|Re: Connecting HP48G to WinXP PC thru USB|
Message #11 Posted by Antoine M. CouŽtte on 11 May 2006, 6:35 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Les Wright
Sorry for showing up a bit late on this thread.
It just happens that a few weeks ago I was exactly in the same case as yours : I own a PC Laptop ( IBM THINKPAD type 2373 which has no COM Ports but has - among others - 2 USB Ports ) with WINDOWS XP Professionnal and I definitely needed to exchange data between my HP48GX and my laptop.
So I purchased a USB to Serial Adapter - Registered Brand/Trade name is "Prolific" - which comes with a CD ROM with Software and Manuals for various applications including USB-SERIAL Adapter. ( ... and BTW it also includes the required data for "USB-PARALLEL PRINTER CABLE" ).
I was unable to install the software myself - I am extremely bad at doing so !!!! - but my Son Olivier did it in less than 15 minutes and it works very well. The only noticeable point I would mention here is that , on my Laptop, for some unknown reason to me, this USB-COM adaptor only works with Port 2 and NOT Port 1.
To summarize, I am extremely happy with the way it works. See also in a recent post my mention of this :
I also requested help on this very same forum some 12 months ago and a forum member very kindly indicated to me the following link :
Through a bit of further research and I also found the following links : here , here and
Hopefully I can be of some help, but there are other people much better qualified than me to address this subject.
Good Luck and Best Regards