laptop with serial port

I recently bought a remote power bar. To configure it you need to connect to it with a serial connection. However I checked all my laptops and it seems no laptop has a serial connection. I also tried looking for one online, but I can’t find one. Does anybody knows a vendor that still includes this port? If I’m not mistaken there still are a lot of routers and other hardware that still have to be configured over a serial connection. Luckily I still have a computer who has a serial port.

8 Replies to “laptop with serial port”

  1. From ‘lsusb’:
    Bus 004 Device 005: ID 0557:2008 ATEN International Co., Ltd UC-232A Serial Port [pl2303]

    I bought a USB to serial adaptor to solve that problem.I’m told they don’t always work with all serial devices but I’ve had no problems so far. It’s quite cheap too. I think it cost me about 25 euros.

  2. Have you ever heard of USB-to-serial adaptors? Fairly cheap and brings back that lonely serial port

    Most of them work like a charm on the major OSses (L, M and W)

  3. Hi i have an Acer TravelMate 6592 with serial port, you can also do me an offer. πŸ˜‰ New Acer laptops are also without serial port.

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