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I dont have the usb version, and I dont have the cable that comes with the 9 pin or whatever its called, can I use one from radio shack or does it have to be a special power commander version? Thanks!!
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I believe you can use a USB to serial adapter.
Some have reported they work fine.
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Yes, you can definatly use any usb to 9 pin serial cable. Here's the problem that I had tho, Your computer probably doesn't have the proper driver installed for that cable. Mine didn't. And none of the PCIIIr software includes that driver either.
But dont worry, even the cheapie $12 cable from frys has the driver included on a disc inside the package. Get that installed before you hook up power commander.
Once you get the PC talking to your computer, you may need to go into the com port menu of the PC software command bar. I just had to try selecting available ports one by one until one worked (I think mine used com port 8).
Hope that helps? If you have specific computer questions I'll try to help cause it drove me batty trying to figure it out.
btw, radio crap tried to send me out the door with their most expensive gold-plated cable. He rung it up-$52. nonono

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

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thanks guys, i'll pick one up tomorrow and see what I can figure out, I just need a pc laptop now, i guess the macbooks dont work with them eh?
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