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Comment by Anachronda
by Anachronda on Tue 6th Jul 2010 16:26 UTC
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I used a Parallel to Serial Port converter plugged into the RS232 cable from a Lego Mindstorms set. The other end of Lego cable was plugged into a RS232 to USB adapter connected my netbook. (You could go straight for a Parallel to USB adapter cable, but I personally would not want to miss out on some excellent Lego.)

I don't understand this bit. The VT320 is a serial terminal. Why would you need a parallel port and to what would you attach it on the VT320?

Edited 2010-07-06 16:27 UTC

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RE: Comment by Anachronda
by dizzey on Tue 6th Jul 2010 16:43 in reply to "Comment by Anachronda"
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well it is not but it uses a db25 connector wich the parallell port also uses. old pcs used a male db25 for serial and female db25 for parallell. some old cabels had it's use for both parallell and serial connections.

and also other computer manufactuers had their own standards sun put two ports in a single female db25connector.

so yes it is a serial port but some old parallell extension cord could most likley be used. or it actuly was a serial cable but he called it parallell becus of the db25 connector

Edited 2010-07-06 16:47 UTC

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RE: Comment by Anachronda
by watkin5 on Tue 6th Jul 2010 16:44 in reply to "Comment by Anachronda"
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There's a parallel port on the back of my VT320 video terminal.

I have left a picture of the connections at

I stand corrected. It's a DB25 connector.

Edited 2010-07-06 16:45 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Anachronda
by mithnae on Tue 6th Jul 2010 17:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by Anachronda"
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it is not. its DB25 ("full") RS232

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