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    HELP!!- Find me a Keyspan adaptor!

    My new laptops (courtesy of John Graham) dont have a serial port and my old whiteboards need one!

    This has happened before, and in the past, I have used Keyspan adaptors but I cannot get hold of them for love nor money. The school has no credit card and I am not too keen to buy them myself.
    I have tried other serial/usb adaptors, in fact I bought one but it doesnt work.
    Can anyone help?

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    Probably I'll go look in the cupboard.

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    Type usb to serial adapter in google ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    My new laptops (courtesy of John Graham) dont have a serial port and my old whiteboards need one!

    This has happened before, and in the past, I have used Keyspan adaptors but I cannot get hold of them for love nor money. The school has no credit card and I am not too keen to buy them myself.
    I have tried other serial/usb adaptors, in fact I bought one but it doesnt work.
    Can anyone help?
    An old or spare desktop that has a serial port thats dedicated for the room to work with the board ?

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    That's because Keyspan are now owned by Tripp Lite who don't make the adapters any more, though you can get the drivers from their website if you need them - as I did the other day.

    There are plenty of other types of USB-->serial adapters on the market however.

    Mike.

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    I use Wasp USB-Serial adapters for my adaption needs. Never had a single issue with them. Wasp Serial to USB Converter

    However, as far as I know, Tripp Lite (aka Keyspan) still make their own adapters: USA-19HS - High-Speed USB Serial Adapter Keyspan by Tripp Lite

    Suppliers should still be able to source them via the usual channels too. (Insight UK is a reseller of theirs, so a call to them should result in a quote I'd imagine).

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    @witch:

    I have one

    Would you like it?

    Would that be good for you?

    Oohh suits you madam! suits you madam!

    I do have one really

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    Just looked and I too have one if you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    IHowever, as far as I know, Tripp Lite (aka Keyspan) still make their own adapters: USA-19HS - High-Speed USB Serial Adapter Keyspan by Tripp Lite
    I couldn't find that earlier when I had a quick look, ah well.

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    @witch:

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Just looked and I too have one if you need it.
    Ben
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    have one . Adrian
    Ooerrr missus 2 of us have one what yer gonna do? hehe!!

    Who's closest to you Hmm!!

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    Might be overkill but these are rather nifty for £3!!

    Targus USB 2.0 Port Replicator - PA075E Retail Packed 1 | BigOffers | www.bigoffers.co.uk

    Picked one up to stick in the bag with my netbook...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    My new laptops (courtesy of John Graham) dont have a serial port and my old whiteboards need one!

    This has happened before, and in the past, I have used Keyspan adaptors but I cannot get hold of them for love nor money. The school has no credit card and I am not too keen to buy them myself.
    I have tried other serial/usb adaptors, in fact I bought one but it doesnt work.
    Can anyone help?
    I know Promethean boards come with two types of adapters...one serial, the other is USB. Try plugging in a USB cable into the board at the back.

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    Right - thanks for all the replies:

    I know there are lots of other adaptors out there, and I can google it myself thank you - but I have tried two other types and neither worked so I am loth to spend the school's money on such things. That's why I asked If someone can tell me that X brand works with old Promethean boards then woohoo

    The Prometheans do not have a USB connection. I thought they did too - I have looked, and asked Promethean themselves who say no - wish they did...

    As for the offers - yes please Bossman, Gibbo and Plexer (I need two at the moment but have other laptops waiting for replacement)
    Do you want payment? (oo-er-missus)
    Or postage?
    I'll pm my address to you all

    Thanks a lot

    * I tried a port replicator and that didn't work either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I'll pm my address to you all

    Thanks a lot
    Someone's miss or mrs popular lol

    A desktop out of the question then I take it

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    Are there any expansion cards for laptops that give you serial?

    I know you used to be able to get PCI versions for desktops but I don't know about laptops, nor do I know their proper name/format for me to properly search for them.

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