM-PL/user-
id=/password=/exchange=/exact_match=exact

Thanks for your help.
I have been out of Basicx world for 3 years now, but now I need to do
some work again and to my surprise BasicX still looks like th ebest
game in town... Or am I wrong? :)

Alex.




>> ... http://www.byterunner.com/byterunner/product_name=USB-COM-PL
>

I suspect that the FDCI-based part will work, too, but you can find a
cable-less adapter that uses the Prolific chip, too. Try
http://www.usbmax.com/Category_USB_Serial.cfm. Tom


--- In basicx@basi..., Tom Becker <gtbecker@r...> wrote:
>
> >> ... http://www.byterunner.com/byterunner/product_name=USB-COM-PL
> >
>
> I suspect that the FDCI-based part will work, too, but you can find a
> cable-less adapter that uses the Prolific chip, too. Try
> http://www.usbmax.com/Category_USB_Serial.cfm. > Tom

Thanks, Tom -
Actually it looks like all the cableless adapters use the FDCI chipset
for whatever reason (crafty patent?)
Thanks.

Alex.