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Old Jan 08, 2004, 09:42 PM
buscuitboy buscuitboy is offline
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Question Serial Port question

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OK, I know this might be a dumb question, but here it goes. I recently got a new DELL laptop. It has 2 USB ports & a serial port on the back. I'm familiar with the USB ports & am currently using one for an external mouse. However, what would the serial port be useful for? I know that older printers use a parallel port, but it doesn't have this. I'm not sure if I've ever used a serial port. Maybe so though. Can anybody tell me what perephirals use this port? Thanks
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Old Jan 08, 2004, 10:16 PM
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Serial ports are used for serial modems, printers, mouse, UPS communications... They are not commonly used now.
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