Loss of communication

Questions on UARTs, and serial communication
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Loss of communication

Post by demoman »

I picked up a new machine (PC) recently.

When I started downloading large BASIC programs, there were often loss of communication errors. Seemed like it had to do with certain constructs being used in BASIC, so I eliminated those, but...

Recently it started happening more frequently. So I updated the FTDI driver, but still no luck.

Finally I logged onto the HP website and did a check for driver updates, turns out there were a lot of them. And what do you know, the BASIC download problem went away.

Moral of the story; when hardware issues crop up, make sure your system is up to date.

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Re: Loss of communication

Post by paullarry »

Don't you run auto update for that? it is one of the main problems that can effect your all soft wares and other programs as well.

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Re: Loss of communication

Post by basicchip »

Auto update does not update BIOS or many low level drivers. For that you need to log into the hardware vendor of your machine and check for their updates. I do it from time to time, probably about once a year or more frequently if some hardware is misbehaving.

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