RS 232 with USB

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redout

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Hi,

Can I use a cable that is USB on one end and RS 232 on the other for updating a Dreambox as I cant use a normal RS 232 as my laptop does not have the relevant slot.
 
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Possibly. It really depends which one you have. Some work , some don't. Mostly those converters are an RS232 converter but not a full null modem. What DM do you have, can you not flash it via your router using the Web Interface ?
 
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redout

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I dont know. Who the hell has a laptop in this day and age with a RS 232 connection in the first place!
 
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Me, I do.:)


Why can't you connect to it via ethernet and use the web interface, it is much quicker and easier?

I have used a usb-rs232 as well of course, for an old receiver. The one I had was not a null modem, so a null-modem cable had to be connected on the rs232 end.

I believe you can buy them with the null-modem included, try ebay.
 
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The web interface is your best option mate... the serial connection is a pain in the xxx particularly if you do not have the right cable; not to mention the speed advantage
 
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redout

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Ok so I use an Ethernet cable instead ?
 
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