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Topic # 151159 15-Aug-2014 17:59
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I bought an rs232 usb cable off trademe, as my laptop does not have an rs232 port and my satellite receiver does not have an ethernet port.  This cable has a usb plug on one end, and male rs232 on the other.  The problem is that my satellite receiver, also has male rs232.  So I bought a female/female adapter, to allow the two males to join.  But I get nothing from the satellite receiver.

Am I doing this wrong?  Do I need to take another approach?

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  Reply # 1109197 15-Aug-2014 18:01
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you need a cross over RS232 cable as well

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  Reply # 1109201 15-Aug-2014 18:19
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Also known as a null modem cable



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  Reply # 1109204 15-Aug-2014 18:22
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Right, that's what I expected, but I've not had luck finding one.

Anyone know where I can buy one in NZ?

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  Reply # 1109209 15-Aug-2014 18:29
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RunningMan: http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=53


I was going to say make your own, buy the parts....but at that price just buy it




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  Reply # 1109210 15-Aug-2014 18:30
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gregmcc:
RunningMan: http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=53


I was going to say make your own, buy the parts....but at that price just buy it


Wow, that is cheaper than the other prices I located.  Note that one site has them at $100+ a piece.

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