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Stu McDoniel

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Re: 'Nother Mac Inquiry...
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 09:06:53 pm »

Sorry for the Mac newbie questions, but I'm stuck on a particular area...

We use a few processors that are controlled via RS232 serial port. And for all these processors, the control software is PC-only, no Mac version available. I've bought and returned 3 Expresscard-to-serial port adapters. In each case, they were advertised as being Mac-compatible, but in each case, this was false. And it's hard to believe that I seem to be the first guy to point this out to the makers of those cards.

Since I'm using Parallels 7 with Win Vista, I tried to get Parallels/Windows to see the Expresscard and go through the "install new hardware" routine, but this never happened, either.

I've searched for a USB-to-serial solution, but again, I haven't seen one with Mac drivers. There IS one at Best Buy that "claims" to be, but I don't want to do the buy and return routine again.

So I am at a crossroad. Should I consider a serial-to-LAN idea? Or has anyone else had success of any kind with this scenario?

Otherwise, my Mac experience has gone pretty well. Thanx for any help...

Geri O
There are some excellent Macintosh forums with some real Mac geeks that can help you
solve your issue pretty quick. 
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