Suggestions on Multiport Serial card?

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Suggestions on Multiport Serial card?

Postby atlreguy » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:29 pm

Anyone? I think I want to have at least 4 ports.

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Postby lathanm » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:53 pm

ComputerGeeks.com has a 4 port card for $14
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid ... 0A&cpc=SCH

It looks like a decent card and at the price you can't really beat it. Besides that is what the return policy is for. :D

Other ones you would can check out are by Siig and Digi. Siig cards are usually $40 for a 4 port. Digi cards can be found on eBay in the $50 to 100 range depending on the number of ports. The Digi cards are pretty much at the top of the food chain but serial has been around for so long it really is hard to screw up. Kind of like network cards, there are better ones out there the differences are really small.
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Postby atlreguy » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:56 pm

Thanks!

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Postby sfreiman » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:23 pm

I've had good luck with the Lava Serial cards

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Postby ricks » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:50 pm

I too have had very good experiences with the Lava Octopus cards. In addition, they come with a life-time, "no questions asked" warranty. Came in real handy when lighting fried the card when my UPS failed. I called them, gave them my credit card # for shipping and they shipped the card before I ever sent the dead one back. When they missed getting it out overnight they never charged me for the shipping. Nice company!

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Postby gregoryx » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:15 pm

consider an ethernet attached comtrol as well... works great and doesn't require all wires to go directly to an octopus in the PC.


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