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    Anyone got a Dell Inspiron 530s

    Hi

    Just bought one of these from the dell outlet. but need to know what ports are on the back.

    I need a rs232 port (null modem port)

    Anyone know if the 530s has one.

    Can someone take a picture of the back of theirs?

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    im sure no new pc's come with modem ports, my dell vostro doesn't ........ you would need to buy a pci or usb modem port

    someone may prove me wrong

    it's called a serial or com port, many pcs do actually come with at least one but there are a few that don't
    a pci one may do, depends on the software you are using for it

    had a quick look at dells site but no mention and there are a few models of the inspiron 530 so no help there, if u can have a look at one its a 9pin d shaped plug.

    its not a null modem port. its just a com port. the null modem part is just a cable.

    if it doesn't come with one it will probably have the header for it or failing that you can simply use a usb to serial adaptor

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    wolf359;3265039

    its not a null modem port. its just a com port. the null modem part is … its not a null modem port. its just a com port. the null modem part is just a cable.if it doesn't come with one it will probably have the header for it or failing that you can simply use a usb to serial adaptor



    I actually bought a usb to serial cable. But it didnt seem to work. It might be because i used it on a mac. May need to buy another one and try

    what exactly are you trying to do with a null modem? they're usually used to directly connect 2 pieces of equipment. you may find that you can do the same via usb in any case.

    according to the wiki it uses this motherboard

    foxconnchannel.com/pro…319

    and comes with a serial port on the back panel

    hth

    rmp4;3265128

    I actually bought a usb to serial cable. But it didnt seem to work. It … I actually bought a usb to serial cable. But it didnt seem to work. It might be because i used it on a mac. May need to buy another one and try



    Probably because it was USB, if your dell doesn't have a serial port you can get a PCI card that provides serial ports which is probably your best bet.
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