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mjac

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Jan 27, 2008
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The computer I have been using to load my Channel Master channel list editor took a dump and consequently I no longer have a usable serial port. I would use a straight cable on the serial port.

Now I am trying to use a USB to serial adapter on a USB port only computer (win 7) and it wont work. Does anyone know if I have to switch to a null cable?

Thanks
 
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brentb636

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The CS5000 is a straight-thru serial cable. The CS8000 is a null-mode cable. In your situation, I'd certainly try a null modem cable, since I have no idea of the orientation of your USB-Serial adaptor.
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mjac

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Jan 27, 2008
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I am using a Coolsat 5000 but no joy with a USB to serial and a straight cable.
 

Beano_face

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Mar 22, 2009
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I am using a Coolsat 5000 but no joy with a USB to serial and a straight cable.

right click on "my computer" go to manage, device manager ... and check what comm port # your usb/ serial adapter is using. then make sure to set the port in the coolsat loader the same.

also you might wanna try, right clickin the coolsat loader program, go to properties, go to compatibility, and try setting it to XP, then apply changes. I use vista, and it works better set to XP compatibility.
 

mjac

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Jan 27, 2008
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Ah, success. Thanks Beano.

When my serial port machine (running XP btw) crapped out I could not transfer either the loader or the CM program to this Win 7 machine. So I downloaded everything again and was expecting to use everything on the Win 7 machine, but nada success.

As soon as you mentioned said XP I realized I have another older machine running XP. So out it came, I transferred all to the XP machine and all is well. Whew!

My USB to serial cable adapter likes XP but not Win 7 for some reason.

Now to find an up to date C band satellite list that will work in the CS5000.

Thanks again.
 

mjac

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Jan 27, 2008
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I use it in conjunction with the Channel Master channel list editor. Add, change or modify your channel list and then use the loader to send it to your receiver. I my case, a Coolsat 5000.
 
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