To confirm that the Mac OS detects your expansion card, complete the following: After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All , and complete the instructions. Everything is hooked up but nothing is working. Browse to the Drivers folder and open the bit or the bit folder, depending on your system type. For products related to this article, click here. You may block or delete all cookies from this site but parts of the site may not work. Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account for example, C:

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Useful optional accessories not included. The typical serial card contains one or two serial COM ports however it is also available in multi-port versions. Your email will not be publicly posted. Computer with one PCI slot Supports: Click the Apple icon. Reviewer Email Please include if you would like a response. Take a metal paperclip or wire and cross pins 2 and 3. My Account My Orders.

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Windows 95, 98, ME,NT 4. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech. Backed by a StarTech. Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset.


These items have the same guarantees as full-price products. Browse to the Drivers folder and open the bit or the bit folder, depending on your system type.

Your header in Here. In Device Managerunder the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn’t an exclamation mark next to it.

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Use a different serial cable, serial port, and serial device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Click About This Mac. Need a little help getting started? This is kind of old fashioned since most newer serial cards are automatically configured to match your serial device. There are many models and brands of chipsets, we recommend a serial PCI card chip from either Moschip or FTDI, these processors have proved to be effective and reliable in most applications.

If you do not see this screen, skip this step. The PCI serial card is an easy and reliable way of adding serial ports to your computer.

When you can see what you are typing, you know that the COM port is working and you can see which port number the physical serial port is. To install the driver: Click the link, set a password and you’re ready to go. Write a review Need a little help getting started?

Unlike USB based serial cards which due to the virtual COM port drivers have a substantial data delay which can make communication with serail sensitive serial devices impossible. Add 1 parallel port and 2 RS serial ports to your standard or low-profile computer through a PCI Express expansion slot.


To confirm that the Mac OS detects your expansion card, complete the following: It was easy to find this StarTech.

I highly recommend them. Some low-cost PCI cards has jumpers which needs to be set in order for you to be able to communicate with a particular device. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue: If you look closely at the female end, the pins should be numbered.

Unless you invest in a PCI serial card with a quality processor and chipset you will very likely, at some point, experience either a computer freeze, driver errors, being unable to communicate with your serial device or even a BSoD.