Re: Parallel port needed
You rock! This is precisely the problem I fought with for hours today.
A Win7 PC without a native parallel port. I had a NetMOS card from an
old PC and installed it. Everything looked good in device manager but
nothing connected to the parallel port worked! It seemed obvious the
port address was different than what DXlabs was expecting but I just
couldn't figure out how to change it.
There was no apparent way to change it with device manager, google
searching didn't turn up anything of value along the lines of changing
the the port address in windows. When I set the LPT shown in device
manager in DXlabs I couldn't change the port address. I didn't pick up
on the fact if I left the 'port designator blank I could enter the
address in the box. In my case it was E800. I put that in and voila! Now
I can control my KK1L antenna switch automatically. Thank you so much
for making this post.
I probably should have tried Joe's suggestion of ticking the 'Enable
legacy Plug and Play detection' but I tried your suggestion first and it
worked, how cool is that?
Dave, I don't know if you want to make any additions to the Wiki about
this - maybe it is apparent to most, just not me :) Or maybe when the
'Enable legacy.... box is ticked it selects the standard part addresses?
You guys (you, Joe and others) know way more about this stuff than I do.
Now to have fun and not worry about if the correct antenna has been
--- In dxlab@..., GARY HUBER <glhuber@...> wrote:
motherboard..... no physical LPT. I added a Roswell RC-303 but hadthe
PCI LPT3 Resouce Address of D800 and entered it as the PORT ADDRESS inparallel
port address entered correctly the band data was sent to thedrive my
TenTec Automatic Antenna Coupler.that
the port won't operate under XP, it is that it doesn't output theCommander
data and hold it. I can plug a printer into the 9835 or 9865 forLPT,
works fine. But as Dave has written the code, it needs to hold theand
hold for a new band antenna when Commander changes. That it does notthat,
flawlessly. I've noticed all the new PCI board parallel portsimplement
the latest parallel port version software, I'm beginning to wonder ifthat
is an issue, if I had something with PCI LPT ver 1 softwareimplementation,
it might well solve it, or if I knew, could find out how to implementthe
various LPT modes, ie SPP, PS2, EPP,ECP. I saw one site that statedonly
one of the modes, maybe ECP makes the LPT port bi-directional.Again,
that might have to be coded in the DXLab code to implement the correctmotherboard,
XP Pro SP3, with LPT1 on the motherboard, from the late 1990's. WhenI
get to feeling better again, the project will continue, with myo'scope in
the mix to monitor pin data.don't
aremember which vendor's clone of the MOSchip design I have but SIIg,
isyear. The LPT port is at E800 ... no problem with any of the three
it had12/24/2008, version 188.8.131.52. The driver on the cd that came with
fewadriver dated 2001, when I did the Microsoft driver update site a
usesweeksago, it loaded this, but didn't change anything. The resources it
resourceare8800-8807, I get no response from that address. The second
initialsetting is 8C00-8C07. Putting the 8C00 address in gets me the
insetting in commander, but it doesn't change to follow band changes
needcommander. I'm wondering if it is actually strobing the port and I
I'llto latch it, but it's too fast to see without the scope connected.
owngive that a try. I thought maybe it was related to the non-legacy
everyresources that can't be modified when I emailed them. Exhausted
needed aother resouce to find a answer. Sybe Customer Service said I
ancardthat would do the Legacy address, because the XP system allocated
out ofaddress, you can't modify/change it, like you can in Win98. I'm
Blackideals. Part of what I'm up to, I'd like to have multiple parallel
handy forBox, that you could plug their board into the ISA bus, load theirsoftware,and bring several byte's out of the machine (bi-directional),
PCIearly prom readers and the sort, but haven't found anything for
thendata for the relay on the parallel port when it is first chosen,
7/64 andnever changes and follows the display in Commander.My MOSChip 9835 based PCIe board works just fine with Windows
paralleldriver version 184.108.40.206 dated 1/20/2010. I haven't used the
thereport recently but did check it with Commander and WinWarbler and
hadare no issues. As I recall, there were a couple of settings that
LPTto be changed from the defaults in Windows Device Manager for the
setport but I no longer remember what they were. I note the port is
MOSchipto never use an interrupt and Legacy PNP detection is enabled.
from9865 cards that support Win98-Win7. I get absolutely no response
OK,that, using the driver CD that came with it. Serial ports works
microsoft'sit'smy com3 port for RTTY FSK and tx key. Updated drivers from
8C00 fordriver site. The LPT memory is mapped in windows to 8800 and
given inparallel, tried both those addresses in Commanders setup as
initialthehelp files. No response.
thendata for the relay on the parallel port when it is first chosen,
thenanotherneverchanges and follows the display in Commander. If I changed it toband, then change Commander setup to another LPT (non-existant),
datareturn it to the correct LPT setting, it will write the correct
like aworks100%, parallel data out follows the display in Commander. Works
baddream, just like the DXLab help file shows. Guess I could have 2
portsMOSchip 2ser/1par cards with different controllers, but the LPT
elseworkOK with a printer. Guess I could have a XP Pro issue, but all
withworksOK. I initally loaded the drivers from the little CD that came
siteeachboards, when that didn't work, I then went out to the microsoft
oneXPPro, SP3, 32 bit on all machines. But the only one that works is
the LPTwitha motherboard LPT port with Legacy mapping. The relay data on
ofportfollows the display in Commander flawlessly.
withmemory, I need in another location, but it has me tied down.wrote:
requiredXP Pro (or Vista),No. The USB/Parallel adapters are not memory mapped which is
Commander putsby Commander.or a PCI serial/parallel card that works like an old Legacy
chipout)?Yes. Any of the PCI/PCIe serial/parallel cards with a MOSchip
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007531%20\;here should work. I've used them in previous systems:
Problemcan output to a parallel port, and control antenna switches.
II'm having, if you have a motherboard without a parallel port,
Parallel portcannot get this to work. It won't work with any USB to
serial/parallel cardcable or dongle I've tried, nor any PCI slot to
Win98.I've tried. OS is Windows XP Pro, it's a lot easier with
two,Problem one, they don't use the old Legacy LPT address, and
or aparallel cord/ dongle that will work with XP Pro (or Vista),
I'veport (that is, it holds the data that Commander puts out)?
havealready spent too many hours on the project, figure other's
foundsomething that will work.