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USB to RS232 problem?

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox DB 7000S with 120 GB HD
My Location
Norway
#1
Hi forum,
I have DB-7000S which I have been using successully until I have swithed from PC (with RS232) to Notebok (without RS232).
As I do not have RS232 serial port on my HP-Notebook , I have purchased "USB to Serial" convertor with integrated cable from Prolific Technology Inc and installed the driver (from vendor)
I have installed the conventor according to specification.
When checking (system->hardware->device manager->ports) I can see "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (Com17)"
and when looking at the properties, the device is clasified as "working properly"
1) After starting the "DreamUp" I can find and select the new Serial Port: Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (Com17)
2) After activating the "connect" button, the message" connection prepared-now switch on the dreambox!" appears.
3) When I than switch ON the Dream Box , nothing happens, No "Job" is processed.

Lan communication seems to work well as I can ping the IP address of dream box and get it confirmed.

Can anyone give me a hint what can be wrong ?(or more correctly what am I doing wrong?) How can I check that the serial communication?

Thanks
FlyFisher
 

moosegoose

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My Satellite Setup
80 cm dish hh motor teco tm1000 dreambox 7020
cas 3interface
dragon cam.promax tv explorer 2.
My Location
norwich
#2
i found a good thread on alsat about usb to rs232 also theres a video tuturial.hope this is some help
 
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My Satellite Setup
technomate 1500 patched
My Location
ireland
#3
flyfisher said:
Hi forum,
I have DB-7000S which I have been using successully until I have swithed from PC (with RS232) to Notebok (without RS232).
As I do not have RS232 serial port on my HP-Notebook , I have purchased "USB to Serial" convertor with integrated cable from Prolific Technology Inc and installed the driver (from vendor)
I have installed the conventor according to specification.
When checking (system->hardware->device manager->ports) I can see "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (Com17)"
and when looking at the properties, the device is clasified as "working properly"
1) After starting the "DreamUp" I can find and select the new Serial Port: Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (Com17)
2) After activating the "connect" button, the message" connection prepared-now switch on the dreambox!" appears.
3) When I than switch ON the Dream Box , nothing happens, No "Job" is processed.

Lan communication seems to work well as I can ping the IP address of dream box and get it confirmed.

Can anyone give me a hint what can be wrong ?(or more correctly what am I doing wrong?) How can I check that the serial communication?

Thanks
FlyFisher
did you solve your problem with usb convertor
 

mhku

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My Satellite Setup
TM Nano ~ sg2100
My Location
Midlands
#4
The best advice is don't use an RS232 to USB adapter.

There have been a few posts in the past where members have had problems when trying to use them to flash a Dreambox.