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497Re: Trouble with "Real" Port

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  • Robert
    Jul 10 6:46 AM
      Yes, I am running the latest (May) version. I downloaded it from the
      files section of Yahoo Groups.

      I am seeing characters lost at least on the sending end of BPQ and
      the receiving port of Winlink, i.e., if I try to log in to a BBS,
      characters are dropped often, and in fact makes the text unreadable
      in places. The characters that do come through are correct. I do
      not know if there is a problem on the receive side of BPQ32. I do
      not have an analyzer.

      My thinking is maybe some characters are being sent too quickly.
      Also, I'm using a card that has two ports on it. Is it possible that
      they are sharing the same interrupt, kind of like if there was a COM2
      and COM4 port on a system, you can't use them both at the same time?

      Not sure, just throwing a couple of ideas out.

      --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
      > Bob,
      > Can you confirm you are running the latest (ie May) version,
      > bpqtnc2.exe? That fixed some lost data problems. If so, can you
      describe in
      > more detail what you are seeing? Eg, is data lost in both
      directions, and if
      > not, which one? Do you just loose occasional characters, or blocks?
      Does it
      > only affect large messages, or can it be any? I'm away from home at
      > moment, but I'll look into the problem when I get back.
      > Regards,
      > John
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com]On
      Behalf Of
      > Gary - N3JPU
      > Sent: 08 July 2006 11:35
      > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] Trouble with "Real" Port
      > Up until the May beta release there was an issue with TNC2 that
      > data
      > on the serial port. I am using BPQ32 with Winlink Classic just
      fine now,
      > however my BPQ32 is not running on the Win98 box that Winlink is,
      it's on
      > a
      > Win2000 box connected via real serial ports.
      > Gary Mitchelson
      > N3JPU Montgomery Co. MD FM19
      > MD/DC State MARS Director
      > http://www.mitchelson.org/
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of
      > Robert
      > Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 23:00
      > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [BPQ32] Trouble with "Real" Port
      > I am using BPQ32 with Winlink Classic. I have the TNC working, and
      > broadcasting my BBS call and node call on the network. Problem
      is, it
      > looks
      > like Serial Data is being dropped here and there. I'm looping
      two "Real"
      > ports back on each other with a null modem cable?
      > Am I doing this right? Should I turn down the FIFO settings very
      low so
      > that
      > the buffer doesn't overrun?
      > Thanks,
      > Bob
      > AFA1ZD/KD1ZD
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