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Communicate with COM ports in Windows 8?

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Communicate with COM ports in Windows 8?

    I purchased a USB2serial cable and am attempting to communicate with my panasonic plasma to perform simple functions like on/off, etc but after over an hour of googling I haven't really made it very far.
    I had an old copy of hyperterminal, but that doesn't seem to be working.
    Ideally, I want to be able to send COM commands through the command line to switch input and power on/off the display and then add the commands to existing scripts I've written to control my AV receiver.
    Basically, I'm just looking for advice/help on how to send the command through COM port 4...

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  2. #2

    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 ultimate x64

    As long as USB2serial cable has windows 8 drivers you can use a program called PuTTy to connect to the COM port.,d.b2I
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Communicate with COM ports in Windows 8?

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