Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port Download Drivers, Utilities and Manual

Available 16 files for RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Company
Comtrol
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Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Linux
Version Driver
4.05
Size Driver
632Kb
File Name
devicemaster-linux-4.05.tgz
Company
Comtrol
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Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
LCOM Utility
Operating Systems
Linux
Version Utilities
1.01
Size Utilities
19Kb
File Name
1800194a.tgz
Info
For Linux Only. For information about using LCOM, see the manual page packaged with the files
Company
Comtrol
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Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
Hardware Installation
Operating Systems
Manual PDF
Version Manual
A
Size Manual
145Kb
File Name
2000153a.pdf
Info
Contains all hardware-related information, including connectors, interfaces, and specifications. RocketPort Serial Hub Si
2-Port
Hardware Documentation

Product Overview
The RocketPort Serial Hub Si is a serial
communications device that easily connects to a 10/
100Base-T Ethernet hub, switch, or network interface
card (NIC).
The RocketPort Serial Hub Si uses a 33 MHz processor
specifically designed to process asynchronous serial
communications, thereby maximizing performance and
eliminating throughput bottlenecks.
RocketPort Serial Hub Si features include:
• Two DB9 selectable asynchronous RS-232, RS-422,
or RS-485 serial ports.
• Configurable network protocol, allowing the
RocketPort Serial Hub Si to use IP or MAC (media
access control) addressing. See the Software
Installation documentation for MAC or IP
addressing information.
• A power supply that supports input voltages
between 100 and 240 and 50 or 60 Hz operation.
• “Hot-swapping,” which allows you to replace an
existing and configured RocketPort Serial Hub Si
with an identical unit, without downing the server
or reconfiguring ports.
• Auto polarity selection for network connection.
Some drivers feature:
• Multi-server port assignment, permitting the
sharing of this device with multiple servers. Each
individual server can be configured for MAC or IP
addressing.
• Port sharing among servers, the same port can be
used for multiple servers.

What This Document Contains
Use this document to:
• Connect the RocketPort Serial Hub Si to the
network.
• Verify that the RocketPort Serial Hub Si passes
the hardware diagnostics during the power up
phase.
• Add additional units to an existing RocketPort
Serial Hub Si environment.
• “Hot swap” RocketPort Serial Hub Si units that
have experienced a failure.
• Build cables or loopback plugs, including:
- An ethernet crossover cable, if connecting the
RocketPort Serial Hub Si directly to a NIC card
(not included).
- Null-modem cable for the peripheral devices
that you are connecting to the RocketPort
Serial Hub Si (not included).
- RS-232/422 loopback plug (one included).
Company
Comtrol
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Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
Cable User Guide
Operating Systems
Manual PDF
Version Manual
SECOND EDITION
Size Manual
847Kb
File Name
customcables.pdf
Info
This cabling information is also located in the hardware installation document. Contents
Getting Started .......................................................................................................................5
Overview......................................................................................................................................................... 5
RS-422 Pinouts .............................................................................................................................................. 5
Standard Comtrol Cables ............................................................................................................................ 5
DTE versus DCE............................................................................................................................................ 6
RS-232 DTE to DCE .................................................................................................................................. 6
Straight-Through Cables ..................................................................................................................... 6
RS-232 DTE to DTE .................................................................................................................................. 6
Null-Modem Cables............................................................................................................................. 6
Data-Only Null-Modem Cables ........................................................................................................... 7
Control Loopback Cables ..................................................................................................................... 7
RS-422 to DTE Cables ............................................................................................................................... 7
Shielded vs. Unshielded ............................................................................................................................... 7
Building Cables for RocketPort Products........................................................................9
Overview......................................................................................................................................................... 9
DB9 Serial Cables and Loopback Plugs ................................................................................................... 9
Requirements ............................................................................................................................................. 9
DB9 Pinouts ............................................................................................................................................... 9
DB9 Loopback Plugs................................................................................................................................ 11
RS-232 Female Loopback Plug .......................................................................................................... 11
RS-422 Loopback Plug ....................................................................................................................... 11
DB9 Null-Modem Cables......................................................................................................................... 11
RS-232 Null-Modem Cable ............................................................................................................... 11
RS-422 Null-Modem Cable ................................................................................................................ 11
DB9 Straight-Through Cables ................................................................................................................. 12
RS-232 Straight-Through Cable........................................................................................................ 12
DB25 Serial Cables and Loopback Plugs ............................................................................................... 12
Requirements ........................................................................................................................................... 12
DB25 Pinouts ........................................................................................................................................... 12
DB25 Loopback Plugs.............................................................................................................................. 14
RS-232 Female Loopback Plug .......................................................................................................... 14
RS-422 Female Loopback Plug .......................................................................................................... 14
RS-232 Male Loopback Plug .............................................................................................................. 14
RS-422 Male Loopback Plug .............................................................................................................. 14
RJ11 Serial Cables and Loopback Plugs................................................................................................ 15
Company
Comtrol
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Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
Using MiniCom
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Linux
Version Manual
B
Size Manual
57Kb
File Name
minicom.pdf
Info
For Linux Only Using MiniCom to Test
Comtrol Serial Ports

This procedure discusses how to use MiniCom in Linux to test ports using a null-modem cable connected
between two ports. If necessary, cabling information is available in each product’s hardware installation
documentation.
Note: This document uses ports ttyR0 and ttyR1 in the examples. You will

Note: Linux is case sensitive, be sure to use the proper case. tty is lower case, R, V and SI are in uppercase.
Instructions for testing modem products are included at the end of this document.
Testing Serial Ports
Use this procedure to test serial ports:
1. Verify that the driver has been installed and loaded using the installation documentation.
2. Connect a null-modem cable to Ports 0 and 1 on the device.
3. Log in to Linux if you have not already do so.
4. At the system prompt, change directory to the /dev directory so that a listing of the created Comtrol ports
may be seen.
[[email protected]/root]# cd /dev
5. List the Comtrol ports.
[[email protected]/dev]# ls ttyR*
This should show the tty ports that have been installed beginning at 0 (zero) and sequentially numbered
to the highest port on the device. For example, a RocketPort 16 has ttyR0 through ttyR15 displays as:
ttyR0 ttyR10 ttyR12 ttyR14 ttyR2 ttyR4 ttyR6 ttyR8
ttyR1 ttyR11 ttyR13 ttyR15 ttyR3 ttyR5 ttyR7 ttyR9
6. Return to the home directory:
[[email protected]/dev]# cd ..
7. Start Minicom with the setup option to configure the appropriate port.
[[email protected]/root]# minicom -s
The following warning message may appear:
minicom:Warning: Configuration file not found, using defaults
The following screen should appear:
[Configuration]
Filenames and paths
File transfer protocols
Serial port setup
Modem and dialing
Screen and keyboard
Save setup as dfl
Save setup as...
Exit
Exit from Minicom
8. Using the up and down arrow keys select Serial port setup. The following window should appear:
A - Serial Device : /dev/modem
B - Lockfile Location : /var/lock
C - Callin Program
D - Callout Program
E - Bps/Par/Bits : 38400 8N1
F - Hardware Flow Control : Yes
G - Software Flow Control : No
Change which setting?
9. Enter a and the cursor should move to the end of A - Serial Device : /dev/modem.
10. Using the backspace key, change modem to ttyRx (
where x is a number of the port to test. This example uses Ports 0 for the first terminal window, so the
line should read, A - Serial Device : /dev/ttyRx
Note: Linux is case sensitive, be sure to use the proper case. In this the first terminal window we will use
Port 0, so the line should read A - Serial Device : /dev/ttyR0
11. With the cursor at the Change which setting? option, press the Enter key to close this screen and return to
the configuration screen.
Company
Comtrol
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Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
NS-Link User Guide
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows 2000
Version Manual
D
Size Manual
5.2Mb
File Name
ns-link_user.pdf
Info
Table of Contents
Introduction.........................................................................................................................................5
Installation Overview.................................................................................................................................. 5
NS-Link Driver Overview........................................................................................................................... 5
NS-Link Requirements .................................................................................................................................................5
IP or MAC Addressing Issues.......................................................................................................................................6
NS-Link Features..........................................................................................................................................................6
Using the Port Sharing Feature...................................................................................................................................6
Connectivity Requirements ..........................................................................................................................................7
Locating DeviceMaster Documentation................................................................................................... 8
Locating DeviceMaster Software............................................................................................................... 8
Verifying the DeviceMaster is Ready for NS-Link................................................................................. 8
Initial NS-Link Installation.............................................................................................................11
Windows 7..................................................................................................................................................... 11
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista ............................................................................................. 12
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.................................................................................................. 13
Updating, Adding, or Removing DeviceMasters ........................................................................15
Updating an Existing Driver..................................................................................................................... 15
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 ............................................................................................15
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 .....................................................................................................................15
Adding Additional DeviceMasters........................................................................................................... 16
Removing an Existing Driver ................................................................................................................... 16
NS-Link Configuration .....................................................................................................................17
Associating the MAC Address................................................................................................................... 18
Programming the IP Address ................................................................................................................... 19
Disabling DHCP Requests (MAC Mode) ................................................................................................. 22
Retrieving IP Address Information from the DeviceMaster............................................................. 24
Changing Device Properties ..................................................................................................................... 24
Configuring DeviceMaster Ports as Sockets......................................................................................... 25
Configuring Advanced COM Port Properties .............................................................................27
Troubleshooting and Technical Support .....................................................................................31
How to Find Diagnostic Tools and Utilities .......................................................................................... 31
Troubleshooting Checklist ........................................................................................................................ 32
General Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................... 33
Using the Advisor ....................................................................................................................................... 34
NS-Link Driver Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................. 35
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
NS-Link User Guide
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows NT4
Version Manual
D
Size Manual
5.2Mb
File Name
ns-link_user.pdf
Info
Table of Contents
Introduction.........................................................................................................................................5
Installation Overview.................................................................................................................................. 5
NS-Link Driver Overview........................................................................................................................... 5
NS-Link Requirements .................................................................................................................................................5
IP or MAC Addressing Issues.......................................................................................................................................6
NS-Link Features..........................................................................................................................................................6
Using the Port Sharing Feature...................................................................................................................................6
Connectivity Requirements ..........................................................................................................................................7
Locating DeviceMaster Documentation................................................................................................... 8
Locating DeviceMaster Software............................................................................................................... 8
Verifying the DeviceMaster is Ready for NS-Link................................................................................. 8
Initial NS-Link Installation.............................................................................................................11
Windows 7..................................................................................................................................................... 11
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista ............................................................................................. 12
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.................................................................................................. 13
Updating, Adding, or Removing DeviceMasters ........................................................................15
Updating an Existing Driver..................................................................................................................... 15
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 ............................................................................................15
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 .....................................................................................................................15
Adding Additional DeviceMasters........................................................................................................... 16
Removing an Existing Driver ................................................................................................................... 16
NS-Link Configuration .....................................................................................................................17
Associating the MAC Address................................................................................................................... 18
Programming the IP Address ................................................................................................................... 19
Disabling DHCP Requests (MAC Mode) ................................................................................................. 22
Retrieving IP Address Information from the DeviceMaster............................................................. 24
Changing Device Properties ..................................................................................................................... 24
Configuring DeviceMaster Ports as Sockets......................................................................................... 25
Configuring Advanced COM Port Properties .............................................................................27
Troubleshooting and Technical Support .....................................................................................31
How to Find Diagnostic Tools and Utilities .......................................................................................... 31
Troubleshooting Checklist ........................................................................................................................ 32
General Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................... 33
Using the Advisor ....................................................................................................................................... 34
NS-Link Driver Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................. 35
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
NS-Link User Guide
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows Server 2003
Version Manual
D
Size Manual
5.2Mb
File Name
ns-link_user.pdf
Info
Table of Contents
Introduction.........................................................................................................................................5
Installation Overview.................................................................................................................................. 5
NS-Link Driver Overview........................................................................................................................... 5
NS-Link Requirements .................................................................................................................................................5
IP or MAC Addressing Issues.......................................................................................................................................6
NS-Link Features..........................................................................................................................................................6
Using the Port Sharing Feature...................................................................................................................................6
Connectivity Requirements ..........................................................................................................................................7
Locating DeviceMaster Documentation................................................................................................... 8
Locating DeviceMaster Software............................................................................................................... 8
Verifying the DeviceMaster is Ready for NS-Link................................................................................. 8
Initial NS-Link Installation.............................................................................................................11
Windows 7..................................................................................................................................................... 11
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista ............................................................................................. 12
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.................................................................................................. 13
Updating, Adding, or Removing DeviceMasters ........................................................................15
Updating an Existing Driver..................................................................................................................... 15
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 ............................................................................................15
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 .....................................................................................................................15
Adding Additional DeviceMasters........................................................................................................... 16
Removing an Existing Driver ................................................................................................................... 16
NS-Link Configuration .....................................................................................................................17
Associating the MAC Address................................................................................................................... 18
Programming the IP Address ................................................................................................................... 19
Disabling DHCP Requests (MAC Mode) ................................................................................................. 22
Retrieving IP Address Information from the DeviceMaster............................................................. 24
Changing Device Properties ..................................................................................................................... 24
Configuring DeviceMaster Ports as Sockets......................................................................................... 25
Configuring Advanced COM Port Properties .............................................................................27
Troubleshooting and Technical Support .....................................................................................31
How to Find Diagnostic Tools and Utilities .......................................................................................... 31
Troubleshooting Checklist ........................................................................................................................ 32
General Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................... 33
Using the Advisor ....................................................................................................................................... 34
NS-Link Driver Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................. 35
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
NS-Link User Guide
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows XP
Version Manual
D
Size Manual
5.2Mb
File Name
ns-link_user.pdf
Info
Table of Contents
Introduction.........................................................................................................................................5
Installation Overview.................................................................................................................................. 5
NS-Link Driver Overview........................................................................................................................... 5
NS-Link Requirements .................................................................................................................................................5
IP or MAC Addressing Issues.......................................................................................................................................6
NS-Link Features..........................................................................................................................................................6
Using the Port Sharing Feature...................................................................................................................................6
Connectivity Requirements ..........................................................................................................................................7
Locating DeviceMaster Documentation................................................................................................... 8
Locating DeviceMaster Software............................................................................................................... 8
Verifying the DeviceMaster is Ready for NS-Link................................................................................. 8
Initial NS-Link Installation.............................................................................................................11
Windows 7..................................................................................................................................................... 11
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista ............................................................................................. 12
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.................................................................................................. 13
Updating, Adding, or Removing DeviceMasters ........................................................................15
Updating an Existing Driver..................................................................................................................... 15
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 ............................................................................................15
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 .....................................................................................................................15
Adding Additional DeviceMasters........................................................................................................... 16
Removing an Existing Driver ................................................................................................................... 16
NS-Link Configuration .....................................................................................................................17
Associating the MAC Address................................................................................................................... 18
Programming the IP Address ................................................................................................................... 19
Disabling DHCP Requests (MAC Mode) ................................................................................................. 22
Retrieving IP Address Information from the DeviceMaster............................................................. 24
Changing Device Properties ..................................................................................................................... 24
Configuring DeviceMaster Ports as Sockets......................................................................................... 25
Configuring Advanced COM Port Properties .............................................................................27
Troubleshooting and Technical Support .....................................................................................31
How to Find Diagnostic Tools and Utilities .......................................................................................... 31
Troubleshooting Checklist ........................................................................................................................ 32
General Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................... 33
Using the Advisor ....................................................................................................................................... 34
NS-Link Driver Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................. 35
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
Utilities (Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and PEER)
Operating Systems
Windows 2000
Version Utilities
3.00
Size Utilities
456Kb
File Name
comtrol_utility_package.msi
Info
Execute this file on your system and follow the Installation Wizard.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
64-Bit NS-Link Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows 2000
Version Driver
4.01
Size Driver
2.8Mb
File Name
nslink-winxp64-4.01.exe
Info
NSLink (TM) Driver for the Windows(R) XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows
2000 Operating System
Part # 1800288
============================================================================
REVISION HISTORY

v 4.01
Changes to rpshsi.sys:

- Modify interface so Comtrol troubleshooting utility can provide driver
with user defined trace pool logging configuration.

- Modify code so that if driver is attempting to restart the microcode
load sequence because of some sort if interuption during the last load
attempt, that it will fail out of code loading to re-establish a connection
to the device after a threshold of loading restart attempts has been reached.

Changes to ctmproto.inf:
Changes to ctmsport.inf:
Changes to netctmsi.inf:

- Book keeping changes for Microsoft driver signing requirements.


v 4.00 Initial release for 64 bit Windows OS support. 32 Bit components are based on
Windows XP/2000 Driver (A/N 18000198) version 7.23. The following are the
additional changes which have occurred to components since the v7.23 release:

Changes to rpshsi.sys:

Added enhanced debug for memory debugging and other customer troubleshooting

Fix ports ports which stop working after a period by clearing a flag when
the current Read is canceled irregardless of whether the pending read request
is queued up to complete.

Fix occasional Blue Screen exception fault which occurred when uninstalling
devices by addin code to traverse TCP extension list to remove any pointers to
extensions for MAC addressed devices being removed from the system.
Changes to devmast.bin:

This version is built with eCos 2 ver 1.87.

It also has a change to eCos to fix a data loss/corruption problem caused by
DMA pointer.

The following SocketServer changes where made to prevent ports to quit receiving
data while in socket mode:

1) Increased priority of admin command handlers so that they will run even
under heavy CPU load. This prevents Ethernet frame buffers from
accumulating in the MAC rx queue (was causing the system to run out of
Ethernet frame buffers and stopping data flow).

2) Made SocketServer rx polling period adjustable in "network settings" on
web page. Default setting is 50 (milliseconds). This is a good default
for 8-16 port hubs, but is too fast for running 20+ ports. With a setting
of 100ms, Socketserver can run all 32 ports simultaneously without problems.

Added a flag to the ID Reply structure to all PortVision to distinguish
DeviceMaster UP from other models.

Fixed problem which delayed communication reconnection to device after PC reboots
but the device is not reset when driver is using IP mode by ensuring that out of
window SYNs receive an ACK response, rather than simply being dropped.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
NS-Link Driver
Operating Systems
Windows NT4
Version Driver
7.25
Size Driver
1.5Mb
File Name
winnt-nslink-2.24.exe
Info
Readme File
NS-Link Driver for Windows NT
===============
This readme file provides you with links to the NS-Link Installation Guide
and the latest driver.

See the History.txt file for information about the hardware platforms that are
supported by this driver.
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST
---------------------------------------
Use this link to download the latest released driver for your hardware.
http://support.comtrol.com/download.asp?partnumber=1800237

Use this link to download the latest NS-Link Installation Guide.
http://support.comtrol.com/download.asp?partnumber=2000339
USE THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION CD
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can use the menu system to locate the driver and documentation shipped with
the hardware.

Optionally, you can locate the driver and installation documentation by browsing
the CD to the appropriate hardware platform and operating system. The Software
Installation Guide is located in the SW_Doc subdirectory for that operating
system. Hardware installation information is available in the HW_Doc subdirectory
for your platform.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
64-Bit NS-Link Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003
Version Driver
4.01
Size Driver
2.8Mb
File Name
nslink-winxp64-4.01.exe
Info
NSLink (TM) Driver for the Windows(R) XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows
2000 Operating System
Part # 1800288
============================================================================
REVISION HISTORY

v 4.01
Changes to rpshsi.sys:

- Modify interface so Comtrol troubleshooting utility can provide driver
with user defined trace pool logging configuration.

- Modify code so that if driver is attempting to restart the microcode
load sequence because of some sort if interuption during the last load
attempt, that it will fail out of code loading to re-establish a connection
to the device after a threshold of loading restart attempts has been reached.

Changes to ctmproto.inf:
Changes to ctmsport.inf:
Changes to netctmsi.inf:

- Book keeping changes for Microsoft driver signing requirements.


v 4.00 Initial release for 64 bit Windows OS support. 32 Bit components are based on
Windows XP/2000 Driver (A/N 18000198) version 7.23. The following are the
additional changes which have occurred to components since the v7.23 release:

Changes to rpshsi.sys:

Added enhanced debug for memory debugging and other customer troubleshooting

Fix ports ports which stop working after a period by clearing a flag when
the current Read is canceled irregardless of whether the pending read request
is queued up to complete.

Fix occasional Blue Screen exception fault which occurred when uninstalling
devices by addin code to traverse TCP extension list to remove any pointers to
extensions for MAC addressed devices being removed from the system.
Changes to devmast.bin:

This version is built with eCos 2 ver 1.87.

It also has a change to eCos to fix a data loss/corruption problem caused by
DMA pointer.

The following SocketServer changes where made to prevent ports to quit receiving
data while in socket mode:

1) Increased priority of admin command handlers so that they will run even
under heavy CPU load. This prevents Ethernet frame buffers from
accumulating in the MAC rx queue (was causing the system to run out of
Ethernet frame buffers and stopping data flow).

2) Made SocketServer rx polling period adjustable in "network settings" on
web page. Default setting is 50 (milliseconds). This is a good default
for 8-16 port hubs, but is too fast for running 20+ ports. With a setting
of 100ms, Socketserver can run all 32 ports simultaneously without problems.

Added a flag to the ID Reply structure to all PortVision to distinguish
DeviceMaster UP from other models.

Fixed problem which delayed communication reconnection to device after PC reboots
but the device is not reset when driver is using IP mode by ensuring that out of
window SYNs receive an ACK response, rather than simply being dropped.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
Utilities (Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and PEER)
Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003
Version Utilities
3.00
Size Utilities
456Kb
File Name
comtrol_utility_package.msi
Info
Execute this file on your system and follow the Installation Wizard.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
64-Bit NS-Link Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Version Driver
4.01
Size Driver
2.8Mb
File Name
nslink-winxp64-4.01.exe
Info
NSLink (TM) Driver for the Windows(R) XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows
2000 Operating System
Part # 1800288
============================================================================
REVISION HISTORY

v 4.01
Changes to rpshsi.sys:

- Modify interface so Comtrol troubleshooting utility can provide driver
with user defined trace pool logging configuration.

- Modify code so that if driver is attempting to restart the microcode
load sequence because of some sort if interuption during the last load
attempt, that it will fail out of code loading to re-establish a connection
to the device after a threshold of loading restart attempts has been reached.

Changes to ctmproto.inf:
Changes to ctmsport.inf:
Changes to netctmsi.inf:

- Book keeping changes for Microsoft driver signing requirements.


v 4.00 Initial release for 64 bit Windows OS support. 32 Bit components are based on
Windows XP/2000 Driver (A/N 18000198) version 7.23. The following are the
additional changes which have occurred to components since the v7.23 release:

Changes to rpshsi.sys:

Added enhanced debug for memory debugging and other customer troubleshooting

Fix ports ports which stop working after a period by clearing a flag when
the current Read is canceled irregardless of whether the pending read request
is queued up to complete.

Fix occasional Blue Screen exception fault which occurred when uninstalling
devices by addin code to traverse TCP extension list to remove any pointers to
extensions for MAC addressed devices being removed from the system.
Changes to devmast.bin:

This version is built with eCos 2 ver 1.87.

It also has a change to eCos to fix a data loss/corruption problem caused by
DMA pointer.

The following SocketServer changes where made to prevent ports to quit receiving
data while in socket mode:

1) Increased priority of admin command handlers so that they will run even
under heavy CPU load. This prevents Ethernet frame buffers from
accumulating in the MAC rx queue (was causing the system to run out of
Ethernet frame buffers and stopping data flow).

2) Made SocketServer rx polling period adjustable in "network settings" on
web page. Default setting is 50 (milliseconds). This is a good default
for 8-16 port hubs, but is too fast for running 20+ ports. With a setting
of 100ms, Socketserver can run all 32 ports simultaneously without problems.

Added a flag to the ID Reply structure to all PortVision to distinguish
DeviceMaster UP from other models.

Fixed problem which delayed communication reconnection to device after PC reboots
but the device is not reset when driver is using IP mode by ensuring that out of
window SYNs receive an ACK response, rather than simply being dropped.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Serial Hub Si 2-Port
Description
Utilities (Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and PEER)
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Version Utilities
3.00
Size Utilities
456Kb
File Name
comtrol_utility_package.msi
Info
Execute this file on your system and follow the Installation Wizard.
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