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Hardware Thread, OMR confusion.. in Technical; We've got a SIMS - OMR DRSCD210 (yes i know, its old!). It's worked quite happily for years, but then ...
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    Exclamation OMR confusion..

    We've got a SIMS - OMR DRSCD210 (yes i know, its old!).

    It's worked quite happily for years, but then cus we lost a couple of admin machines in the fire the office bought some more, but these dont have a serial port on.

    So i've installed a Keyspan adaptor and thats quite happy....but when you try to use the OMR in sims its says it cant handshake with it.

    Do these things need drivers? I cant find any mention of any on t'internet. Any suggestions on getting it to work with new machine?

    Thanks

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    check the port settings on the adaptor match the settings in sims.

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    ooh ok..

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    You sir, are a star!!!

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    No problems always hjappy to help

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    Ok, i left admin for 5 minutes and look what happens...it's a good thing i like them!!

    Now getting the message "unable to write to comm port. The parameter is incorrect"...any ideas?

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    Make sure that there are no powersave features enabled on the USB device, unplug/replug it (usb device) and make sure that there is only one copy of the program trying to talk to it running at a time.

    You may also need to recheck the settings for stuff like the flow control, parity bits etc. Sometimes this information is written on the device (baud rate, parity, stopbits, etc) you may also need to restart the serial device as they can get unstable when they are written to at the wrong baud rate or comm settings.

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    Looks like the settings from this thread may be transferable:
    OMR problem!

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    Damnit! I did a search! lol

    I did all the usually turning it off and on again and uplugging things. Haven't played with the parity settings..

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    is the COMport on the machine set to turn off if not in use or if no traffic has been registered for a few minutes?

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    eek, i dunno! Is that a bios thing?!

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    No its a windows thing, you should be able to check on computer management console...

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    Just an update...


    1. Open Device Manager
    2. Double-click Ports (COM & LPT).
    3. Right-click the port for which you want to change settings, and then click Properties.
    4. On the Port Settings tab, make the desired changes.

    Note
    • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.
    • To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
    • Most hardware devices that use ports set the port speed and turn off rate automatically - so bare that in mind

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    We had a very similar issue when we replaced an office computer. We could never get it working with the keyspan device (which seem otherwise very good). The issue was finally resolved with an internal pci or pci-express serial card. I don't think it was that expensive, about £15 iirc.

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    Grrr, hope i can get the keyspan working.

    Im hoping its a time-out thing as i tested it when i checked port settings, then i turned the OMR off as they didnt need it for a while....

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