Talk:Serial Ports

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This section needs details on exactly how to detect serial ports using legacy device techniques. It also doesn't mention IRG 3/4, if im not mistaken... do these not report incoming data or is that a BIOS thing? --Tyler 06:51, 9 January 2007 (CST)

Baud rate

I'm not SerialPorts guru, but bauds is usually symbols per second on the wire, and afaik, each symbol on a RS-232 line will only carry 1 bit, so the baud rate (here) is more likely to be the bitrate than the byte-per-second speed ... note however than modems typically send many bits per baud (because you may have more than 2 waveforms used), but not necessarily 8 of them ... Someone should check the specs and confirm/correct. - PypeClicker (copy from osfaq - Combuster 04:05, 20 January 2007 (CST))

Pages to convert

PLEASE mark the page as converted next time, you had me do almost everything a second time. - Combuster 04:40, 20 January 2007 (CST)


This page current only has one category - network hardware... The page doesn't just cover networking with serial ports though. Suggest adding another relevant category? --pcmattman 03:36, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

I added it to Common Devices. --Troy Martin 16:35, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Sending Data Example

Under the "Example Code" section, under "Sending Data," it has return inb(PORT + 5) & 0x20; as the body for is_transmit_empty - is that meant to be return inb(PORT + 5) & 0x2;? --Retrocat 21:29, 26 May 2018 (CDT)

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