12-06-2013 05:16 AM
I have recently purchased an old Compaq Armada 1571DM for a project I'm currently in, which requires both portability and the availability of a couple of COM (serial) ports. The laptop comes with a single serial port, so I thought to add the second one I need via a PCMCIA to serial card adapter. So I purchased one of these too.
The problem I faced is that the software I use to access the serial ports runs on DOS only, and as far as I could find on the internet, there seems to be no DOS driver/card enabler for this particular laptop.
I'll very much preciate your help, as I'm stuck on this issue for a long time now, and I really need to make it work.
Thank you very much.
PS.: under Windows 98 everything seems to work: PCMCIA sockets are detected, and PCMCIA adapter is properly recognized and installed thru its provided drivers.
12-06-2013 08:18 AM
You may also want to post your question on the HP Business Support Forum -- Armada notebook section.
There is a member there (Rainald Taesler) that knows everything about those relics. If he can't help you no one can.
12-07-2013 12:10 PM
Thanks Paul, I'll give him a try. In the meantime, if there is anyone else in this forum that could supply a solution, or another suggestion, will be preciated.