I downloaded Serial Splitter 4 to evaluate. Eventually, I would like to use bluetooth to control test equipment via serial ports.
One test equipment software package I have only allows COM1 and COM2. I can't seem to get bluetooth to work with those ports (a long story). So, I decided to try a port mapper or redirector, or splitter? to solve the problem.
With Serial Splitter I got it to work - sort of. Its a little confusing. So, to keep it simple, I decided to get the bluetooth out of the way and simply redirect com2 to com1 and see what happens.
If I use my normal com port COM1 and the program, every thing is fine - been doing that for years. For the amount of data I want to transfer (from meter to notebook) it takes about 2 seconds.
When I use Serial Splitter to redirect COM2 to COM1 it also works. But, the data transfer rate is much slower (about one fourth the normal speed - takes about 8 seconds to complete the transfer).
I'm running XP SP3 and a notebook (2GHz, 1 Gig Ram).
Is this normal or is there something(s) I should be looking into?
I think the meter uses 9600, 8, N, 1.