Serial null modem! Who used this lovely crap?
@loke Not really! There were 9 pin null-modems as easly as in the mid 80s, for sure. But 25 pin serial IS the way to go IMO.
@peron Had a handheld computer that had the serial port situation backwards of everything else, so had to use one of these and a port adapter to deal with the fact both ends had pins and I needed one with holes.
@BalooUriza So you required the female 9 pin connector. Some of these null modems involved male-female cross links too!
@peron I literally couldn't find anybody who got a Windows CE machine to connect to anything other than a serial modem without having to resort to a null modem and an adapter.
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