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Old 02-28-2009, 11:37 PM   #1  
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will my VAG-COM work with a male/male serial port connector cable? (my Vag and PC both have female serial ports)

Should I go for male serial to usb?

I have heard people saying they don't work with connector cables.

Does the cable have to be Null Modem? (whatever that means)

Or does anybody have a link to buy what I need?

Found some cheap ones on ebay...
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a serial port on a computer should be a male connector. a blue female is most likely a video out. check that first before you may waste money on a cable. most newer computer don't have a serial port anymore.
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yeah i guess I don't have a serial port!!! but what sucks is that i have 3 other friends with laptops and no serial port either!!! So I guess I need a serial to usb cable...
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Caution with Serial to USB adapters, port emulators, etc when using VAG-COM and esp if reprogramming modules. There are known issues.

Best results with a direct connect VAG-COM cable.
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Caution with Serial to USB adapters, port emulators, etc when using VAG-COM and esp if reprogramming modules. There are known issues.

Best results with a direct connect VAG-COM cable.
yes, I read that in previous forums....

does vag-com sell adapters for usb without buying the whole cable

I know the vag-com i have is discontinued maybe I should sell it and get a newer one with the usb?
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a PCMCIA card to serial/RS232 should work, but don't quote me on that.
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will my VAG-COM work with a male/male serial port connector cable? (my Vag and PC both have female serial ports)

Should I go for male serial to usb?

I have heard people saying they don't work with connector cables.

Does the cable have to be Null Modem? (whatever that means)

Or does anybody have a link to buy what I need?

Found some cheap ones on ebay...
Play it safe and go to my website to find someone in your area that has a new VAG cable that is willing to help.
www_vagtoolfinder.com/
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yes, I read that in previous forums....

does vag-com sell adapters for usb without buying the whole cable

I know the vag-com i have is discontinued maybe I should sell it and get a newer one with the usb?
Interface Upgrades: Ross-Tech Store - (click here)

If you have a real Ross-Tech cable they have an upgrade program as well.
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