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1. PCI Serial Card for OS2
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Can someone recommend a PCI card that is supported by OS2 ? ( comes with necessary OS2 drivers ?

Thank you in advanced.

Date: 09 Apr, 2004 on 10:20
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Basically I need to add additional serial port ( com port ) for OS2 server. Pls help.
Date: 09 Apr, 2004 on 10:22
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Usually there is no need for any kind of drivers for LPT or COM ISA/PCI cards. I've earlier used a noname board that gave me 2 extra LPT- and as well 2 extra COM-ports without any problem on a WSFeB server. Actually when trying the same board within a workstation it was Windows that had problem to locate the extra LPT-ports

/Kim

Date: 09 Apr, 2004 on 15:12
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Regarding "No need for drivers" that is only true if you have newish IBM drivers, older IBM drivers only support a subset of available devices and the drivers that come with ecs appear to support only a limited amount of com ports. The newest IBM drivers also have a couple of undocumented switches.

Anyway I use a Brainboxes PCI card, these are bloody expencive though but have 1 full 25 pin port (Which I need) will try to post an update as to what chip is used on them (it's obscured by a sticker).

Now if only someone would find me a RS442 PCI card with OS/2 support

Date: 09 Apr, 2004 on 18:52
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God, I just checked the price of the Brainboxes card on the web it's 150 pounds ! Thats more than expencive, it's outrageous

Anyway I took the sticker off the chip, they definetly do not want you to see this, some very strong glue here ! The chips are a standard low cost PLX 9050 PCI interface and a bog standard TI TL16C552FN rs232 interface, so at the least we know that any card using a PLX 9050/9052/9030 PCI interface should work.

http://www.plxtech.com/products/9050/default.htm

Date: 09 Apr, 2004 on 19:06
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Here is a cheaper manufacturer using the same chip

http://www.megapower-int.com.tw

MP9050PR2 etc.

This appears to sell for about 15% of what is brainboxes are asking for and has a paraell port to boot ......

Date: 09 Apr, 2004 on 19:19
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