News:

  • February 01, 2023, 11:57:15 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: DNLoader Communication Errors  (Read 19163 times)

MikeS

  • Host Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 253
    • Host Engineering, Inc.
Re: DNLoader Communication Errors
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 11:41:42 AM »
what brand of usb-to-serial adapter are you using? Are you using the latest driver for that adapter? is it possible you're using a 32-bit driver on a 64-bit OS? or maybe an XP driver under Vista or Win7?

The reason I ask is that historically we have found varying degrees of functionality between adapters. The Gold-X adapter sold by AutomationDirect.com is one that appears to work well, we've had issues with some early versions of adapters made by belkin.

I agree that it sounds odd that DirectSOFT works and DNloader doesn't, but DNLoader doesn't use the DirectSOFT comm server. When the USB-to-Serial adapters first came out DirectSOFT had some connection issues because the adapter drivers didn't go to much effort to mimic a serial port, things like hardware handshake settings were missing from the driver. At that time DirectSOFT took issue with these 'non-standard' serial ports, so we had to relax DirectSOFT's requirements then, and the adapter drivers are now doing a much better job of fully implementing serial port functionality.

Not sure if this helps, but, just throwing it out there ...
Good design costs a lot. Bad design costs even more.

SteveAbx

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
Re: DNLoader Communication Errors
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 04:43:01 AM »
I fitted the USB Serial Adapter to an older XP Home PC, and installed DNLoader and it works fine.
No tricks, just selected the COM port and it goes.

I can live with that.