What serial cable do I need?
June 2, 2006 11:20 AM Subscribe
I know nothing about serial cables, and I'm having trouble figuring out what I need, or what's going on with my receipt printers.
posted by valleys to computers & internet (5 answers total)
Non-profit retail store. Two computers, one old, one new. Serial cable from the COM port to the receipt printer, network-type cable from the receipt printer to the cash box, which opens when a receipt prints.
When I set up the new computer I just used the existing serial cable set up (from the old computer) for the receipt printer. It has a 25-pin male (into the COM port) to 25-pin female cable going into a 25-pin male to 9-pin female converter. The 9-pin female end of the converter goes into the receipt printer. This works fine, on either computer.
I bought a 25-pin male to 9-pin female cable to get the receipt printer set up on the second cash. It doesn't work on either computer.
Is the cable defective, or is there some cabling voodoo going on with the converter? Something else?