8437Re: [BCD396XT] question
- Oct 22 7:10 AM
Here is what solved the connection problem for me. The ARC software and programming cable wanted the same physical USB port to be used every time to connect to the radio, and wanted to call that port by the same number every time (e.g., "COM 4").
The whole setup became unhappy if I used that same physical USB port to, for example, plug in a camera to download pictures.
This would sometimes require a computer restart to flush out the assignment of that port to the camera and free it up for assignment to the scanner programming cable. If you re-booted into Safe Mode with minimal drivers I wonder if that would eliminate port conflicts and enable a test connection.
Bill E.On Oct 22, 2013 8:36 AM, "Jim Mehl" <mehl@...> wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions, but no success so far. I doublechecked my port and baudrate settings, since there is a lot ofroom for mistakes there. Port must be set in 2 places (WindowsDevice Manager and ARC XT software). Baudrate must be setin 3 places (Windows Device Manager, ARC XT software, andscanner). Also ARC XT seems to like to change the baudratedefault to 57,600.I apparently have the latest driver for the chip in my USB-1 cablefrom Prolific itself.Switching to FreeScan or other software is going to be a lastditch option, since I’ve already paid for the ARC XT software.I have the Windows 8 upgrade DVD sitting on a shelf and havebeen meaning to do that. But I had hoped to get the scannerworking before I dealt with a Windows version change.JimI have a new BCD396XT. The firmware is V1.11.01. I have installedARC XT PRO software, V1.9-Build 2 on Windows 7. I am trying toget them to talk to each other. I am using the Uniden USB-1 cable.I have installed the PL-2303 driver software and rebooted. Windowsrecognizes the driver. The CheckChip tool tells me I have chipPL2303HXD which is supposed to work on Windows 7 (and 8).However the ARC software tells me it cannot detect my scanner.I have tried baudrates of both 57,600 and 115,200.Any suggestions?Jim
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