Home virtual topo map advice?

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sat Apr 30 04:25:40 UTC 2011

>> Tangential question:  Is via USB the only way you can add a serial
>> port?

> I'm not sure I understand the question -- perhaps because I don't 
> speak hardware.

Well, on a computer without any real serial ports, there's several
potential ways to add them:

On a laptop, you have adaptors that connect via the USB ports, or the
PCMCIA card slot, or express card slots.

On a desktop box, the obvious routes are serial port cards plugged into
PCI or ISA slots (ISA on very old PCs).

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