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    Palm sync w/ No physical Serial Port

    I have a new laptop with no physical serial port. It has IR and I have a targus USB cable. Any ideas as to how to install and start a hot sync?
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    Re: Palm sync w/ No physical Serial Port

    If the laptop has a usb port you could get a usb cradle for your handheld then setup your software as normal. You could also look into the possibility of hotsyncing over IR, but that would take a very long time.

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    Re: Palm sync w/ No physical Serial Port

    The problem seems that the hot sync software needs a serial port, ie a virtual serial port that either the IR or the USb uses to fake out the software. That is the problem.
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    Re: Palm sync w/ No physical Serial Port

    What software are you using? The latest Palm Desktop software supports USB connections.

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    Re: Palm sync w/ No physical Serial Port

    Do pardon me if you already know this. From either the Palm Desktop (which I don't use) or by right-clicking the HotSync Tray Icon when HotSync is loaded, you can set the type of connection, see attachment. And you have to have the appropriate connector for your particular PDA.
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    Re: Palm sync w/ No physical Serial Port

    I am probably using an old one. I will download and update
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