Navtel 9460 Protocol Analyzer info?

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Wed Apr 13 20:25:37 CDT 2005


>Subject: Re: Navtel 9460 Protocol Analyzer info?
>   From: Scott Stevens <chenmel at earthlink.net>

>And anyway, for a 'serial analyzer' which is probably going to run some
>ancient DOS program if it's analyzing conventional serial traffic, some
>old 486 laptop (or a 386SX) is probably up to snuff, and will cost less
>than said USB to serial or PCMCIA to serial adapter.  Plus it's then
>'sanctioned' on-topic hardware for this list (kinda).  And aren't (at
>least some of us) all about practical use as well as fooling around with
>old gear?  I'd hate to think some of the old stuff isn't still useful in
>a practical sense.  (not gonna wire two 6402 UARTS to my SYM-1 and make
>it a serial analyzer on principle, though)

Actually I use a SIIG3000 386 running DOS as it's small brick of a 
system and for the ability to listen.  To inject into the line it's
fairly trivial to make an RS232 level OR gate!    

For general listening MY VT320 in display controls mode does well 
enough.



Allison



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