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Subject  :  Serial Port Tester
Author  :  arulthas
Date  :  20 Aug, 2004 on 04:16
Hi all,

Is there software for OS/2 to check whether Serial Port is functioning?

Thank you.

Best regards,
Arulthas.


Subject  :  Re:Serial Port Tester
Author  :  TimC tcardoz@surewest.net
Date  :  21 Aug, 2004 on 02:28
You might try "Modem Dr." which, IIRC, goes by the name MDR as the filename prefix for the zip file it's usually downloadable as.

The MDR utility is a DOS utility but runs fine under OS/2 in a DOS window or fullscreen session. Just make sure you have the "DOS" serial port driver (VCOM.SYS) loaded from your CONFIG.SYS as well as the OS/2 serial port driver (COM.SYS). VCOM.SYS should make the serial ports visible to DOS applications if they're "available" ... I/O ports, IRQ addresses, and COM ports.

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Tim H Cardozo
OS/2 SIG of the Sacramento PC Users Group
SIG Leader


Subject  :  Re:Serial Port Tester
Author  :  arulthas
Date  :  23 Aug, 2004 on 03:00

TimC (21 Aug, 2004 02:2:
You might try "Modem Dr." which, IIRC, goes by the name MDR as the filename prefix for the zip file it's usually downloadable as.

The MDR utility is a DOS utility but runs fine under OS/2 in a DOS window or fullscreen session. Just make sure you have the "DOS" serial port driver (VCOM.SYS) loaded from your CONFIG.SYS as well as the OS/2 serial port driver (COM.SYS). VCOM.SYS should make the serial ports visible to DOS applications if they're "available" ... I/O ports, IRQ addresses, and COM ports.


Good day TimC,

Modem Doctor is a shareware version which capable in identifying serial ports but to perform a loop back test, license version is required. As an alternative testing I use Serial Mouse and it works as expected.

We shall close this issue.

Thanks for the help.

Best regards,
Arulthas.


Subject  :  Re:Serial Port Tester
Author  :  warpspace
Date  :  23 Aug, 2004 on 16:02
There is a program in the sio2k distribution zip named logger.exe.
Excerpt from logger.txt in sio2k package, (delivered with eCs too)
..
The basic way to execute logger is to type LOGGER COM1 at an eCS command line prompt. If you want the logging information placed into a disk file then execute LOGGER COMn x:\path\FILENAME.LOG. In this case the
information is both displayed and placed into the file FILENAME.LOG.
..
The command you can use in startup.cmd file is:
start /c /win /min c:\sio2k\logger com1 c:\sio2k\logcom1.log".

Perhaps this programm is helpfull for you


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