APPENDIX H
DIAGNOSTIC UNDER WINDOWS

After installing the PCCOM PCI 8 port adapter to your computer, you can test it if it is functioning correctly via HyperTerminal (a Windows package communication program), or by using the Decision Terminal (a software of the Decision Computer International Co. Ltd.) included on the CD. Just make sure that there is a loop back plug connected to the COM Port under test.

H.1  Using Hyper Terminal

  1. To test the card using the Hyper Terminal. Please do the following steps:
  2. Run the HyperTerminal program.
  3. During connection, the program will ask you to enter your name and choose an icon for the connection. Enter any name and select any icon.
  4. After entering your name and selecting icon you will be ask for country code, area code, phone number and connect using what. Ignore all edit box except for the connect using, click the combo box and select Direct to COMx (You can use any port but usually the COM1 and COM2 is used by the computer motherboard).
    Put the proper COM x properties.
  5. You can now begin to type any message. Take note that whatever you type must appear to the textbox as long as you have a loop back on the COM port of your card!

H.2  Using Decision Terminal

To test the card using the Decision Terminal. Please do the following steps:

  1. Install the software using the Decision Studio (It is inside the CD  AutoOpen program).
  2. Run the program (Decision Terminal) at the program menu of the start menu.
  3. Setup the COM port properties by selecting the setup option on the File menu.
  4. You can now begin to type any message to transmit textbox. Take note that whatever you type must appear to receive textbox as long as you have a loop back on the COM port of your card.
  5. You can also click the Test button to test your card automatically.@