This is my first time hooking up any type of radio to a computer. I have an extensive background in computer hardware/troubleshooting etc.
Since my HP slimline computer does not have any comm ports - pretty obvious these days, i purchased a usb serial port. I also purchased a straight 9 pin female to female cable.
Computer takes the drivers for the usb/comm just fine. I have tried that on both computers with USB only connectors. When i load HRD 4.0 it can not connect to the radio, neither on the port installed by the usb/comm device nor on "auto".
In device manager at "usb comm port" properties i assigned different settings to the port, i changed it to comm 1 and comm 4, tried different baud rates etc. no luck.
It is XP on both machines. Too bad i dont have computer with a comm port
Please suggest something.
Is there any settings in the radio that need to be enabled for the communication to work?