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TechEdge Wideband: Any trick to com port settings ?


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I can't seem to make the com ports work with there software, have sent

3 emails to tech edge & no response last 2 days. I've got loopback plug working just fine with Hyperterminal at any baud, I set it to 19,200 8,N,1.

In there terminal screen on WBUtil & WBTerm, it doesn't work. This is on 2 PC's that work fine with hyperterminal, at any baud rate using a loopback plug to test.

So I must be missing something, what is the trick I'm missing here ?

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did you assembled the unit yourself ?

i havent got any issues with mine, i assembled it all myself.

iirc, you dont need to pre set any baud rate, the programm set it when you open it.

i had always prompt a good help from them when i asked them to make me a special program to read the map like we do, ie, boost and inhg.

thats been a while tho...

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Yea it's a kit I assembled, it's not the hardware that's the problem, I'm just doing a loopback plug with pins 2 & 3 shorted on a db9 connector & you should see characters typed echo'ed back, like with hyperterm. It doesn't do that, so something real simple I'm overlooking. If I understand the software, it has a terminal window that is just like hyperterminal, so my loopback should work, but if that doesn't work, it will never talk to the display or the controller. I'm trying XP on my desktop machine with real serial port & using a laptop with vista with a USB to serial, & I get the same problem with both.

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