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4853Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares

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  • tcappetti
    Dec 9, 2010
      I had the same problem with mine. I slowed the baudrate to 19200 matched it on the XT and it worked just fine.

      Sent from my iPhone4

      On Dec 9, 2010, at 4:52 PM, "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:

      > Have you tried slowing down the baud a little on the port and radio? Just
      > brainstorming. Duff
      >
      > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Tim Woodward
      > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:07 PM
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      >
      > I know that seems like the simple answer except that Butel claims it's not
      > doing anything special.
      > That's where I'm at . . .
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
      > Behalf
      > Of MCH
      > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:05 PM
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      >
      > If you've never seen the issue with FreeScan, that would seem to rule
      > out any issues with the PC or OS.
      >
      > Joe M.
      >
      > Tim Woodward wrote:
      > > Hey Joe,
      > >
      > > Curiously not with FreeScan but yes with Arc-xt and not all the time,
      > mostly
      > > on large data downloads like trying to read the origional data that
      > comes
      > > installed on the scanner.
      > >
      > > thanks
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
      > Behalf
      > > Of MCH
      > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:59 PM
      > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Do you have the same issue with other SW packages? That might help
      > > narrow down the cause being the PC, the OS, or the SW.
      > >
      > > Joe M.
      > >
      > > Tim Woodward wrote:
      > > > lol I like the (not personally) part, as I stated I have the Uniden
      > > cable
      > > > and still have the communication issue I described with ARC-XT.
      > > > I've been starting to think that it's a firmware issue with the Usb
      > > ports.
      > > >
      > > > Oh well I can program my scanner on another machine but the engineer
      > in
      > > me
      > > > wants to know why I can't use my laptop, obviously the laptop is a
      > more
      > > > convenient choice when it works. : )
      > > >
      > > > I talked to someone at Butel as I stated and they said that they
      > weren't
      > > > aware of any issues and that it's just normal rs-232 comms.
      > > > I can't help thinking that it's related in someway to the 64-bit
      > > > implementation of the usb port or maybe the machine an HP Pavilion
      > DV6.
      > > >
      > > > Can someone confirm Windows 7 64-bit Laptop ARC-XT using the USB-1
      > cable
      > > to
      > > > the scanner, if so which driver version down to the build would be
      > > greatly
      > > > appreciated.
      > > > I have tried all the drivers from ScanMasters aka Uniden sanctioned
      > and
      > > from
      > > > the Prolific site as well.
      > > > It was a while ago so that is why I would like to know the exact
      > > version.
      > > >
      > > > Thanks,
      > > > Tim
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
      > > Behalf
      > > > Of shelleysh1@... <mailto:shelleysh1%40att.net>
      > > > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 9:17 AM
      > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Subject: [BCD396XT] Re: windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hi Peter,
      > > >
      > > > I'm familiar with Tim's problem (not personally with Tim) but have
      > seen
      > > it
      > > > on a couple of other HP *LAPTOPS* - laptops being one the keywords
      > here
      > > and
      > > > the 64 bit v. of Sys 7 being the other. The only effective solution to
      > > the
      > > > problem I've found is not to use an adapter. I don't want to be rude
      > > here
      > > > but it is clearly more simple to purchase the Uniden part, download
      > > their
      > > > copy of the Prolific driver (which does work with the 64bit Sys 7) and
      > > go
      > > > from there. The desktops (HP included) have been working just fine and
      > > most
      > > > all, even today, still have serial ports.
      > > >
      > > > Shell
      > > >
      > > > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      > "Peter Duffy" <pduffy211@...> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Have you check HP for system driver updates. I believe you're having
      > a
      > > > > problem but I'm running a HP e9237 desktop w/64 bit Win7 and so far
      > no
      > > > > problems.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
      > > > Behalf
      > > > > Of Tim Woodward
      > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:51 PM
      > > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > I can vouch for the fact that this problem is not a ghost and feel
      > for
      > > > > anyone that gets told that it's in your head.
      > > > > Even went down the road with Butel for their Arcxt software they
      > > haven't
      > > > > heard of any issued with Windows 7.
      > > > >
      > > > > There is a problem with somewhere between Windows 7 64-bit, the
      > > scanner
      > > > and
      > > > > software and maybe that is where some are saying it works fine in
      > > > Windows 7,
      > > > > it does in 32-bit.
      > > > >
      > > > > I had a generic USB converter with the prolific chipset and tried
      > > every
      > > > > driver possible, installing, testing uninstalling etc etc.
      > > > > I then bought the sanctioned Uniden cable and had the same exact
      > issue
      > > > with
      > > > > every driver.
      > > > > Both failures were on a new HP laptop with Windows 7 64-bit
      > installed.
      > > > >
      > > > > All cables rs-232 direct, generic usb and Uniden USB-1 cables worked
      > > > just
      > > > > fine on Windows XP pc.
      > > > >
      > > > > My Situation (still unresolved!) I can use the pc upstairs but
      > really
      > > > want
      > > > > to use my new laptop.
      > > > >
      > > > > For me the problem arises when attempting to transfer large amounts
      > of
      > > > data,
      > > > > like downloading the origional data that comes installed on the
      > > scanner.
      > > > >
      > > > > FreeScan worked in this situation so I know some will say just use
      > > > FreeScan
      > > > > and I can, I am more familar with Arc-XT and want to get that
      > working.
      > > > > Note: I am not promoting either software, more or less just saying
      > > that
      > > > > there is something real here.
      > > > >
      > > > > With Arc-xt and my new HP Laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, I could
      > > > sometimes
      > > > > upload or download a small amount of data like a single group.
      > > > > The problem arises when I attempt to download a large amount of
      > data,
      > > it
      > > > > starts off normal and you can see it counting up the scanner data
      > but
      > > > then
      > > > > locks up,
      > > > > after an extended period of time the application gives a
      > communication
      > > > > error, you are forced to quit by forcing the app closed.
      > > > >
      > > > > Tim
      > > > >
      > > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> ]On
      > > > > Behalf
      > > > > Of J. Newell
      > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:14 PM
      > > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > > > >
      > > > > I am still using a relatively old Belkin converter. I just did
      > virgin
      > > > Win7
      > > > > installs on two machines. I installed the Belkin Vista/prior drivers
      > > > from
      > > > > their website and have had no problems with any of my radios (KW,
      > > Icom,
      > > > > Yaesu, Uniden, others).
      > > > >
      > > > > John Newell
      > > > > Boston, MA
      > > > >
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > From: "Nick Marsh" <nmar@...
      > <mailto:nmar@...%20%3cmailto:nmar%40earthlink.net>
      > <mailto:nmar%40earthlink.net> >
      > > > > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:56:05 AM
      > > > > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > > > >
      > > > > Got my 396Xt yesterday and had it running onWin7 within a hour. If
      > you
      > > > get
      > > > > a
      > > > > Trend Net USB/Serial converter cable, download the Win7 Diver and
      > > follow
      > > > > their instructions -to-the-letter- it will work just as you would
      > > > expect.
      > > > >
      > > > > I did not follow the instructions the first couple of times and
      > ended
      > > up
      > > > > installing/uninstalling twice before I decided to RTFM.
      > > > >
      > > > > Nick
      > > > > WB4SQI
      > > > > Cincinnati, OH
      > > > >
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > From: "Jeffreyinberthoud" <jeffrey_schiller@...
      > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller@...%0b>
      > > > > <mailto:jeffrey_schiller%40q.com> >
      > > > > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com> >
      > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40 AM
      > > > > Subject: [BCD396XT] windows 7 and serial port nightmares
      > > > >
      > > > > > Im assuming by the messages I see in other forums I am not the
      > only
      > > > one
      > > > > > with the following issue
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I purchased my new 396xt aboiut a year ago and it came with the
      > > serial
      > > > > > port cable well thanks to Microsoft ......all the new pc's with
      > > > windows
      > > > > 7
      > > > > > do not have serial ports and it seems hit and miss on getting
      > > > > > those aftermarket converter cables to work.....
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I have a RS 323 or 232 ??? and there is no windows 7 driver for
      > this
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Ideas?
      > > > > >
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