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Eltima Help Center => Virtual Serial Port Driver & Virtual Serial Port ActiveX => Topic started by: ik8ozv on May 18, 2009, 11:13:14 AM

Title: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on May 18, 2009, 11:13:14 AM
Hi Folks,
i am havig problems with the Shared Serial Ports Program:
Cannot share any port.
Any port i select and click on Share, iget on the bottom:
Cannot open real serial port:XXX
Where XXX stay for the com port number.
I have tried for all the ports i can see in the program
but i get the same error an all the ports.
How to solve it?
Thanks in advance.
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on May 19, 2009, 01:33:18 PM
Dear Enzo,

Please, provide us with additional information.

I kindly ask you to check whether Shared Serial Ports Bus Enumerator device is present in the Device Manager -> System Devices section.

What is your OS version?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on May 19, 2009, 01:52:53 PM
sorry Tina,
but i did'nt understood how to check the
Shared Serial Ports Bus Entmerator devic.
Can you tell me how to chek it?
Thanks
My OS is Windows XP professional with Service Pack 3 installed
Wait forward for your reply.
Thanks.
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on May 19, 2009, 02:50:39 PM
Please, follow the instructions below:

Right-click "My Computer" -> Properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> check if Shared Serial Ports Bus Enumerator device is present in the System Devices section.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on May 19, 2009, 03:01:20 PM
I cannpot see noway the device you said.
Honestly i di not understand because my OS is in italian,
but i can assure there is no Shared serial port anyway.
Thanks
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on May 19, 2009, 03:17:42 PM
Please reinstall Shared Serial Ports and reboot your PC. After that, please check for Shared Serial Ports Bus Enumerator again.

Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on May 20, 2009, 11:38:08 AM
Reinstalled the Program.
Now i can see the
Shared Serial Ports Bus Enumerator device in the Device Manager -> System Devices section.
Opened the program and shared the port but when i run my own software i do not see it in the Shared seril Ports program so when i run the second software,
i get the error that the COM is used by another software.
Where am i missing?
Thanks.
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on May 21, 2009, 04:21:29 PM
Dear Enzo,

Please, try to do the following:

1) Share the COM port;
2) Open the Device Manager;
3) Please, check whether  "Serial Port COMx waiting for open"  device appears in the Eltima Shared Serial Ports section;
4) Open the COM port in your application;
5) Check whether the path to your application appears.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on June 20, 2009, 09:55:43 PM
Tina,
i have restarted my PC and now i get the same problema above.
I have tried to unistall and re install the program but still get the problem
that i cannot Open any real serial port.
How to solve it?
Thanks
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on June 22, 2009, 03:03:45 PM
Hello,

I kindly ask you to test whether the Problem occurs in the latest version of Serial Splitter. Please, be informed that Splitter allows you not only split serial ports into several virtual ones, but also share one real port among several applications without creating the copies of your real port. Note, that you also can join many real ports into one virtual or create complex bundles.

To read more about its features, please visit the page: http://www.eltima.com/products/serialsplitter/

To download free trial version and test its functionality yourself, please follow the link: http://www.eltima.com/download/serial_splitter.exe

We will be waiting the test results from you.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on June 22, 2009, 06:51:51 PM
Hi Tina,
i have Downloaded the Program you said but cannot understand how to set it.
I have to use the COM6 [USB Serial Port]with two programs.
Please can you tell me how to set the program and if this one you suggested me is the right one?
Also i would like to know if the program shold be alwasy lodade or whe it is set i can close it.
Thanks for your help.
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on June 23, 2009, 01:25:49 PM
Hello,

Please, do  the following:

1) Launch Serial Splitter -> go to Share tab.
2) Choose real COM port for sharing -> select COM6 port.
3) In "Set custom rights for this application" textfield specify the full path to the application you want to set custom access rights for.
4) Click "Set custom rights" button to modify access rights.
5) Press Add Shared Port button.

Please, be informed that Serial Splitter works as service. It means that you can share the COM port and close the GUI of the product.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on June 23, 2009, 01:29:14 PM
Tina,
done how you said.
It worked for one time but when i close the applications
and re open them it issems that the port is not shared
anymore.
Thanks
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on June 23, 2009, 03:52:17 PM
Dear Enzo,

1) Please ushare the COM port;
2) Uninstall Shared Serial Ports;
3) Uninstall Serial Splitter;
4) Reboot your PC;
5) Install Serial Splitter;
6) Share the COM port;
7) Go to the Device Manager and check whether "Serial Port COM6 waiting for open" device appears in the Eltima Serial Splitter section;
8) Open the COM port in Hyperterminal;
9) Check whether new "Serial Port COM6 waiting for open" device appears in the Eltima Serial Splitter section. Could you, please provide us with screenshot of Device Manager -> Eltima Serial Splitter section

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on June 23, 2009, 10:13:03 PM
Tina,
done all the procedure step by step.
When i launch the two applications,
i can see in the Device Manager "Serial Port COM6 waiting for open" device appearing in the Eltima Serial Splitter section and also con see both programs,
but the com do not communicate with neither program.
In the serial splitter program, as you can see in the screenshot, the
Data Recived is stuck to 0 Byte while the Data Sent increases slowly.
i repeat i am using how you can see in the Device Manager screenshot,
an USB Serial port.
Here are some screenshots how you requested.
Hope in your help.
Thanks.
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on June 26, 2009, 03:21:21 PM
Dear Enzo,

Please, make sure that your device writes the data to the port. Could you, please test whether your applications work with the port properly if it is not shared.

Please, try to do the following:

1) Share the COM port;
2) Allow manage control lines for one of you applications;
3) Open the COM port in this application;
4) Do not launch second application.

If the problem persists, please unshare the COM port and start to monitor it with Serial Port Monitor:

After that, please share the COM port and launch your applications. Please, check whether the data comes from the device.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on June 27, 2009, 11:46:21 AM
Tina,
the COM6 works perfectly.Even the apòplication works without
any prblem when using it withit the Eltima program.
i've done how you said:

1) Shared the COM port, in my case COM6;
2) Allowed manage control lines for one of my applications;
3) Opened the COM port in this application;

How you can see in the screenshot, under the "Connected Applications"
There is no applications listed even though the application is running
and the COM6 is working.
Now if i try to run the second application i get that the COM6 cannot
be opened because it is used by another application.
You told me that if it If the problem persists, to unshare the COM port and start to monitor it with Serial Port Monitor.
Can you explaine me how?
Thanks
Please answer me soon as possible as the Serial Spliter program is near to expire
there are just 4 doys left and then i have to unistall it and cannot try it any more.
Thanks
Enzo



Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on June 30, 2009, 01:27:13 PM
Dear Enzo,

To set access rights for application, please do the following:

1) Select shared COM6 port in the tree;
2) Press Edit button in the toolbar;
3) In "Set custom rights for this application" textfield specify the full path to the application you want to set custom access rights for;
4) Please, toggle "Read", "Write" and "Control" options;
5) Click "Set custom rights" button to modify access rights;
6) Press Update Settings button;
7) Open the COM6 port in your application;
8) Check, whether the application sends and receives the data correctly.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on July 01, 2009, 11:21:17 AM
Hi Tina,
last night i've received your email and quickly i made the settings as you described me.
It worked on both applications.
This morning when a switched on the PC i saw that it did not work any more.
When i run the second application i get again that the COM is in use by another application.
I have also noticed that in the "Set custom rights for this application" window
there is not listed any more my applications that i added last night, also if i run the applicatinos.
Also i have checked in the Device Manager that whether "Serial Port COM6 waiting for open" device appears in the Eltima Serial Splitter section;and it appears.
Thanks
Enzo
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Tina on July 03, 2009, 02:00:35 PM
Dear Enzo,

We will be glad to supply a temporary registration key for Serial Splitter. Please drop an email to support@eltima.com specifying your full name so that we can generate a temporary license for you.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on July 06, 2009, 12:50:03 PM
Hi Tina,
i have received the temporary number but not tried yet because encoutered a
problema ( seems to be ) with my serial ports.
is there a method to test the serial port if it works properly in TX and in RX?
I am trying also the Serial port monitor but do not understand how it works.
I cannot see the full functionally on COM1 and COM2.
COM1 is straight on the MB while the COM2 is on an PCI Card withe COM3 COM4 and COM5.
Thanks for your efforts.
Enzo

Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: Maria on July 07, 2009, 05:50:57 PM
Actually, this question doesn't relate to Serial Splitter. I can't be 100% sure how COM ports are being tested. However I can assume you can try connecting 2 COM ports with a null-modem cable, open them both in Advanced Serial Port Terminal and transfer data to both sides.

If there are no data loss, then obviously ports are functioning OK.

BTW, would you be so kind to describe what you mean by "to test the serial port if it works properly in TX and in RX?"?
Title: Sharing Ports
Post by: TREMELURF on November 16, 2011, 02:03:16 AM
I also noticed I could not route the input of one sound card to the output of another anymore. The configuration panel of the new software does not show existing ports. All it shows is ports 1 to 16. Can I also link a port so it plays on a specific sound card of the remote computer? Thanks.
Title: Sharing Ports
Post by: AvPt on November 30, 2011, 08:07:22 PM
I had a previous post about iPod touch Internet sharing with my PC, and I had no luck. I recently got a ps3 and also upgraded my PC to Windows 7. It runs awesome, but... no Internet. So:

-There is a wifi network in my house.
-My PC only has ethernet.
-My ps3 and iPod touch are both connected to wifi.
-MY PC IS NOT A LAPTOP
-I have a spare Ethernet cable.

Can I use either the ps3s or iPods Internet connection on my PC?

Please help.

PLEASE
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: alexander-britt on December 01, 2011, 10:06:58 AM
I had a previous post about iPod touch Internet sharing with my PC, and I had no luck. I recently got a ps3 and also upgraded my PC to Windows 7. It runs awesome, but... no Internet. So:

-There is a wifi network in my house.
-My PC only has ethernet.
-My ps3 and iPod touch are both connected to wifi.
-MY PC IS NOT A LAPTOP
-I have a spare Ethernet cable.

Can I use either the ps3s or iPods Internet connection on my PC?

Please help.

PLEASE

Hi

I guess none of available Eltima products is required for your purpose.
As soon as you mentioned that there's a wifi network in your house and both of your wifi-equipped devices (iPod and PS3) have Internet connection working, I suppose all you need to do is to properly configure the wireless network connection on your computer so that you have the Internet connection there as well. Needless to say, that your computer should also have wifi connectivity to be able to use available wifi network.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: ik8ozv on August 21, 2016, 07:30:42 PM
Please does the Shared serial ports works on Win10?
When i go to install it i get the error:

Cannot copy sershare.inf FAILURE: (0xe000022f)

How to avoid it?
Thanks
Enzo.
Title: Re: Sharing Ports
Post by: alexander-britt on August 23, 2016, 11:28:02 AM
No, for Windows 10 we suggest you to try Serial Splitter instead: http://www.eltima.com/products/serialsplitter/
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Title: Re: Sharing Ports
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