07-01-2011 01:39 AM
I'm considering switching out my "old" W500 with the new W520 machine. I now have serial port through my dockingstation, but i have not found any dockings for W520 with serial port out
Is there a way to solve this issue, can I use the new W520 with my old W500 docking maybe?
07-01-2011 04:13 AM
There are several USB -> RS232 solutions available from different suppliers. You could also use an ExpressCard adapter on the system itself.
07-01-2011 05:58 AM
07-01-2011 06:16 AM
There is only one dock that works with W520 and it does not have a serial port.
Serial and parallel ports have gone away and they aren't ever coming back. For modems and VGA ports, their days are numbered. Your only choices are to continue using old systems that have these ports or start using converter devices like what harrisb suggested.
07-02-2011 11:20 AM
I would suggest you try a Keyspan USB to serial port adapter. I have found them to work better than other such adapters.