Shared Serial Ports Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many serial ports can I share simultaneously?

A. You can share any number of real serial ports simultaneously. And you can open a shared port as many times as you need.

Q. Are hardware signal lines (DTR/DSR, RTS/CTS, RING, ERROR, DCD, etc.) emulated in Shared Serial Ports?

A. Yes, all signal lines are emulated and supported: as in real null-modem connection, DTR of the local port connected to DSR and DCD of the remote port, and RTS of the local port connected to CTS of the remote port. Please, note that hardware signal lines can be managed by applications that have managing rights.

Q. I have followed step-by-step description on how to share serial ports but still unable to share. What’s wrong?

A. Make sure before sharing that serial port is free. If the problem still exists even after you have closed all applications that are connected to serial port, please, contact our technical support team with full description of your problem.

Q. I have problems with unsharing serial port. What is wrong?

A. Please, make sure that serial port, which you want to unshare, is closed and all applications are disconnected from it.

Q. Is flow control implemented in Shared Serial Ports?

A. Yes, flow control is fully implemented in Shared Serial Ports.