Friday, February 4, 2011

RS-232 Port on a Remote PC

The RS-232 (also known as the "Serial Port") is installed on computers to allow for the connection of peripheral devices, such as external hard drives, printers and scanners.
These devices are relatively easy to install on a computer and can even be accessed remotely via another PC.
  1. Insert the installation disc for your serial device in your PC's disc drive. The installation program for the device will begin immediately. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the serial device drivers on your computer.
  2. Connect your serial device to an available serial port on your computer with the device's serial cable.
  3. Test the device to make sure it works on your computer. For example, if you have connected a printer, print a test page.
  4. Go to your second PC to remotely access the first one. Perform Step 3 again on the second PC to test the device remotely.