My wife uses a 5555 mostly for a personal organizer. We have a need to be able to connect it to a serial device and transfer stored data from the device to the iPaq. Currently, we are using a laptop with a USB to serial adapter, which implies that the device we are connecting to is configured as a DCE. We use Windows XP Hyperterm to communicate with the device and do a simple text dump and simple text capture to collect the data.
My wife has the iPaq at her office, so I can't look to see if it has a simple communications program with capture capability. We have the cradle with the USB and DB-9 serial connection.
Can someone tell me:
Is there a comm program "built-in"? If not, is there a third party program out here?
Can I use the cradle DB-9 to communicate with the DTE? I'm thinking that I'd need a null-modem DB-9 adapter, since the PC to which the 5555 connects is DTE, which would make the 5555 DCE, but I'm just guessing.
I searched the forum for related information, but came up empty, hence this post.
thanks in advance for your suggestions.