Thanks for your reply Wolfie. The PC is a fairly modern HP lap top. I need to get the clock to be accurate within + or - 2 seconds for which I use Meinburg.Hi,
what type/how new is your computer?, com ports haven't been added to computers in years!. What is the software you are wanting to use?. The only main ports on a computer today are nearly always USB sockets and SD card readers!. You might be lucky to find an HDMI or VGA port on a laptop.
Hi Bighorn - thanks for your comments. Please see my reply to Wolfie.About the SD card port, most will be SDHC [High Capacity] ports for the 4GB and larger cards. Might also find a DisplayPort on some Notebooks, my latest has one in addition to the HDMI but no VGA, haven't seen one with a DVI port yet most likely because Notebooks have become thinner and lighter, no room for DVI and Optical Disc Drives.
Thanks Saltgrass - see my reply to Wolfie.
Thanks Grizzly - see my reply to Wolfie.Sometimes the com/lpt ports have to be activated in the BIOS but there is an easier way: a USB to serial adapter like this one:
I use a similar one as a nullmodem cable...
I set up com ports for a scanner I have. Also, GPS type units need the same thing. It is an easy process to add a port using the dialog I attached..Thanks Saltgrass - see my reply to Wolfie.
Btw, you can use Sync now in time settings in Windows 10, is it really that necessary to be within 1 or 2 seconds?.I need to get the clock to be accurate within + or - 2 seconds for which I use Meinburg.
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