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Serial dongle

Serial dongle

Serial dongle

Hey all,

I've used the serial dongle for an SOE with no problem before, I noticed a reference to using it in the back of the 412 also.  Have not tried this, can someone confirm this works?

Also - it appears you can't use the serial dongle in a com port on a PC (say if you want to do something crazy like, oh I don't know, upgrade an SOE to a 403???).  Am I missing something?


RE: Serial dongle

Have tested this in the Lab serial dongale into the DTE port on a 403 works  just need a 9-25 adapter.

RE: Serial dongle

It works, but its not officially supported - ie. no official long term load testing has ever been done on it. Seems the engineers (who didn't block it in software) and the documentation overtook the folks in product test.

RE: Serial dongle

Interesting.  Has anyone tried it on a 412?

RE: Serial dongle

Dumb question but I will ask any!!!

I assume that the license key ip address would then be the address of the IP Office?


RE: Serial dongle

Good question and 'no' - the manuals say that it should be left blank if using a serial port key on the control unit.

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